Management Accountant

Network Rail
32256.00 GBP Annual
07 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About Network Rail

Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Britain's railway. From Crossrail - Europe's largest civil engineering project - to investment in world-class stations and major programmes of electrification, we're involved in some of the most ambitious and diverse ventures that this country has ever seen.

Despite this, demand is still increasing and over the next 30 years passenger demand for rail will more than double with freight demand expected to grow by 140%. We're improving the rail network, providing faster, more frequent and more reliable journeys between Britain's towns and cities. This is bringing people and businesses closer together, making Britain more competitive and a better place to do business. This provides wider benefits to the economy; rail investment stimulates private sector growth, and we are investing in our workforce and introducing new technologies.

Brief Description

At Network Rail, our Finance function is key to our success. Our diverse and high-achieving team is responsible for e nsuring we secure appropriate funding and get the best possible value for the money we spend, driving forward our continuing mission to transform the UK's rail network into a world-class infrastructure. We are responsible for establishing Network Rail's cash requirements through the planning process, securing the income requirements through the regulatory process and funding the Company's borrowing requirements through the financial markets. We control expenditure and provide clear and accurate management information. Providing value for money from suppliers through contracts and procurement, we also mitigate the Company's exposure to financial risk.
The role of Management Accountant is to provide a proactive financial and management accounting service to budget holders to support business decisions and maintain financial control.

About the role (External)

As a Management Accountant at Network Rail you will be chiefly responsible for producing business plans and budgets, whilst providing specialist financial advice to your client group. As a subject matter expert you'll be a true business partner, highlighting risk, monitoring opportunities and presenting relevant information at key stakeholder meetings. For you, success is a financially aware client group, whose risk aware decisions are based on solid numbers and relevant information.

You'll have the chance to challenge yourself, simply explaining financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders, working in diverse areas, in a company whose turnover is amongst the largest companies in the country. What's more, you'll play a pivotal role in helping us to achieve challenging targets, using your interpersonal skills you'll become a true business partner to your client group.

Do you have....?
  • Full or part membership of a relevant professional body (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA), or possession of sufficient experience to fulfil the requirements of the role without membership of the relevant professional body?
  • Experience in financial accounting, management accounting, financial analysis?
  • Business partnering experience?
  • Experience in project accounting and commercial responsibility for major projects and/or contracts?

Are you....?
  • Driven and determined to continually strive for improvement?
  • Committed to delivering for your business partners?
  • Willing to challenge your colleagues to continually improve?
  • Energetic and charismatic with the ability to engage and influence non-financial customers?

How To Apply- External

Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre -employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee's unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.
Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to GBP3000 (to a maximum amount of GBP2,250).
Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: GBP32,256 - GBP36,288
Closing date: 19th October late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.


Amount of Travel

Work At Home

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