Management Accountant

B Lab UK

  • Team: Finance and Operations
  • Salary: £41,740-44,840 plus generous benefits
  • Location: Whitechapel, London with hybrid working from home
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 12th Feb 2023 GMT

Job Description

Reports to: Director of Finance & Operations

This is a new role in a fast-growing organisation working with business to transform the economy to benefit all people, communities and the planet. With the growth in demand from businesses to join the movement, this is an exciting time to join us to support financial planning, reporting and analysis.

The B Corp Movement

B Lab UK is a charity and part of the global B Corp movement. The B Corp community is a global movement of businesses who provide leadership by demonstrating their commitments to people and planet and create examples of success for others to follow. There are now over 5,000 B Corps in over 80 countries and covering 150 sectors, including Patagonia, The Body Shop, The Guardian and Divine Chocolate.

The role:

As Management Accountant you will focus on budgeting, financial modelling and analysis, to support our growth and develop our finance function.

Tasks and responsibilities include: 

  • Facilitate the Leadership Team in financial and business planning:

    • Coordinate and prepare the annual budget and forecasts and other financial plans, as appropriate;

    • Financial modelling to test planning and budgeting scenarios, and the impact of pricing changes, potential projects, products and initiatives.

  • Review the monthly management accounts provided by outsourced service and provide analysis and narrative for budget-holders and the Leadership Team.

  • Manage the Finance Officer, overseeing income processing and debt collection, and in line with best practice, motivate, appraise, coach and support development.

  • Monitor short-term cash needs and forecast longer term cash requirements.

  • Support the development of IT and systems appropriate for B Lab UK as it grows.

  • Lead, assist with and/or contribute to other team activities and projects as required.

    Skills and Experience  

Essential:

  • Qualified accountant, preferably ACMA(CIMA) or ACCA, or qualified by experience.

    ●     Demonstrable experience in preparing management accounts, providing a narrative for stakeholders, and analysing variances.

    ●     Demonstrable experience of producing budgets and forecasts.

    ●     Advanced spreadsheet skills

    ●     Experience of building models, data analysis and sensitivity analysis to support business planning and decision-making

    ●     Ability to manage projects effectively (e.g. systems implementation or other)

    ●     Proven organisational skills, including prioritising to meet competing deadlines.

    ●     Good communication skills, and working with different stakeholders

    ●     Great attention to detail and accuracy

    ●     Good problem-solving skills

    ●     Adaptable and comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic start-up environment.


Desirable:

●    Staff management

●    Systems implementation

●   Experience of charity accounting

Person Specification

  • Passionate about the role that business can play in creating the future that benefits all people and the planet.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to demonstrate a professional manner in writing and verbally both remotely and face to face

  • Analytical, with a commercial mindset

  • Ability to respond flexibly to changing needs, whilst maintaining appropriate financial controls.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with commercially sensitive information

  • Self-motivated, proactive and structured worker, happy to work independently as well as collaborate with other teams.

  • Committed to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion

  • Good interpersonal skills to work collaboratively across teams.

  • A strong work ethic, keeping to deadlines with the ability to prioritise, a finisher of tasks

  • Eligible to work in the UK (we will not be able to provide visa sponsorship)

Benefits:

  • Opportunity for Flexible working 4 days per week

  • Hybrid working

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)

  • Our office is closed for the Christmas holidays, no need to take extra holiday!

  • 1 additional annual leave day (pro-rated for part-time staff) for each complete year of service, up to a maximum of 30 days

  • Private Medical and Dental cover

  • Pension and Life Assurance

  • £200 Annual Wellbeing allowance

  • 2 paid volunteer days per year

  • Enhanced Parental Leave and family friendly policies 

  • Learning and Development opportunities 

  • Cycle to Work Scheme 

  • Income Protection policy

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Working in a flexible office workspace with member benefits 


How to apply:

B Lab believes an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re not looking for candidates who are “culture fits.” We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all staff can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition, and we strive to provide all candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process. If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more equitable or accessible, please contact us at hiring@bcorporation.uk.


Recruitment Process

We use a recruitment process that aims to avoid biased screening, where the initial selection is wholly based on answers to pre-defined questions scored by a panel against criteria for the role (N.B. the scoring panel does not see the applicants CVs or any information about them, so you should ensure your answers to the questions are specific and give real examples that show your experience and skills).

After the initial screening process the short-listing process will consist of at least 2 panel interviews - one technical interview with a task to prepare and present, and one conversational interview. Interviews may be conducted remotely or at our offices.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application