Assistant Management Accountant *Immediate Start - Hybrid*

  • Location
    Gateshead, Tyne And Wear
  • Category
    Accountancy (Qualified) - Management Accountant
  • Contract Type
    Temporary contract
  • Salary
  • OrganizationType

Job Title: Assistant Management Accountant

Office Angels are currently supporting our esteemed client, in the search for an Assistant Management Accountant to join their friendly team in Gateshead.

Due to the urgent nature of this recruit, this position is initially offered on a temporary contract basis, with potential for a permanent contract for suitable candidates. It is highly beneficial if you are available to start immediately or with a short notice period.


  • Hybrid Working: Minimum of 1 day in the office per month for team days. Initial training attendance in the office required.

  • Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM.

  • Location: Conveniently located in Gateshead centre close to transport links with free on-site parking.

  • Salary: £29,729, dependent on experience.

  • 22 days plus bank holidays, rising after 2 years.

  • Health & well-being focus with Silver status 'Better Health at Work Award' and active pursuit of Gold.

  • Employee Assistance scheme providing access to free Health advice, counselling services, and legal guidance, along with savings on Dental & Optical check-ups.

  • Enrol with Perkbox for savings on a host of online and high street retailers.

  • Pension contribution.

  • Opt into 4-day working week following 6-month probation

Role Profile: The Assistant Management Accountant role is pivotal in supporting our client's vision of a fair society for all, working closely with the finance team to ensure effective management of financial resources. This role will collaborate with colleagues in the Corporate Services Team to achieve shared team objectives and associated goals. With two key projects underway regarding the implementation of a new HR/Payroll system and the development of a dashboard-based reporting tool, this position will play a crucial role in delivering these new systems.


Improving the daily operational efficiency of the business through excellent assistance to the finance function supporting with procurement processes including the day-to-day processing of supplier costs, assisting with the reporting for grant projects and other income streams and support to the Finance Manager in their reporting capacity.

Supporting the wider organisation with administrative expertise in finance with an uncompromising attention to detail and a focus on continuous improvement, making best use of technology and resources to improve the efficiency and accuracy of financial processes and reporting.

Assisting with payroll process from beginning to end, ensuring smooth, accurate and robust procedures are in place and followed. Giving a high-quality service to the employees of the business in handling any queries relating to payroll and payroll reporting in line with budget reporting.

Finance Function Day to Day Role:

  • Supervise income requests, invoicing, and debtor review.

  • Complete monthly management accounts for company and trading subsidiary.

  • Assist or complete as necessary with quarterly VAT Returns for the business and trading subsidiary.

  • Oversee bank reconciliations and other bank/cash/credit card accounts.

  • Perform other financial tasks as required.

Wider Organisation:

  • Collaborate with managers and colleagues to ensure effective financial reporting.

  • Work across the organisation to enhance financial processes.

  • Prepare and submit grant claim reports to the funder, liaising with management.

  • Manage and finalise month-end and quarterly review and adjustments in coordination with wider management teams.

  • Produce project budgets/costing, variance reports, and forecasts.

Payroll & Reporting:

  • Support the implementation and development of new payroll/HR systems.

  • Understand and assist the finance team with payroll processes.

  • Coordinate with the people team to ensure successful payroll scheduling.

  • Provide salary forecast reporting to support financial decision-making.

  • Support payroll project reporting and ensure accurate salary reporting.

Person Specification:

Essential Skills and Experience:

  1. Proficient in accounting processing routines including reconciliations.

  2. Familiarity with Xero accounting software.

  3. Experience in management accounts reporting and analysis.

  4. Proficiency in payroll processes.

  5. Skilled in using online technology solutions.

  6. Proficient user of Office 365 applications - Excel, Word, Teams, and SharePoint.

  7. Strong communication skills (written & verbal).

  8. Teamwork ethic.

Desirable Skills & Experience:

  1. Previous experience working within the charity or voluntary sector.

  2. Experience in project management.

Office Angels acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. Office Angels UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Lori Holtham