Senior Management Accountant: Systems and Compliance in London - Trustees of the British Museum

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London, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
12 days ago

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Job Description

Key areas of responsibility:

Systems and compliance - maintain and develop the corporate risk register, identify and implement improvements to risk management systems and processes linking in with the Internal Controls Committee and Internal Audit. Identify applicable finance related elements of public sector and charity regulation and best practice, esp. in relation to ‘Managing Public Money’ and the DCMS management agreement. Ownership of the Financial Operating Manual(s) and implementation of system and process improvements. Liaison with DCMS and the Cabinet Office on Government Functional Standards.
Lead on counter fraud strategy including training, awareness and detection. Lead on processes and improvement for Project Board in appraisal and evaluation of projects including large sale projects referring to best practice.
Oversight of the pay model, budgeting and forecasting, including working closely with HR relating to pay awards.
Project work – advise colleagues on Museum wide projects and develop processes for/contribute financial expertise towards these. Provide and review financial information for business cases and funding applications as well as other ad hoc project work as required.
Accounting services – you will be working with the management accounts and accounts processing team to ensure best practice is followed. Preparation of management reports and quarterly forecasts. Support budgeting processes for departments and across projects. Coordination of financial information for reports and papers, incl the corporate risk register.

About you:

Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Qualified accountant – ACA, ACCA or other.
Good technical knowledge of relevant regulatory and accounting frameworks (including Accounting Standards, VAT, income tax, NI), IT literacy with strong excel skills and experience of accounting systems.
Audit experience including some post qualification experience.
Experience of project management.
Demonstrable ability to work with a diverse range of individuals and juggle conflicting demands and prioritise workloads appropriately.
Demonstrate strong judgement and able to handle non-routine problems.
Able to present complex financial information to senior and non-financial staff clearly.
Able to resolve problems effectively and has a flexibility and willingness to take on work as required.

About the British Museum:

Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. 

The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including:

Membership of the civil service pension scheme
Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
Participation in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
Generous annual leave allowance
Interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans
Professional and personal development opportunities
Employee Assistance Programme
Discounts on food and gift shop purchases

Additional details:

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The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture. The Museum is committed to ensuring that no job applicant suffers unlawful discrimination because of any protected characteristics. Our recruitment procedures aim to ensure that individuals are treated because of their relevant knowledge, skills and experience.

We are also currently piloting a flexible way of working that allows our employees to work remotely in a way that suits them and the organisation. We welcome questions and conversations at interview stage and how flexible working could work for you.

The Museum adheres to the HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) for pre-employment screening of Civil Servants.  


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