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Management Accountant

  • Job reference: 934138
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Finance, Management Accountant
  • Date posted: 19/02/2021


Management Accountant

Contract - 6 months

Location - Ashton Vale, Bristol, BS2 2HQ

Rate - £26 per hour + holiday pay (PAYE) / £35.00 per hour Ltd Co

Our client, a successful engineering support business is seeking a candidate who is commercially minded, dynamic, ambitious and eager to join the Programmes Finance Team who wants to take on a key role supporting the Head of Finance.

Ability to satisfy security clearance will be required for this role.

The difference our new Management Accountant will make:

Defence Systems Technology (DST) is currently undergoing a transformation programme to equip itself to grow further and faster in the future and it is an exciting time to join the organisation. As a Management Accountant based in Programmes you will be a key member of the team, working on high priority project. You will be required to learn quickly and take on a role that will be "hands on" and require strong relationships to be built with all stakeholders in order to be successful where relationships are based on respect, trust and collaboration. The key responsibilities for this role will include:

Who our client is looking for:

  • Someone who is prepared to innovate in order to succeed by solving complex problems by

implementing elegant solutions.

  • Someone who continuously champions high performance, challenges the status quo,

actively seeks out different perspectives and speaks up.

  • Someone who cares about how things are done, not just getting to the end result by

behaving respectfully towards their team, peers and leaders.

  • Someone who is customer focused in their thinking.


  • Demonstrates commercial awareness having spent time in a business facing role.
  • Has experience or background of operating in an engineering or manufacturing or defence

based environment.

  • Has experience or background in building/using financial models.
  • Is familiar with the principles of project accounting.
  • Has worked in a large organisation which operates on an ERP.

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent listening and communication skills and can use them to understand requirements

and tasking as well as influence others around them.

  • A self-starter, who is performance driven with a desire to make a significant

contribution/impact. Is able to work independently and as an active team member.

  • Be able to articulate and present financial issues to both finance and non-finance audiences

in a clear concise way.

  • Can cope with periods of pressure like those that occur around month end reporting periods

and during forecasting cycles by having a hands on, flexible and self-motivated approach.

  • Possess the ability to effectively manage your workload, time and stakeholders in order to

meet requirements and priorities in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • Understands the importance of adhering to deadlines at critical points in both the month

and quarterly cycles and works well to sometimes tight timescales.

  • Enjoys learning new systems and is proficient on excel and seeks more efficient ways of


  • Is prepared to travel as required.
  • A critical thinker who can understand complex issues (balancing the detail and the big

picture), using insight/data (evidence) and their judgement to make good decisions and

have a positive impact.

Education and qualifications

A bachelor's degree or equivalent.

Qualified Accountant with 2-5 years PQE (either ACCA, ACA or CIMA).

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.