Management Accountant

Altum Consulting is delighted to be partnering with Goodenough College, London's finest postgraduate residential community, in its search for an ambitious and personable Management Accountant. The college, which boasts an on-site hotel, events space and the Queen as their patron, provides a truly collegiate experience for 700 of the brightest minds studying at London's top universities.

The Management Accountant will play a key part of the college’s finance team, providing support to the newly appointed Head of Finance by leading on annual budgeting and forecasting and management accounts preparation. You will business partner a variety of stakeholders across the organisation. The postholder will also line manage an Assistant Management Accountant.

Key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly management accounts, including variance analysis, commentary, balance sheet, cash flow

  • Develop strong relationships with budget holders, managers and Directors, fostering an environment where business partners take ownership for their financial performance

  • Lead on annual budgeting and reforecasting processes, including preparation of key documents for the Board and Finance Committee and presentation to the Executive team

  • Lead on College reporting and analysis for management information purposes.

  • Provide support to the College’s business activities through its subsidiaries, which include the hotel and events business, developing bespoke reporting

  • Develop and use Excel modelling to support finance elements of business case maintenance of 30 year long-term forecast

  • Management of restricted funds reporting including analysis, ensuring donor compliance

  • Record, analyse and report on performance against KPIs as part of management information, and provide ad hoc reports when necessary

  • Develop and maintain the management accounts reporting systems and structures.

  • Line manage and support the Assistant Management Accountant

  • Deputising in Head of Finance’s absence


The ideal candidate will;

  • Be either a finalist or fully qualified CCAB accountant
    Have experience in management accounts production including budgeting & forecasting

  • Be organised, have strong communication skills and the ability to “tell the story”

  • Have strong excel skills and some supervisory experience

Candidates are likely to come from the charity/education/hospitality sector however if you are recently qualified from practice or have management accounts experience from other industries you are welcome to apply!

Benefits include a generous holiday and pension allowance, private healthcare and a flexible working environment. You will be based at the beautiful campus in Bloomsbury and work as part of a close-knit finance team. You will have the opportunity to get involved in fundraisers and other events and feel part of the community. If interested please apply with your CV today,

Altum will be conducting first stage interviews w/c 9th Nov.