Management Accountant / Interim Management Accountant

09 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Management Accountant / Interim Management Accountant

Work location: County Hall with the ability to work in an agile way across the county

Hours per week: Up to 37 per week

Closing date: 11 November 2019

Interview date: w/c 18 November 2019

We are open to discussions about flexible working.

We have three fantastic Management Accountants opportunities available within our Business Partnering teams at Oxfordshire County Council.

Management Accountants

Two permanent posts

Grade 13 - £41,675 - £44,632 pro-rata, per annum

Interim Management Accountant

One temporary post for up to 6 months

Grade - Interim day rate

About you

You'll be that person who is always on the lookout for ways to do things better, faster, and more efficiently. You'll get excited about trying out new ideas, keeping up with changes and innovation within the industry, and wowing people with the service you provide. It's important to us that you're a team player - we're a close-knit team and we all pull together to get things done.

In your role as Management Accountant, you'll need to be proactive, organised and have experience of making effective decisions. As you'll be working with people of all levels, sound persuasion and negotiating skills in order to motivate people and partnerships and influence outcomes is critical to the success of the Directorate/Corporate priorities.

We're the team where talented people are encouraged to thrive and enhance their career. Our success is driven by your creativity, collaboration and commitment. You are ambitious, an expert in your field with the tenacity to succeed. You will be able to demonstrate the essential criteria whilst bringing your own passion and ideas. Some of the key skills you will possess are:
  • Experience in supporting complex service delivery.
  • Qualified accountant.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of financial management, business planning, corporate governance, and risk management, processes and procedures, and sound knowledge of the wider sector / external influences.
  • Excellent communication skills, confidence and the ability to negotiate.

About the role

The Business Partnering teams support the business by providing strategic financial insight, analysis and commercial thinking to the nominated Directorate including the validation of the Service & Resource Planning, Financial Monitoring and Final Accounts processes.

The Finance team is fundamental to the business, provide on-going support, advice and challenge to cost centre, project and service managers of agreed high risk budget areas.

As the Management Accountant, you will deputise for Assistant Finance Business Partner as

appropriate and provide support on major projects and contracts.

About us

We're a place where people make a difference to our members, feel valued and have fun. Our values are our guiding principles. They define how we work and help us to do what we do so well. Our values are; working together in a supportive and honest way, striving to find the best solutions and being open to change and doing things differently.

We have an incredibly exciting journey ahead of us as we deliver an ambitious transformation programme to helps us achieve our strategic objectives and meet the financial targets set out in our Medium-Term Financial Plan. An integral part of this programme is a review of Finance operations.

Rewards and benefits

We want to make sure our people have the flexibility they need to balance their personal lives and do well at work. So, we focus on outputs rather than presenteeism and are open to a whole range of ways of working including flexible hours and working from home.

Our benefits are great too:
  • We are proud of our strong flexible working culture, including the opportunity for flexibility on working hours and the use of technology to support remote working.
  • A generous holiday allowance which rises as you remain in employment with us. We offer 27-32 days paid holiday (depending on continuous service) plus bank holidays. We also have the option to purchase additional leave.
  • Access to membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme which is a 19.9% employer pension contribution rate.
  • A host of enhanced family friendly policies.
  • A range of learning and development opportunities from classroom-based training, coaching, mentoring, shadowing, eLearning and staff network groups.
  • Access to brilliant local and national staff discounts.

Would you like to know more?

For an informal discussion please, in the first instance email Rob Finlayson, Finance Business Partner at

To apply, please send your CV and a supporting statement, which clearly explains how you meet each of the criteria for the role to Rob Finlayson, Finance Business Partner at