Accounting Manager RTR

City & Guilds
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
26 Apr 2021
09 May 2021
Job Title
Contract Type
Full Time

Accounting Manager RTR




In this role you'll provide leadership and direction to our newly created Record to Report team. We're about to launch our Global Business Services centre in Wakefield, which will be responsible for the financial transactional services for our UK and international operations. This opportunity will play a key role in the success of that service!

Our new GBS centre is just off junction 41 of the M1 and you'll need to be within reasonable commuting distance of there.

About The Role

You will be responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of all transactional and taxation services in accordance with agreed Service Levels. This will include appropriately validated journals, Balance Sheet reconciliations, and VAT returns. With 2 direct reports, you will influence the scope and shape of this offering as the GBS develops with the agreement and buy in of senior stakeholders.

You will motivate and energise your team, making sure they perform at their best. You'll also make sure their capabilities are recognised and developed. In this role, you will also be proactive in identifying opportunities to improve processes and procedures which impact your team. Your effective management of this will help lead to smooth period end close, and painless financial and tax compliance.

About You

You're most likely to be a qualified accountant with existing experience of leading a Record to Report function within a shared services environment. Your experience should also include exposure to multiple ERP systems, including SAP. You must have strong Excel skills to support monthly and ad hoc reporting requirements.

You must have great time management skills with the evidenced ability to meet key deadlines in a complex environment. Your skill set should also include the ability to lead a team and build excellent working relationships with stakeholders from across the business.

Our Story And Mission

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more. 

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.