Trainee Management Accountant

The Trust

Trafford Housing Trust (THT) is an independent housing company providing more than 9,000 quality affordable homes within the Trafford area of Manchester and across the North West. As a social enterprise, we are a ‘profit-for-purpose’ organisation, striving for a society transformed, free from poverty, inequality and injustice.

We have joined the L&Q Group in an exciting deal that will see us build 20,000 new homes across the North West.

We are now in a position to recruit a Trainee Management Accountant, who will report to one of the Management Accountants at the Trust.

The Role

The core duties and expectations of the role include:

  • Ensuring monthly accruals and adjustments are processed in line with production of management accounts and financial standards.
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations/adjustments within month end deadline
  • Attend and contribute to monthly management accounts meetings with a view to leading the meetings; where appropriate.
  • Review and challenge forecasts from budget holders, highlighting risks and opportunities for the Trust.
  • Producing monthly, quarterly, and annual KPI information including monthly reports and dashboards.
  • Key point of contact for internal customers. Proactively building relationships and acting as liaison between budget holders and the ledgers team to ensure that processes are being followed.
  • Producing adhoc analysis, reports and project work as requested by internal customers and proactively identifying where additional information would be beneficial and offering ideas for improvements.
  • Contributing to the production of the Annual Report and Financial Statements and the associated supporting evidence with the aim of ensuring the Trust receives a clean audit report.
  • Assisting with internal/external audit requests including gathering samples, providing information and reports.
  • Supporting the Management Accountant and internal customers with the budget process.
  • Creating, updating, and maintaining Collaborative Planning (CP) and other accounting software systems used by Finance.
  • Other reasonable duties in line with the needs of the Trust.

The Person:

  • AAT, CIMA Cert BA or relevant Accounting Degree (or equivalent NQF level) is required
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in Excel
  • Previous experience of working in a similar role is preferable
  • Previous experience of working with Collaborative Planning and Open Accounts is preferable
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to work in a team is also essential

A study package is available to the successful candidate, who is expected to complete their accountancy qualifications while working for the Trust.

Closing Date: 19th January 2022 (Please note that we reserve the right to close applications for this position early if enough applications are received)

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