Management Accountant x 3
London - 36,000 - 43,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 10 February 2017

Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them. 

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone. 

Working as part of the Finance team, you’ll support Kew’s mission by producing, critically reviewing and monitoring budgets, forecasts and business cases and supporting budget holders and other managers to make sound financial decisions. 

We currently have three exciting opportunities to join our Finance team: 

Management Accountant – Capital and Projects 

Reporting into the Head of Project Accounting, this is a key role responsible for the preparation and review of business cases, grant applications and manage the financial aspects of capital projects, including major estates capital projects across Kew and Wakehurst; you will provide a key interface to the Capital Programme Office, project managers, Defra and fundraising.

Management Accountant – Science and Projects 

Reporting into the Head of Project Accounting, the post holder will support project managers in grant application, budget review, forecasting and reporting for a portfolio of Science and projects; you will provide a key interface with Kew Science, Defra and fundraising.

Management Accountant – Kew 

Reporting into the Head of Financial Planning and Performance, you will be responsible for monthly reporting, budget setting, forecasting and analysis of the business performance and provide a key interface with business teams, senior management and Executive Board.

We’re looking for excellent, fully-qualified Management Accountants, who have post-qualification experience from the Not-for-Profit, Education or Commercial sector to support our network of managers at Kew. 

The successful candidate will provide coaching and mentoring on budget management, policies, systems and procedures to all levels of non-finance staff, including members of the Executive team. 

To be successful in this, you’ll need to be a skilled and confident communicator and be able to put this into practice by building strong working relationships with budget holders and other managers; giving advice and helping them to manage their resources effectively. 

You’ll also need to be a qualified accountant, confident in using IT and reporting systems and be able to demonstrate that you have experience of developing financial reporting systems and developing and implementing new policies and procedures. 

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