Finance Business Partner - Management Accounts

Cardiff Permanent £50,000 - £55,000 per year
  • A fantastic opportunity to join Museum Wales
  • Hybrid working - 2 days a week in the office minimum

About Our Client

With the support of Welsh Government, Amgueddfa Cymru/Museum Wales has been supporting and engaging with communities within Wales for many years. We believe our current Strategy 2030 represents a step change in how we can contribute to building a better Wales.

We have a rich heritage of world famous collections, producing inspiring and thought-provoking exhibitions and curating historic buildings and attractions that draw in millions of visitors from across the globe each year. Working alongside prominent partners in the culture and heritage sector, we also have a strong reputation both domestically and internationally.

Amgueddfa Cymru/Museum Wales has 8 visitor centres spread throughout Wales;

  • Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd - National Museum Cardiff, based in Cardiff City centre.
  • Amgueddfa Lechi Cymru - National Slate Museum based in Llanberis, North Wales.
  • Amgueddfa Wlân Cymru - National Wool Museum based in Llandysul, Carmarthenshire.
  • Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Glannau - National Waterfront Museum, based in Swansea.
  • Y Ganolfan Gasgliadau Genedlaethol - National Collections Centre, Based in Cardiff.
  • Sain Ffagan Amgueddfa Werin Cymru - St Fagans National Museum of History, based in Cardiff.
  • Amgueddfa Lleng Rufeinig Cymru - National Roman Legion Museum, based in Caerleon, Newport.
  • Big Pit Amgueddfa Lofaol Cymru - Big Pit National Coal Museum, based in Pontypool, Torfaen.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join Museum Wales as a Finance Business Partner - Management Accounting.

Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will:

  • Plan and oversee management accounting and budget monitoring services including the supervision of the Accounting Technician
  • Provide accounting and financial support for Amgueddfa Cymru's priority projects and grant applications/reporting
  • As part of the department management team, develop and implement systems and procedures, and ensure good communication with departments across Amgueddfa Cymru.
  • Provide targeted financial advice to heads of department to help meet budgeted requirements, improve performance, and meet goals of the organisation
  • Act as System Administrator for the Finance system, including trouble-shooting problems, maintaining coding structure, liaison with the Finance system external support on problems, upgrades and improvements, and overseeing interfaces with other Amgueddfa Cymru systems.

Your Key objectives will be to;

  • Produce robust Management Accounts and develop a Museum wide budget with the Head of Finance
  • Work as the Main finance contact on priority projects and ensure that they are properly budgeted for and monitored over their duration of the project.
  • Be responsible for maintaining and developing grant accounting claims and report accurately on a timely basis
  • Be responsible for maintaining the Finance system (Microsoft Navision) and ensure that it runs effectively and system users are trained and able to use the system effectively.
  • Develop Finance systems and procedures that are fit for purpose and meet legislative and best practice requirements are in place

The Successful Applicant

The successful applicant will be;

  • A Qualified Accountant with ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA or Qualified by Experience with extensive relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge of computer based financial accounting systems including finance system administration and implementing new systems and improvements
  • Knowledge of charity accounting rules is desirable
  • Good knowledge of Windows-based software packages, including spreadsheets, word processing and electronic mail.

What's on Offer

The Museum offers a wide range of benefits.

The post holder will have the following benefits;

Current Salary - paying up to £55,000

Annual Leave - 27 days on appointment, rising to 32 days after 5 years' service, plus a privilege day at Christmas and 8 bank holidays (for full-time staff)

Pension - We operate a Career Average Revalued Earnings occupational pension scheme. 9% Employee contributions, 12.8% Employer contributions.

Flexitime - In order to enable staff to meet their work-life balance requirements and help manage their time as effectively as possible, we operate a flexitime system.

Hours of work - 35 per week. the role will require you to attend the National Museum Cardiff, 2 days a week minimum.

Ross Brown
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Phone number
+44 2920 642 038

Job summary

Job function
Management Accountant
Public Sector
Contract type
Consultant name
Ross Brown
Consultant phone
+44 2920 642 038
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