Assistant Management Accountant job with The Scout Association

Organisation      The Scout Association

Closing date       01/11/2020 23:59:00

Reference           3860901

Title       Assistant Management Accountant

Job Type             Permanent

Job Hours           Full-time

Industry              Accounting

Location              Greater London Chingford

Salary    £29000 – 30000 per year +

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Assistant Management Accountant

Up to £29,948 plus excellent benefits


Chingford, London

Hays Accountancy & Finance are delighted to be working in partnership with The Scout Association who are looking to appoint an Assistant Management Accountant to join their team.

The Scout Association is the largest Scouting organisation in the United Kingdom and is the World Organisation of the Scout Movement’s recognised member for the United Kingdom. Following the origin of Scouting in 1907, the association was formed in 1910 and incorporated in 1912 by a royal charter under its previous name of The Boy Scouts Association.

Our plan is to build on the success of the previous plan: to continue to grow, become more inclusive, to be shaped by young people and to make a bigger impact in our communities. As part of our vision for 2023by 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.

As a movement, we have grown for the last 13 years. We want to continue that positive trend, bringing skills for life to more young people across the UK. By 2023 we will have: 50,000 more young people aged 6-18 in Scouts, 10,000 more frontline adult volunteers (Section Leaders and Assistant Section Leaders) and 5,000 more Young Leaders.

Each week, we give over 450,000 young people the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.

We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures.

The ideal candidate will assist the Management Accountant to provide excellent financial support to budget holders throughout the organisation.  You will gain exposure to monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports including statutory accounts.  You must be a team player and possess the ability to provide excellent customer service. You will be working on preparing month end and year end processes, assisting in budgeting and forecasting, providing information and figures to budget holders as well as running financial reports. 

You will be responsible for working closely with all the finance team, undertaking extensive reconciliations, ensuring compliance with all statutory reporting is met. Look at and have input into process automation, and become a superuser of the accounting system SUN.

The main skills you will need for this role are:

Ability to work under pressure

Excellent written skills

A methodical approach to work

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely

Good attention to detail

Excellent IT skills

You will be part of a Finance team of 13 staff so being a team player is imperative, therefore you will need to be committed to delivering excellent customer service, committed to your own personal development and performance improvement and be confident working with your colleagues.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in a forward-thinking organisation.

This is an exciting time to join The Scout Association and if you feel you have the drive and the passion to help them to achieve their mission and vision, then they can offer you a role that is not only hugely satisfying but brings great benefits and a stimulating and supportive working environment. 

In return, The Scout Association are offering a competitive salary, including excellent benefits such as; 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and free car parking at all sites.

In addition to this you will also receive up to an additional 3 days leave (pro-rata) to be taken between Christmas and New Year. Flexible and agile working arrangements including working from home for the right candidate will also be considered.

For more information about the role and organisation please visit:

Or for an informal discussion please contact Anna Allison who is the retained consultant working in partnership with The Scout Association.

All job offers are made subject to the satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks which includes satisfactory references, medical questionnaire and clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Closing date for all applications: Sunday 1st November
Interviews will take place: w.c 9th November times tbc

All third party & direct applicants will be forwarded directly to Anna Allison at Hays Accountancy & Finance to be screened as part of the recruitment process.

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