Management Accountant

Job Details
  • 4083
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • £45,647 + range of amazing benefits

Management Accountant

Permanent contract with full-time hours

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have an exciting, immediate vacancy for a Management Accountant to join our busy Finance team.

The Management Accountant role:

As the Management Accountant, you will have responsibility for producing and developing monthly financial reports including P&L, balance sheet, cashflow and KPI’s. You will need to demonstrate a wide commercial approach to understanding our business which includes the core operation of the running of the Zoo, including our commercial operations of Guest Experience, Catering and Retail, as well as our charity focused Conservation and Education departments. You will be heavily involved in commercial systems development and also have management responsibility of a small team.

The ideal candidate for this Management Accountant will:

  • Be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified Accountant
  • Have post-qualification experience within a commercial environment
  • Have experience of managing a team
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with proficiency in producing reports
  • Have the ability to engage and build strong working relationships with others, particularly senior managers
  • Be an advanced user of accounting software packages and Microsoft Office packages including Excel
  • Have extensive knowledge of UK GAAP, Charities SORP, Gift Aid and VAT
  • Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Have strong IT systems knowledge

Experience of using Navision accounting software and Jet reports would be desirable for the role.

It would be an advantage if candidates are available immediately/at short notice.

Working hours are negotiable between 35 to 40 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday between the hours of 8.30am to 5pm.

The salary is £45,647.95 per annum based on working 40 hours per week, this will be pro-rated for lesser working hours. In addition, we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found on the Chester Zoo careers page.

To apply for this Management Accountant position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website. You will then be required to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for this Management Accountant role.

Closing date for applications is 23rd August 2020.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found.  Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

All applications for this Management Accountant role are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submission.

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