Management Accountant (Maternity Cover)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Newark on Trent, United Kingdom

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4 days ago

Full time: 35 Hours Per Week

Fixed term contract: 1 year

Closing Date for Applications: 18 September 2022

We are looking for an experienced Accountant with good communication skills and high attention to detail to join us on a fixed term contract. The post holder will be responsible for the preparation and analysis of management accounting information and providing financial support to individuals across the organisation. You will also work closely with budget managers to prepare budgets and forecasts.

Who we are

The Wildlife Trusts are a federated movement of 46 charities, supported by a central charity, the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. Together we have 870,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 3,400 staff across the UK. We are at an exciting moment in our 110-year history, with the development of an ambitious new strategy, setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive.

Wildlife Trusts have restored and care for some of the most special places for wildlife in the UK. Collectively we manage more than 2,300 nature reserves, operate 123 visitor and education centres and own 29 working farms. We undertake research, we stand up for wildlife and wild places under threat, and we help people access nature.

The next few years will be critical in determining what kind of world we all live in. We need to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to prevent climate and ecological disaster. We recognise that this will require big, bold changes in the way The Wildlife Trusts work, not least in how we mobilise others and support them to organise within their own communities.

We’re Wild About Inclusion! To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better. It means creating workspaces where difference is celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature.

About you

The successful candidate will be a team player, with an eye for detail as well as having strong Excel skills. You will be able to adopt a consistent and systematic approach to run though the processes involved to achieve accurate results.

The role involves having regular meetings with colleagues to both explain and review financial figures, so effective communication skill are essential and experience of building effective working relationships with budget holders would be highly beneficial.

You will be keen to take responsibility for compiling management accounts and reports for the charity and its trading subsidiary. You will be well organised with good time management, being able to priories workloads to meet deadlines. Charity specific finance experience is desirable but not essential.

We particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible. This role may be subject to a DBS check