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Management Accountant

Location:
London
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.
Focus of the Role:
  • Management Accounts – leading the month end management accounts preparation deadlines
  • Preparing month end journals including; payroll, prepayments, accruals, capitalisation of fixed assets and central reallocations
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Production of monthly management accounts information including variance commentary
  • Preparation of monthly senior management information pack with commentary
  • Line management- Managing, supporting and inspiring a team of the Finance Assistants (three) – accounts payable, bank reconciliations, etc
  • Oversight over communication received by the team to ensure all queries are answered promptly
  • Working closely with central functions- focal point for queries
  • Managing and maintaining the financial systems which are currently in place (Sage, Expenses software)
  • Assisting on annual budget & reforecasting process including consolidation of all departmental budgets
  • Assisting with the year end audit questions/analysis
  • Ad-hoc pieces of work or projects as required by Head of Finance and other senior members of the team

 

What We Look For in Our People:

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Part qualified accountant ACCA/ACA/CIMA- Essential
  • Substantial prior line management experience-: proven team leader with demonstrated ability to develop, motivate others and effect a positive change- Essential
  • Advanced excel skills – Vlookups, Hlookups, Index and Match formulas, as well as Pivot tables and data validation.
  • Familiar with Sage Accounts Production preferable – not essential


    ESSENTIALS SKILLS:

  • Well presented, confident candidate who can articulate verbally and by written presentation; ability to express complex ideas in a clear and straightforward manner
  • Must be able to take ownership and manage their own workflow with minimal input from management, set their own goals and plan how to achieve them – translate into actions and follow through to completion
  • Must appreciate the demands of working within a growing business and remain solutions focused.  This will at times involve taking on unfamiliar tasks and managing their own workloads


    PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Customer service/experience focused- flexible & adaptable approach
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Self-driven, ambitious and always seeking continuous improvement
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to establish good cross departmental working relationships
  • Must be able to demonstrate discretion with sensitive information

values we look for:

  • COURAGE… because to tackle global challenges, we must innovate and take smart risks
  • COLLABORATION… because when we work together and with external partners, we can overcome even the largest problems
  • COMPASSION … because our work is ultimately about improving people’s lives

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