Management Accountant

Leicester | Other

Management Accountant
Leicester - hybrid (3 days in the office)
Permanent, Full Time, 37 hours per week

£43,000 per annum 


Here at Serco, we are seeking an experienced Management Accountant who be responsible for providing timely and accurate financial and management information across a portfolio of contracts to the Leisure Senior Team, assisting where necessary to enable them to make well informed business decisions. You will take full ownership of the management and financial reporting for the contract portfolio and line management responsibility for at least 1 Assistant Management Accountant. You will play a vital role in communicating financial insight to the business.


As part of this you'll:


  • Accurate and timely financial reporting including the production of monthly accounts with insightful and actionable commentary on key business drivers
  • Line management of at least one Assistant Management Accountant to include mentoring and development
  • Multi-contract responsibility
  • Overall responsibility for contract balance sheets to include monthly reviews, detailed quarterly reviews and actions to clear
  • Responsibility for accurate completion of VAT Returns
  • Accountability for year end and successful completion of audited financial statements for contract portfolio
  • Active involvement in the preparation of budgets and forecasts to support contract teams with some requirement for travel as appropriate
  • Production of Trust reports and information as required
  • Promote and lead on continuous improvement of financial processes
  • Development and maintenance of Billing Handover Schedules
  • Cash management for contract portfolio
  • Ad-hoc work as required.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • You will hold a professional qualification with a recognised accounting body along with relevant experience in finance teams
  • Track record of collaborating with business leaders in a complex business environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the business within their scope of responsibility.
  • Evidence of ability to influence, negotiate, listen to and resolve conflicts with key decision makers
  • Ability to highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution.

Why Serco:

Meaningful and vital work: In this position, your work is vital to the business, in terms of decisions and growth. You will gain a world of opportunity working for a globally operating business delivering essential services across 5 vital sectors, personal growth, achievement and development won't be hard to find. You'll also work with great people. You'll find yourself working in a highly motivated, supportive environment where no two days are the same, with experienced colleagues who strive for excellence.

What we offer:


  • Flexible working considered
  • Pension - 6%
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Bike4Work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Chance to contribute to innovation in the public services
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the 'Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.

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23/02/2023 01:15:00
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