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Assistant Management Accountant

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Job Summary

  • Bristol
  • Contract
  • BBBH763318
  • Jul 22, 2020
  • £15 - £20ph
Job Description

Morgan McKinley is recruiting for an Assistant Management Accountant

Morgan McKinley is recruiting for an Assistant Management Accountant to join a Finance and Procurement team and help them deliver effective and efficient finance support to a local authority. The role sits within a small and relatively new team and the post holder will play a key role, helping to provide financial advice, information, reports and analysis and maintain systems and processes. The Assistant Management Accountant will support the Management Accountant to ensure that financial reports to both internal and external users accurately reflect the financial position.

The post holder will be required to complete on-the-job training to gain competencies in one or more of the following specialist areas:

  • To play an active role in helping to establish reporting routines including month- end reporting, statutory reporting, budgets and commentaries.
  • To support the provision of effective and efficient financial information through proactive business partnering and providing financial modelling assistance when required.
  • To be the first point of contact for all systems related queries from managers and staff, providing a system administration service to the Finance Team and Budget Managers


  • Under supervision of the Management Accountant, monitor income, expenditure and outturn predictions, identifying and communicating unexpected budget variances, budget volatility and monitoring the validity of budget management decisions against accountancy rules and regulations.
  • Assist in the creation and production of the monthly management accounts pack within agreed timescales as set out within the team's objectives.
  • Assist the Management Accountant in the production of budgets and revised forecasts
  • Liaise with budget managers on a monthly basis to establish the cause of budget or forecast variances when comparing to actual results.
  • Effectively handle queries from key budget managers, and proactively help them to manage costs in their areas of the business through business partnering.
  • To assist in producing final accounts in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards including the production of disclosure notes and supplementary financial analysis.
  • To assist in the production of streamlined reports from the financial system that automates the production of the information required for the submission of returns.
  • To prepare and proactively contribute to reports for directors and managers and political decision makers clearly identifying the financial effects of policy and other corporate proposals on the delivery of services.
  • Ensure that optimum functional use is made of the financial system and that all budget managers can undertake basic enquiries to track their budget position.
  • Assist in proactively developing systems and the use of IT to improve information in the financial suite when systems are upgraded.
  • Write reports for a wide range of individuals from the financial suite using a range of tools.
  • Interpret the financial requirements of non-financial managers and other users and provide suitable data in clear reports.
  • Maintain and develop the integrity of the financial systems, reconciling the General Ledger records to those of any feeder systems, investigating discrepancies and generating improved financial reporting systems.
  • In conjunction with the Head of Finance and Procurement, control the access to and security of the financial suite.
  • Maintain and develop the integrity of information in a range of control accounts, including payroll and tax accounts.
  • To maintain and enhance interfaces from other systems into the main financial suite.
  • To challenge and improve financial systems, processes and control on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide support and financial advice to individual service areas for specific projects, including provision of detailed reports and advice to assist with project management.
  • To plan and prioritise own workload in order to meet the deadlines for reporting to directors, managers and political decision makers.
  • To contribute to effective and accessible communication with staff, service users, the general public and others as appropriate
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of a similar responsibility level as may be allocated from time to time by the line manager.



Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Good standard of general education.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft packages, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Qualified accountant or part-qualified accountant actively studying at the final level (CCAB/CIMA).


  • Experience of providing financial support in a dynamic and complex organisation.
  • Previous experience of preparing budgets and budget monitoring.
  • Experience of providing regular financial management information/advice to tight deadlines.
  • Specific experience and understanding of financial and management reporting.
  • Experience of performing complex reconciliations.
  • Experience of delivering high-quality customer service both inside and outside an organisation.

Morgan McKinley is acting as an Employment Agency and references to pay rates are indicative.


Consultant Details

Consultant Details

Nicholas Thom
Nicholas Thom
  • Consultant | National Delivery Recruitment
  • 44 (0)1179 440 600