Management Accountant

27 Nov 2012
07 Dec 2012
Contract Type

Main Purpose of the Role:

To provide regular financial information and advice to College Management and Corporation.

To deliver an effective & timely financial planning and monitoring cycle.

To maintain the College fixed asset register.

To reconcile the control accounts.

To maintain the finance system and its development.

To assist with all external reporting requirements as determined by statute and funding bodies.


Principle Accountabilities:

The post holder will be responsible and accountable for:-

1. Financial Information

i. Provide support and guidance to the Budget Holders, to manage the devolved budgets through understanding the business of the departments.

ii. To prepare monthly management information for Budget Holders, College Management Team and Corporation.

iii. To identify and investigate significant budget variances and make suggestions for corrective action.



2. External Reporting

i. Assist with preparation of financial plans that reflect the College’s strategic planning framework.

II. Assist with the preparation of the annual statutory accounts.

III. Prepare the VAT and ONS returns.


3. General Accounting

I. To process all general ledger journals relating to the preparation of the monthly management accounts.

II. To prepare balance sheet reconciliations as part of the monthly schedule.

III. Maintain the College fixed asset register ensuring that all assets are correctly identified, classed and recorded and process the monthly depreciation charge.

IV. Assist the Director of Finance in the evaluation and subsequent monitoring of capital expenditure and other projects.


4. System Development

I. To maintain the finance system, in particular the reporting and control environment.

II. To assist with systems development projects to improve the efficiency of the finance system to best support the College’s objectives.


5. Participating actively in the performance management scheme, agreeing objectives, attending reviews and undertaking Staff Development as required.


6. Promoting and supporting the development of the College’s Equal Opportunities Policy, ensuring compliance in all aspects of the organisational function.


7. Complying with the College Health and Safety Policy and all relevant Health and Safety requirements.


8. Such other duties as may be reasonably expected of the post holder.



To apply for this role please follow the link below to be redirected to Guildford College careers page. Alternatively, please complete the application form attached about and submit this to

The closing date for this position is Friday 7th December 2012.


Please note :

The person appointed to this post will, from day to day, have contact with students, many of whom are under eighteen years of age, and some under sixteen years, a number of whom may have moderate to severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Therefore, the post holder will require an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check.

Safeguarding Recruitment :

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding checks as well as providing proof of right to work in the UK.

Equality & Diversity :

As we are a diverse college that respects differences in race, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, faith, background or personal circumstance we welcome all applications. We want everyone to feel valued and included in the college community and to achieve their full potential. The college is opposed to any form of discrimination and commits itself to the redress of any inequalities by taking positive action where appropriate.

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