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Assistant Management Accountant

Finance

Location:  Hybrid working in London (4 days per month in the office)
Salary:  £36,323 per annum, increasing to £37,273 after 6 months and £38,198 after 12 months
Permanent, Full Time
Closing Date:  Sunday 14 August 2022
Reference:  R055-22

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose. To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join Independent Age as we work to increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. We want to find talented individuals from diverse backgrounds to join us on this journey.

The Finance team are a key function within the Corporate Services directorate, providing accurate and timely management information to colleagues across the organisation to support effective decision making. 

We are seeking an Assistant Management Accountant to join as an integral part of the team, to work collaboratively with the Finance Officers to ensure a tight and accurate month-end close with all accounts reconciled. 

The ideal candidate will bring experience of working in both accounts payable and receivable environments and be able to provide further analysis to ensure that transactions have been correctly recorded. There will be the opportunity to take responsibility for the trial balance by preparing nominal ledger journals and undertaking monthly balance sheet account reconciliations. 

You should have excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise to meet deadlines, have the ability to work collaboratively, along with excellent attention to detail and great customer service skills. 

You will have experience of using computerised accounting systems along with being proficiency in Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel as all are essential for this role.

At Independent Age we live by our values. We are purpose-driven, compassionate, expert, collaborative, accountable and inclusive.

We champion inclusion and celebrate diversity within and outside to create a culture where everyone knows that they belong and can bring their whole self to work. We encourage applications from all backgrounds as we know this makes our charity stronger.

If you are passionate about our cause, share our values and believe you have the skills for this role, then we’d love to meet you.

We offer great benefits including 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, and fantastic learning and development opportunities. 

We know that a good work life balance helps us perform at our best and supports wellbeing. A full-time role is 35 hours a week. Flexible working hours and hybrid working is standard for everyone (those contracted to work in the office usually attend one day per week). But if you need a different form of flexibility, we are happy to talk flexible working. As part of our commitment to supporting colleagues in balancing their work and family life, and to supporting parents, soon to be parents or colleagues who have other caring responsibilities, we also offer a number of enhanced leave provisions and benefits. 

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and follow Safer Recruitment practices to ensure we are safeguarding those we work with. We therefore ask that you supply your full work history with explanations for any gaps in the application documents you submit and if offered the post, we will require two employment references including your current or most recent employer.  

In line with the current guidance in relation to the activity to be undertaken in this role, a Basic DBS Certificate will also be required.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (maximum 2 A4 pages) detailing how your skills and experience meet the criteria within the Job Description and Person Specification, along with your CV, by clicking the Apply Online button below.

We will be considering applications as we receive them and so may change the closing date to an earlier date.

Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 19 or Monday 22 August but may take place sooner.

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