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Senior Management Accountant

Reference: 21859


Belfast, County Antrim


£48000 - £52000

Job Type


Date Posted

16 May, 2024

We are actively seeking applications for the position of Senior Management Accountant with our Not-For-Profit client based in Belfast City Centre.  To be clear, this is a large scale organisation that employs more than 500 people in sites across Ireland and UK.  This is a very well managed organisation, lead by a high profile board of trustees and positioned for further growth in the coming years.  Becoming part of this team will mean you will join an organisation that supports and improves the lives of those on the periphery of society.    



Job Purpose/Summary


The Senior Management Accountant will play a crucial role in overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of the management accounting team. This individual will be responsible for ensuring the team meets deadlines, maintaining a high standard of work quality, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement. The Senior Management Accountant will also be the primary point of contact for training and development within the team.

We wan to hear from you if you have the experience and desire to make this position yours.


Key Responsibilities:


The Senior Management Accountant will continue to be responsible of their cost centres that they have been assigned by the Head of Finance and in conjunction with the regional directors’ matrix. They will continue to prepare and analyse the monthly management accounts, prepare budgets and provide financial and costing information and advice to divisional Directors.


1. Team Leadership:

– Lead and manage a team of management accountants, providing guidance, support, and motivation.

– Foster a collaborative and high-performance work environment.

– Conduct regular team meetings to discuss priorities, address challenges, and provide updates.


2. Work Review and Quality Assurance:

– Act as the first line reviewer for the work produced by the management accounting team; such as monthly management accounts, budget builds, costing schedules up to pre-determined values

– Ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards in all financial reports and analyses.

– Provide constructive feedback to team members to facilitate their professional development.


3. Deadline Management:

– Oversee the timely completion of all management accounting tasks and projects, such as pack to Trustees

– Develop and implement strategies to improve efficiency and meet tight deadlines.

– Coordinate with other departments to ensure smooth workflow and adherence to schedules.


4. Training and Development:

– Identify training needs within the team and develop a comprehensive training plan.

– Provide ongoing training to team members on technical skills, industry trends, and best practices.

– Facilitate cross-training initiatives to enhance team members’ versatility.


5. Process Improvement:

– Continuously evaluate and improve existing processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

– Implement best practices in management accounting and stay abreast of industry trends.

– Collaborate with team members to streamline workflows and eliminate bottlenecks.


6. Communication and Collaboration:

– Serve as the main point of contact between the management accounting team and the Head of Finance.

– Collaborate with other departments, such as operations and IT, to ensure seamless communication and coordination.


Essential Criteria:

· Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.

· Qualified Accountant and current member of one of the following recognised CCAB bodies:

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA); Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA); Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA); Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants (CIPFA).

· Proven experience in management accounting, with a minimum of 2 years in a supervisory role.

· Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

· Excellent communication and presentation abilities.

· In-depth knowledge of accounting principles, financial analysis, and reporting.

· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

· Demonstrate experience of use of computerised finance packages and experience in excel


Next Steps:
Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant from the Abacus team on 0044 (0) 28 9031 3157 for a confidential discussion.
We aim to respond to all inquiries within 4 business hours.
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