Management Accountant

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop financial process and reporting within the team and take ownership of financial knowledge across the wider organisation through business partnering.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for a motivated and talented financial professional to join our Finance team as a Management Accountant. The role is responsible for efficiently and effectively managing a variety of financial reports on behalf of the Finance department. You will also handle a number of financial processes which will work cross-departmentally, supporting the wider Ambition Institute Team with their understanding of the role of finance across the organisation. 

Based in one of our three UK offices (London, Birmingham or Manchester), you’ll proactively ensure that Ambition Institute is financially compliant across all processes, support on financial system projects, and ensure that all monthly processes, such as payroll, are managed competently. The Management Accountant will report to the Finance & Operations Director and will a small team of Finance Associates.

You will have previous experience of working within a similar role, managing the whole internal reporting process, including communicating financial information to none financial staff. You will be committed to Ambition Institute’s mission of improving the education and outcomes of children from disadvantaged backgrounds.  You will be an excellent communicator and be able to build relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, as well as having excellent numeracy and literacy skills and a commitment to the development of staff.  


Who are Ambition Institute?
Ambition Institute has one purpose: to help educators serving children from disadvantaged backgrounds to keep getting better. With our new organisation, and more than ten years of collective experience in working with educators at all levels, we believe that exciting opportunities lie ahead. We are a graduate school for educators, and we apply academic rigour to our learning design, drawing on frontline insights from schools into what works in practice. Our programmes leverage the latest evidence from international experts, which means we think carefully about what is taught, how, and in what sequence. We work collaboratively to enable school improvement for the benefit of pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds. 


Our offer
We are happy to announce that we will be able to offer you:

  • Flexibility on how you work – agreed between you and your line manager
  • A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days, plus bank holidays
  • 2 additional annual leave days for 1 day booked during December over the festive period
  • A generous employer pension contribution of 11% (10% pension plus 1% NI rebate)
  • Competitive salary rates 
  • Access to an interest free season ticket and bike loans, as well as eyecare vouchers
  • An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which provides confidential support for employees on personal or work-related matters.
  • A robust learning and development offer that ensures your continuous professional development


How to apply

To apply for any of our vacancies please email [email protected] with the following: 

  • An up-to-date CV, no more than two pages in length 
  • A cover letter – up to one page – which must include why you are interested in the role and any dates you are unavailable for interview 
  • Equality monitoring form 

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and the most vulnerable in our society and, as such, we are unable to employ individuals with relevant convictions, including the following: a conviction for an offence involving violence or dishonesty, of a sexual nature or against minors, or for any other offence that is relevant to the nature of the services provided by our organisation. 

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive at this stage we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants. 

For any questions or queries please email us at [email protected] 

As an employer, we have a responsibility to prevent illegal working in the UK by ensuring that our employees have the right to work in the UK. Therefore, as part of the recruitment process to verify your eligibility you will be required to produce relevant documentation.