11 months ago
Central Services - Finance
Up to £40,000 (dependent on experience)
Management Accountant - Slough
About our role: Are you a qualified or part qualified Management Accountant looking for a new challenge in a fast paced, vibrant and progressive environment? Are you looking for an opportunity where you can demonstrate your financial acumen and analytical skills with opportunities of improving processes?
Your focus: As Management Accountant within our Apprenticeship Division, you will be focused on gathering data from multiple sources including Government bodies and internal departments. Reconciling revenue and costs as well as variance analysis, to ensure the timely production of the daily, weekly and month end reports for the business area. You will also work closely with our Sales Managers to calculate the commissions for our 150+ Sales Force.
Additionally, as you progress and understand the business, your involvement in projects and improving efficiency will be a vital part of evolving the department to create a streamlined, dependable Team.
As part of our commitment to you, we provide a study support programme if you are at part-qualified stage to help you achieve your CIMA/ACCA certification
Bring your experience: You will have a good working knowledge of accounting principles as well as experience using excel (specifically VLOOKUP & Pivot Tables). You will thrive on attention to detail, accuracy, have good time management skills and a structured approach to prioritising your workload.
Critical to the role, you will need to be CIMA/ACCA (or equivalent) qualified or part-qualified and have excellent communication skills to engage with our internal and external stakeholders.
More about the Team you will be working with: Working within a collaborative team of 6, we all work, support and learn from each other in order that we can provide Apprenticeship Management an exceptional level of service to enable our continued financial success.
Your Learning & Development with QA, how can we support you? Naturally you will have a comprehensive Induction Programme organised and you will be introduced to various internal teams and business areas. You will attend our well received Company Orientation Programme and of course complete our mandatory e-learning training. Being a training and education provider, your continuous Learning and Development (beyond CIMA/ACCA) is of huge importance to us and as an individual contributor, we can agree a suitable Pathway to achieve your goals and aspirations.
Our benefits and values:
Learning is not just a service we provide, it’s a way of life at QA, so everyone is eligible for 3 Training Days every year, to focus on subjects they’re interested in.
We offer 2 paid Charity Days each year to support your chosen charity in whatever way you choose AND if you get involved in charity fundraising, QA will also double any sponsorship money raised, up to £250.
Recharge your batteries and enjoy some down time, so we provide a fairly generous 25 days’ holiday per annum (rising to 28 days after 5 years) – with the option to buy more if you wish.
It’s important, too, to plan for the future and our later years, so we offer a defined contribution pension plan and will match your contributions up to a maximum of 3% of your basic salary.
Giving peace of mind we provide by Life Assurance (4x your basic salary) and Permanent Health Insurance (after a qualifying period) in the event that ill health, or worse, disrupts our plans.
And finally, a few fringe benefits to assist with travel and lifestyle choices: Season ticket loan, Cycle to work scheme
Our Company: QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. Headquartered in London, but with a nationwide network of state-of-the-art training centres, QA Group is comprised of four fast-growing divisions- QA Learning, QA Apprenticeships, QA Consulting and QA Higher Education- all of which deliver innovative and cutting edge skills solutions to UK organisations.
Salary range: C£40k (Depending on experience)
How to apply and who to contact:
Using the link below, please submit your details and we will be back in touch shortly. Should you have any queries and wish to speak with us please call the recruitment team on.
We look forward to hearing from you!
How to apply
When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.
Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.
If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.
We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.
For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.
Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.