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Financial and Management Accountant

Financial and Management Accountant

Ambitious about Autism


  • Expired
£29,723 - £32,173 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
12 February 2018

Job overview

Ambitious about Autism is a national charity with the ambition of making the ordinary possible for more children and young people with autism. They provide services, raise awareness and understanding, and campaign for change. Through the TreeHouse School and Ambitious College, they offer specialist education and support. The organisation is continuing to grow and they are going through a period of exciting change, including opening a college in West London.

The Financial and Management Accountant is an important role within the team, supporting the Senior Financial Accountant to ensure the integrity of the financial data and also supporting the Business Partners to maintain high levels of financial management.

Key responsibilities will be:

  • Supporting the delivery of the statutory accounts
  • Completing monthly balance sheet reconciliations to maintain the upkeep of the ledgers
  • Processing credit card payments, BACs payments, payroll and pension journals.
  • Responsibility for the fixed asset register and monthly depreciation journal
  • Supporting the budget setting process and termly reforecasts
  • Supporting the monthly management accounts process.

This is an exciting opportunity for a part-qualified accountant, or someone who is training to be an accountant to gain invaluable experience across both the Financial and Management Accounting functions. The successful candidate will be have knowledge and experience in working in a similar role or looking to take the next step in their career. The candidate will have experience of complex account reconciliations and the ability to set high standards, whilst working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders. Previous experience within a not for profit organisation is desirable but not essential. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual with a ‘can-do’ attitude. For more information on this fantastic vacancy,  please download a copy of the job pack.

How to Apply

Please send your CV, covering letter and the equality monitoring form and send it to  

Closing date: 12 February 2018 (midnight)

Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community.  We guarantee to interview candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.

Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please note that at least one reference will be taken up prior to interview and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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About Ambitious about Autism

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Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for autistic children and young people. We stand with autistic children, young people, champion their rights and create opportunities. The voices of autistic children and young people are at the heart of everything that we do. We want to help create a world where autistic children and young people are heard, included and supported.

Our specialist education services support autistic children and young people to be themselves and realise their ambitions:

- TreeHouse School is a non-maintained special school based in the heart of a thriving community in north London. It educates autistic pupils aged three to 19 from across London and the Home Counties.

- The Rise School is a thriving special school based in Feltham, west London educating autistic pupils aged four to 18.

- Ambitious College is a specialist day college for autistic young people aged 16 to 25. The college has two campuses situated in partnership with mainstream colleges in north and west London.

- Spring School is a special school dedicated to educating autistic pupils aged four to 19. It was opened in 2023 by the Ambitious about Autism Schools Trust and is based in Kingston, south west London.

- St. John’s College is a specialist college based in Brighton supporting young people aged 16-25. The college became part of Ambitious about Autism in 2023.

We stand with autistic children and young people. Now is the time for change. Now is the time for ambition.

Our Values:

Autistic children and young people are at the heart of everything that we do. That’s why:

· We work together – with autistic children and young people, parents and carers, our partners and staff to maximise impact and reach.

· We are open – to new approaches, in how we make decisions, and engage with our community.

· We love learning – and commit to learn from our successes and mistakes; sharing knowledge, expertise and resources.

· We are ambitious – for autistic children and young people and our work.

· We celebrate difference – creating a world where everyone belongs.

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