Management Accountant

10 days per month, contract, Twickenham TW1

The Role/Responsibilities:

Accountable to the Director with reporting relationships with the Director, Board of Trustees. Team player with other staff, supporters and partners.

Location: Based at Strawberry Hill House, with potential meetings at, and liaison with, other venues.

Remuneration: 10 days per month 27k – 40k pro rata, depending on level of experience

JOB SUMMARY

This is a one year funded position, reducing to 0.5 of proposed hours after funding is exhausted.

The post holder will be responsible for producing the monthly management accounts for The Strawberry Hill Trust and The Strawberry Hill House Trading Company.

Two individual accounting databases are kept on Xero for the separate companies and each company operate separate bank accounts. The Strawberry Hill Trust has restricted and unrestricted income and expenditure. The till system and web sales record transactions for both companies so there are a large number of intercompany transactions. There is a group VAT registration in place.

Skills

  • Qualified or qualified by experience.
  • Experience in the Charity sector is highly desirable, with a broad knowledge of VAT and Gift Aid compliance.
  • Needs to have a very good working knowledge of Xero Accounting software and excel.
  • A basic knowledge of HR and Workplace pension is advantageous.

Duties

  • Supervise the in house book keeper who works 1 day a week.
  • Producing monthly management accounts
  • Assisting the Auditors in producing the annual accounts.
  • Updating and producing a cash flow and cash flow forecast on a monthly basis.
  • Assist the Director and staff with Budgeting and event costing.
  • Monitor Till transactions
  • Checking Payroll and posting the payroll (which is run by the Auditors)
  • Running of monthly Till reports to analyse departments and company.
  • Checking of all Supplier invoices and either authorising them or passing to the Director for authorising. (Payments are made by the Director, or voluntary accounts assistant
  • Ensuring HMRC Compliance for Gift Aid and VAT returns.
  • Ensuring that Paye/NI payments are made on time.
  • Administration of Funded projects recorded on excel.
  • Providing financial advice to Director, Board and staff.
  • Enforcing financial procedures

 

KEY RESULT AREAS

  • Following guidance and induction from contracted bookkeeper work on your own initiative and part of a team in delivering the core aspects of the role, including the reporting of outcomes.
  • You will be well-organised, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working in a small dedicated team, maintaining good working relationships with all property staff, volunteers, supporters, and external partners.
  • A sound working knowledge of, or interest in, heritage venues, and the ability to focus on the assessment of conservation tasks is essential.
  • Good IT skills, including experience of Word and Excel are essential.
  • Form, encourage and continue partnerships with allied external organisations, to develop partnership provision.
  • Work with property individuals and teams to ensure good relations and mutual respect of all roles within these teams is maintained at all times.
  • Assist and encourage volunteers and trainees to help deliver their roles in support of this role, as required. This will involve maintaining links with existing volunteers, and offering support and encouragement to new volunteers. The post holder may be responsible for assisting with the administration and induction of new volunteers.
  • Maintain good relationships with local partner venues and their teams. Develop and maintain good relations with all relevant allied organisations, notably conservation groups, the local council and all other user groups.
  • Work with property individuals and teams to ensure good relations and mutual respect of all roles within these teams is maintained at all times.

Promotion

  • Be recognized as a key member of Strawberry Hill through positive promotion of the venue, its work and its ambitions.
  • Raise awareness and promote the work of Strawberry Hill House Trust, including positive promotion of the work of colleagues at Strawberry Hill and the other allied partner properties.
  • As required by the Director and Board, liaise with external organisations to form links and partnerships, including attendance of internal and external meetings as required.

Resources

  • As required by the Director and Board, prepare and produce reports showing financial performance, in line with financial requirements.
  • As required by the Director, work with the relevant staff to develop appropriate funding opportunities.

General

The post-holder shall:

  • Observe at all times the principles of Customer Care as defined by The Director for Strawberry Hill House Trust.
  • Ensure that all activities and arrangements comply with Health and Safety Regulations and Policies.
  • Attend meetings, conferences and staff training courses and workshops which are considered to be appropriate to the further development and training needs of the post holder.
  • All staff are expected to observe Health and Safety at Work Regulations as set out by the Trust in accordance with its statutory obligations.

Knowledge, Skills And Experience

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual, who is able to engage and involve people, and ensure financial procedures are followed. Awareness of the work of the Strawberry Hill House Trust and a desire to further its ambitions are required.
  • You will be well-organised, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working in a small dedicated team. Good IT skills, including experience of Word and Excel and relevant financial packages are essential. Experience of working with volunteers and trainees will be an advantage.
  • The post-holder should be able to engage and involve colleagues and partners, and maintain good working relationships with all property staff.

Person Specification

Education

  • ACCA or ATT qualified or has a minimum of 5 years experience in an accountancy management role (Essential)

Experience

  • Has extensive experience of using Xero Accounting software including a knowledge of set up and configuration (Essential)
  • A sound understanding of UK financial regulations including; PCI compliance, VAT regulations and gift aid regulations (Essential)
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel (Essential)
  • Has a working knowledge of EPOS systems (Desirable)
  • Has line management experience (Desirable)
  • Worked or volunteered as part of a small team (Desirable)

Skills

  • Experience of training others in financial procedures and systems (Essential)
  • Excellent standard of written and spoken English (Essential)
  • Creative approach to problem solving and able to follow through (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills confident communicating with a wide range of individuals

(Essential)

  • Personal Qualities
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail (Essential)
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work under pressure (Essential)
  • Team Player (Essential)
  • Supportive and approachable (Essential)

HOW TO APPLY AND TIMETABLE

CV and Personal Statement

All applications should be sent electronically and consist of a CV and a supporting statement, outlining the suitability of the role as outlined by the person specification

The CV should include

  • Your contact details (address, work, home and mobile phone numbers as appropriate) Please indicate which number to contact you on if you are shortlisted for interview.
  • Career history
  • Your experience
  • Your qualifications
  • The names and contact details of two referees. As least one of whom should be you current or most recent employer. Please let us know whether we can take up references prior to interview
  • Do not include information about gender, age or ethnicity

The personal statement should set out how you meet the person specification. Please be clear and comprehensive in your supporting statement as this will be a key shortlisting document

Sending us Your Application

Please send your CV, personal statement and Recruitment Monitoring Form by email to Nick.dolan@strawberryhillhouse.org.uk or apply directly through the TFIF website.

Recruitment Procedure

Formal interviews and tours of Strawberry Hill for selected candidates will be conducted week commencing 29th January 2019.

If appointed you will need to produce documentary evidence for key qualifications and to meet the requirements of current immigration legislation.

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The Role/Responsibilities:

Financial Management

  • Day to day cash flow management and forecasting, maintaining an up to date cash flow report and forecast, and reporting on this as required
  • Assisting with team budgets, costs and financial planning within teams
  • Ad hoc financial admin, including invoice payment and staff salaries, management of Adyen, HSBC
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  • Running regular analysis and reporting updates based on established procedures, under the guidance of our consultant data scientist,
  • Working closely with teams across the business (sales, marketing and customer retention) to deliver analysis of their team performance and customer behaviour, reporting findings and making recommendations
  • Working to make the activity of each team more targeted and effective using data and analysis, focusing on their core team KPIs e.g. sales CPA, customer box spend, etc.
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Reporting to

Primary: Founders

Secondary: Accountant

Salary

Dependent on experience.

Location

Wandsworth Town, London.

Hours

Part time, flexible

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to: anna.jordan@fieldandflower.co.uk