Management Accountant, OCR

Cambridge, UK
£30,000 - £36,500
05 Oct 2019
28 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Management Accountant
Contract: Full-time, Fixed term (12 months)
Salary: £30,000 - £36,500
Location: Cambridge

Do you want to use your finance business partnering skills for the greater good?

We have an exceptional opportunity for a Management Accountant to partner the OCR business unit within Cambridge Assessment. With a well-honed partnering approach, you'll proactively support the business in the delivery of their key strategic priorities. Focusing on the financial performance of our range of exam products, you'll be providing insightful analysis and inputting into the production of budgets and forecasts and wider planning processes.

As the OCR Management Accountant, your work will ultimately be supporting the delivery of exams taken by thousands of students across the UK each year. Your work will really make a difference.

Interested in working a not-for-profit with a commercial edge?

On a day-to-day basis, your role will be varied. Regularly meeting with your budget holders to gain a thorough understanding of their priorities, you'll use that knowledge to support them in ensuring they are compliant, well informed and accurate.

Your established modelling skills will be essential as you develop costing and pricing models, which support the viability assessment of the exam products and services. You'll be more than comfortable working with large, complex datasets and systems, as you create accessible and user-friendly outputs to support the budgeting, forecasting and budgetary control processes.

By providing clear, accurate and timely information, you'll enable business decisions to be made.

Able to analyse key trends and variances, you'll use this knowledge to advise and influence the business, helping them understand the impact of the financial performance and supporting them to achieve their financial plans.

With each financial cycle, you'll be there to support your budget holders in the production of robust forecasts and budgets, being their financial partner every step of the way.

Want to join a collaborative and well respected team?

We'd be interested in hearing from you if you are part qualified or studying towards your CIMA, ACCA or equivalent. We'd also like to hear examples of how you have used your business partnering skills to provide insight into business performance.

As a behaviour led organisation, equally important to us is how you deliver. Collaborative, responsible and innovative, you'll be a pro-active self-starter, naturally inquisitive and willing to learn. The ability to be flexible in your role is required, and we too can be flexible in return - we have a 'Just Ask' Policy, so let us know in your application, and we'll see what we can accommodate.

Able to take ownership and needing limited direction, you'll be a true team player able to share information and support others in their roles.

Below are a few other things we'd also like to see ….

  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Evidence of how you have applied relevant accounting standards appropriately
  • An aptitude for problem solving and decision making, understanding when to refer queries to a higher level.
  • Management Accounting including preparation of monthly reports as well as costing/pricing work
  • Experience of supporting and challenging operational teams

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.


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
  • Childcare vouchers
  • 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 27 October 2019 and interviews will be held in November.

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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