Management Accountant

Hook | Other

Management Accountant
Hybrid - Attached to Hook Office with UK Travel       
Full Time, Permanent   

Salary - £42,000 - £47,000 (dependent on experience)  


Here at Serco, we are seeking an ambitious and adaptable Management Accountant to provide accurate financial and management information across our Health Assessment Advisory Service contract. You will assist in making well informed business decisions and support client reporting obligations. In this exciting new venture, Serco are partnering with the DWP to deliver Functional Health Assessment Services. This critical service supports DWP Decision Makers to help determine eligibility for a range of benefits paid to claimants.  


This is a key role and will see you work with the client audit team to work through the pre & post payment validation testing, analyse data from operations to help support forecasts for predicted costs and revenue and support the business to propose improvements to increase efficiency, accuracy and control.

As part of this you'll:


  • Populate the client financial reporting models, ensure full reconciliation to Serco's financial system and ensure auditable traceability.
  • Work with the client audit team to work through the pre & post payment validation testing.
  • Carry out supply chain audits, sample testing and communicating with supply chain for documentation to support expenditure.
  • Analyse data from operations to help support forecasts for predicted costs and revenue.
  • Support the business to operate standard cost controls through the provision of data.
  • Provide ad hoc analysis as required to internal and external customers.
  • Propose process improvements to increase efficiency, accuracy and control.
  • Work closely with Shared Service Centre Support to ensure accuracy of postings to enable analysis.

What you'll need to do the role:


  • You will need to be working towards a professional qualification with a recognised accounting body along with relevant experience in finance teams.
  • Commercially minded and customer focused.
  • Track record of collaborating with business managers in a complex business environment.
  • Experience of adding value in a commercially orientated bidding and contracting environment.
  • Ability to quickly build knowledge and understanding of the business area and its drivers.
  • Ability to highlight problems, offer innovative and practical solutions, and drive through their execution.
  • Strong commercial acumen, as well as demonstrable experience of understanding relationships between key financial and non-financial business value drivers.
  • Translate business requirements into open, honest and transparent insight to help solve business challenges.
  • Ability to interpret and deal with incomplete data; and the capability to exercise judgement where there is ambiguity.
  • Evidence of building trust with a team; maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


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%
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Growth and development opportunities - Serco will support with a range of qualifications
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Wisdom App, Simply Health Plans and more
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure and Hospitality discounts
  • Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase more
  • Life assurance


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 Gold 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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25/04/2024 01:16:00
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