Grants Mangement Accountant

2 weeks ago
Job ID
Closing Date
Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Job Scope

  • To be a business partner to the budget holders of the Society.
  • To manage the Society’s externally funded projects and grants.
  • To provide meaningful analysis of financial data on both a regular and ad-hoc basis.
  • To prepare the month end management accounts.
  • To support sections with their budget and forecast submissions and then to analyse the data.


Business Partnering

  • To build and maintain rapport with the Society’s budget holders.      
  • Analyse financial performance and contribute to business planning.
  • Challenge on efficiency and determine how value can be added.
  • Communicating complex financial information to finance and non-finance colleagues.
  • Advising and training colleagues on good budget management.
  • To provide support to the grants team in reviewing new and existing projects, providing support and implementing adequate controls surrounding our grant making processes.

 Management Accounts, Budgeting and Forecasting

  • To take responsibility for the inclusion and transaction of regular month end accruals, prepayments, adjustments and charges to ensure a timely and accurate close of accounts.
  • To prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports and ensure these reconcile to the data contained within the chart of accounts.
  • To work with the Financial Reporting Manager, to provide accurate and timely annual budgets and quarterly forecasts for all sections of the Society.
  • To manage the Society’s externally funded projects; Ensuring the income and costs are charged accurately and in line with the contract.


  • Continuously seeking to improve systems and processes
  • To prepare reconciliations of key accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis as appropriate and investigate and resolve issues as necessary.
  • To maintain the Society’s nominal ledger and take responsibility for ensuring nominal codes are allocated and used correctly.
  • To produce procedure notes for new processes developed within the finance section.
  • To provide necessary support to the Financial Reporting Manager in the delivery of section objectives, including providing cover within the Finance team.
  • To take responsibility for the filing, storage and archiving of all material relating to Management accounts, including all nominal ledger journals.

Key Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent). Part qualified accountants studying towards a qualification will be considered.
  • Experience of management accounting, budgeting, project accounting and working in a multi-funder environment
  • Autonomous and proactive approach to working and robust analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to influence and built rapport with a range of finance and non-finance colleagues across the Society
  • Advanced Excel
  • Knowledge of Access Dimensions / Crystal Reporting an advantage
  • An audit background would also be advantageous



  • 1. Self-Management (Essential)

Key Indicators: effective & efficient; self motivated


  • Output is accurate and of high quality
  • Punctual and meets deadlines
  • Works unsupervised and can motivate self


  • 2. Working with others (Essential)

Key Indicators: shares knowledge, situational & organisational awareness


  • Willing to help others in times of need
  • Able to give simple presentations to sectional colleagues
  • Contributes ideas and identifies opportunities to work with others both within the team and across the organisation


3. Resource management (Essential)

Key Indicators: prioritising tasks, results focus


  • Organises own workload prioritising according to business need
  • Is flexible and adapts to changing circumstances and priorities
  • Looks for ways to improve quality or results


4. Critical thinking (Intermediate)

Key Indicators: accuracy, analytical, problem solving


  • Checks information for accuracy and raises concerns if information is inaccurate
  • Uses initiative to select most appropriate solution to straightforward problems
  • Extracts the key points succinctly, clearly and accurately
  • Tries different ways of doing things to get the best results


5. Adaptability (Essential)

Key Indicators: adaptable, flexible


·         Is receptive and accommodating when asked to take on new projects outside of their usual job specification

  • Overcomes obstacles and is not deterred by setbacks; checks assumptions and first principles and works out alternative approaches

·         Adapts to changes in workload without letting standards slip



6. Managing people and relationships (Essential)

Key Indicators: discreet, diplomatic


  • Handles requests promptly and politely
  • Understands and can identify client/stakeholder/staff needs and looks for opportunities to improve their experiences


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