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Management Accountant

  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2413VR
  • Published: Mon 20/03/2023, 13:41 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 14/04/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 - £38,632 - £44,420 per annum (From the 1 April 2023 £39,632 - £45,420 per annum)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid – Works part in the office (Gun Wharf) and part from home , Kent

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Management Accountant

The successful applicant will provide financial support to the Front-Line Services (FLS) division, which is part of the Regeneration, Culture & Environment (RCE) Directorate. The Service areas within the FLS Division include Parking, Highways, Waste Services, Grounds Maintenance & Crematoriums and has a net budget of £44.5million pounds (Expenditure £61.3million & Income £16.8million)

Duties will include:

Supporting FLS budget managers in preparing projections for inclusion in the financial outlook. Assist in preparing business cases, identifying the financial impact to help inform the budget build process.

Undertake detailed salary budget build for each service, liaising with budget managers to ensure accuracy.

To work closely with budget managers, to ensure that they undertake effective budget monitoring and to review and challenge forecasts which differ materially from the approved budget. This is to include the submission of a report to the Finance Business Partner. 

Closure of the accounts to revenue account stage, ensuring all material accruals are properly recognised in the Management Accounts in accordance with the closedown timetable. Liaise with external auditor as required.

Develop a good working relationship with the service, and assist where necessary in their training and development, in order to promote ownership of their budgets and understanding of financial responsibilities.

Complete, in accordance with statutory or prescribed timetables, the relevant sections of returns, statistics or questionnaires to various outside bodies including the RO and RA returns.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please call Dave Reynolds on 01634 331527

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and Face to Face.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online.

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.