Management Accountant

Full Time

City of Bristol College

Management Accountant City of Bristol

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Would you like to be part of Bristol’s largest college and contribute to the success of our students? We have an opportunity for you to join us as a Management Accountant. We offer a full supportive induction and invest in our staff development and offer great benefits too. So come and join our team

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and proactive qualified or part qualified (CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent) Management Accountant for the City of Bristol College group. This role is a fantastic fixed term opportunity for some who is passionate about working in the ever-changing education sector and wants to contribute to the training of over 12,000 students per year. As you would expect from a training provider, we would also support you with your own training goals (i.e. completion of your chartership qualification).

As a Management Accountant you will be responsible for the production of timely and accurate monthly management accounts for your College departments. This will include preparing relevant, accurate and timely financial/business management advice and services to the Corporation, Senior Leadership Team and designated Service Areas and associated management teams. In addition, you will have a key role in the budget setting process and ongoing variance analysis.

You will need to be able to build and maintain excellent working relationships with stakeholders, at all levels, both internally and externally to ensure the accuracy of financial information.

This role is employed through Bristol Professional Services Ltd, a whole owned subsidiary of City of Bristol College.

The main duties of the Management Accountant are to:

  • produce and deliver the full requirements of management reporting outputs for your areas (revenue, payroll, non-pay expenditure and capital)
  • ensure your work delivers (in conjunction with Functional Area and Faculty Managers) innovative income generation schemes
  • assist and contribute to strategic, operational and business planning in support of the College development plan and targets
  • ensure cost control by reviewing payroll and non-pay costs and liaising with budget-holders on variances
  • carry out projects or other cross-College initiatives or functions as directed by your line manager
  • make an effective input into investment appraisals and planning submissions
  • initiate and implement projects as directed by your line manager
  • work with your line manager to generate a positive and widely recognised image for Financial Services as a business partner to internal functional and faculty areas
  • actively promote the College and its core values both internally and externally

The successful candidate will keep up to keep up to date with the developments relevant to the position, the trends and national and local initiatives and maintain and develop strong analytical skills in the planning, design, assessment and execution of projects. In addition to this it is expected that the Management Accountant will provide professional guidance and leadership to members of staff.

At the City of Bristol College we expect all member of staff to promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young persons and other vulnerable people for whom you are responsible and whom you come into contact with.

Please note that you could be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required of you commensurate with your general level of responsibility at your initial place of work or at another of the College’s sites.


What we offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 25 holiday days (plus bank holidays and 10 closure days)
  • Membership to the Nest Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 4%
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

Please see our Staff Benefits Booklet for more information.

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About Company

About us:

At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.  We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year. The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website. 


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website. 


Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service?and Applicant information?for more information.  

Closing date: Sunday 18 September 2022 (midnight)

Interview date: Monday 26 September 2022

Essential Requirements

Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service?and Applicant information?for more information.  

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