Accountant (BBC Children in Need)

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Job Introduction

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for an part-qualified Accountant for a 6 month fixed-term contract.

The main role of the Accountant will be to support the charity's business planning process in providing robust financial information and supporting the business partnering activity across the wider charity.

BBC Children in Need exists to make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK, the information the finance team provides will support our refreshed objectives and activities to deliver this ambition.

Role Responsibility

The Accountant will prepare monthly management accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet), with a specific focus on the cost base of the charity; reviewing the detailed financial information behind this and proactively working with budget holders to accurately forecast costs to the end of the year. You will support the business planning process in providing information and variance analysis to budget holders and a range of non-financial stakeholders. You will help to co-ordinate the process from start to end, supporting the Financial Business Partner.

The Accountant will work in close partnership with the Corporate Partnerships team in order to ensure that Corporate Pledges are managed effectively and all income is tracked and allocated accordingly contributing to the success of the Appeal.  

You will be an active member of the Finance team, collaborating with Finance colleagues on functional work streams and contributing to the teams overall objectives. Working to ensure optimal output of financial information and identifying opportunities for continuous improvement.  

The Ideal Candidate

You will have experience of working with high volumes of work with an attention to detail but ability to understand the wider context.

Reporting experience is desirable with knowledge of the theory and practical application of accounting principles and controls essential, along with an appetite to improve on own performance. The role also demands excellent communication skills as you will be required to build and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of non-finance stakeholders.

Part Qualified in a Professional accountancy qualifications are essential for this position.

Package Description

Band: C
Contract type: 6 month fixed term contract
Location: Flexible, with regular travel to Salford

Salary: £31,108 - £34,000

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

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