Management Accountant

Cambridge, UK
£26,000 - £36,500
23 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Management Accountant
Contract: Fixed Term, 12- months Maternity Cover
Salary: £26,000 - £36,500
Location: Cambridge

What it's about
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic accountant to join our proactive, driven Finance department. The successful candidate would join the Cambridge Assessment International Education Management Accounts team who provides information, analysis and advice to support decision making at Group, Business Unit and budget holder level. Management accountants provide analysis and input to the production of the Group's budget and forecasts as well as contributing information to the Group planning process.
The focus of this role is on financial performance of products and supporting the divisions that deliver our exam series.

What you'll be doing
Proactively engage with budget holders to generate a thorough understanding of their business unit and the impact on the wider Cambridge Assessment, which include Business partnering and maintaining close relationship with the Business. Use that knowledge to create optimal finance structure and support the budget holder in producing robust forecasts and budgets, ensuring the financial cycle is complied with.
Work with and develop costing and pricing models as appropriate to support accurate assessments and development of new and existing products and services, education reform projects and tenders. Ensure compliance with financial regulations and policies.
Working with large, complex datasets and systems, analyse trends and variances, advising and influencing budget holders to aid understanding of the impact of business decisions on financial performance.
Provide clear, accurate and timely information to budget holders to enable business decisions to be made to achieve financial plans.
Collaborate with colleagues across the wider finance community to share best practice and contribute to continuous improvement of the finance service.

What we're looking for
• At least part qualified or studying towards one of accounting qualifications (AAT,CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)

• Demonstrate strong business partnering skills and ability to provide insight into business performance
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excel to an advanced level.
• Good time management.
• Able to apply relevant accounting standards appropriately
• Able to apply a high level of numeric reasoning.
• Display an aptitude for problem solving and decision making, while understanding when to refer queries to a higher level.
• Able to manipulate financial data and produce accessible outputs

• Demonstrate experience of supporting and challenging operational teams
• Management Accounting including preparation of monthly reports as well as costing/pricing work.
• Experience of management accounts in a global organisation is desirable
• Project work, including understanding of contract terms, beneficial.
• Successfully producing detailed and accurate work to deadlines.
• Good working knowledge of finance procedures and experience of using a major finance computer system.

• Collaborative
• Responsible
• Innovative
• Pro-active self-starter
• Flexible
• Inquisitive and willing to learn
• Able to work with limited supervision but also as a full member of a team, sharing information with other team members, and supporting them in their roles.

Who we are
Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

• Generous contributory pension
• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
• Cycle scheme
• Season Ticket Loan
• Subsidised staff restaurants
• Support for professional qualifications
• Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 08/09/2019 and interviews will be held on 12/09/2019 & 13/09/2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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