Management Accountant

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Management Accountant
Remote with travel to contracts
Full Time, Permanent 

Up to £50,000 per annum (dependant on experience)   


Here at Serco, we are seeking a Management Accountant who will be responsible for managing our Prison and Immigration centre trust accounts, ensuring prisoner's and detainee's personal monies are controlled, managed, and accurately accounted for. As well as full financial responsibility for the trust's, you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of stakeholders to implement improvements to current processes and controls. You will be responsible for providing timely and accurate financial and management information across the 7 trust accounts that Serco manages across its UK sites.



Initially, as this is an area with the potential for lots of added value, you will need to quickly understand the as-is trust models. This will involve multiple stakeholder engagement to map the current process, document roles and responsibilities and assess the current control environments.


Once the existing landscape is fully understood you will lead the implementation of key improvements including but not limited to increased automation, process standardisation, better defined and understood roles and responsibilities and implementation of a more robust control environment. 



You will ultimately be responsible for:

  • Accurate accounting and reporting of all Trust activity and balances to contract/finance leadership and our government customers
  • Working closely with our shared service centre Assistant Finance Business Partners and local prisoner/detainee finance teams to oversee Trust accounting on an ongoing basis
  • Support any contract mobilisations or exits with the establishment or closing of Trust accounts
  • Liaising with external customers where appropriate to approve spend and provide insightful reporting
  • Ownership of the Trust bank accounts managing the relationship with the Serco Treasury team


What you'll need to do the role:

  • You will need to be working towards or possess a professional qualification with a recognised accounting body along with relevant experience in finance teams (we are able to offer study support to CIMA/ACCA qualification)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and a knowledge of SAP
  • Evidence of ability to influence, listen to and resolve conflicts with key decision makers
  • Ability to highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution. Not afraid of getting into the detail if required
  • Evidence of building and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Evidence of building trust with a team, allowing direct conversations and not sanitising messages
  • Adaptable, energetic and a continuous learner.

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%
  • 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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30/09/2023 02:33:00
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