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RAF Association – Management Accountant

£29690 – £31250 Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Based at our head office in Leicester with agile homeworking

About us

We are a Charity that exists to support the RAF community.  Our mission is to ensure that access to support is available to all those who need it and to prevent suffering, poverty, loneliness and isolation.  The Association, along with our subsidiary organisations are united in working together to achieve these aims.  We are proud to have supported over 85,000 members of the RAF community in the last year with both practical and emotional assistance.  Our focus for 2021 and beyond is to continue to deliver our existing services, in addition to developing new service initiatives that meet our organisational goals.

About the role

This is a newly created role working within our committed and dynamic finance team. In essence the role is to provide financial and management information and reports for all stakeholders through the provision of accurate and timely accounting information. The post holder will facilitate production of monthly performance reports and assist in budget preparation and roll-out across the Association as well as managing the robust maintenance of the nominal ledger with strict adherence to relevant accounting policies (Charities SORP) . As well as the usual responsibilities of a Management Accountant role, you will be hands on with other activities including ensuring accuracy of VAT records, budgets, forecasts, performance reporting and bid funding.

About you

Whilst a background in charity finance would be desirable, it is not essential however you must be a professionally Qualified Accountant or Finalist (ACA ACCA ACMA).  Ideally, you will have worked with a similar sized organisation (turnover £15m?) and have a proven track record in the production of complex and group annual statutory accounts and monthly financial performance reports in line with FRS102 and the Charities SORP.  Sound analytical skills and the ability to inform decision making along with an  understanding of investment performance reports and journal entries are integral to this role.  A high degree of communication skills are required as you assist the Association’s relationship with our field audit team as well as building relationships with authorities such as HMRC and external stakeholders

A full job description is available to download on our website www.rafa.org.uk

Why join us?

You will be joining a fantastic engaged environment committed to really making a difference.  We offer a wide range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement – 36 days including bank holidays, as well as a range of other benefits including pension, Employee Assistance Programme and 4 times life cover.  Employee’s also have the opportunity to take part in a number of fundraising events as volunteers, for which there is additional leave provision of 1 day per year.

To apply, please submit your CV directly to jobs@rafa.org.uk

Closing date: 8am Friday 24 September 2021

Interview Date: Monday 4 October 2021 at Atlas House

We reserve the right to close this opportunity early and applicants who meet the criteria may be offered an interview prior to the closing date so please do not delay in applying.

The RAF Association is a Disability Confident Employer

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