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Company Capita Plc
Location Wiltshire
Salary Competitive
Job Type Full Time
Added 1 week ago

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Becoming a Management Accountant with Capita Software

The role of Management Accountant will be responsible for the preparation, development and analysis of key financial information to ensure that an organisation’s management makes well-informed decisions to ensure future stability, growth and profitability.

The post holder will assist in establishing and maintaining financial policies and management information systems, as well as provide a high quality support service by liaising with management colleagues on all aspects of finance.

The role combines accounting skills with business management skills.

What you will do:

  • Cost center management ensuring correct cost allocations and treatment;

  • Providing support to operational management on all financial aspects as required;

  • Preparing monthly management accounts, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries, to tight reporting deadlines;

  • Partnering with Operational heads to deliver accurate and timely forecasts, understanding and communicating any potential risks and opportunities;

  • Producing accurate working capital forecasts, working to minimize working capital charges;

  • Providing a support service by working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions;

  • Owning the figures and challenging the Business when necessary;

  • Ensuring spending is kept in line with the budget;

  • Analysing financial performance and contributing to medium and long-term business planning/forecasts;

  • Working with Finance and Operational teams to streamline existing processes; designing new reports and processes where necessary;

  • Implementing corporate governance procedures, risk management and internal controls;

  • Provide ad hoc financial analysis as requested.

Your experience will include:


  • Part qualified (or qualified by experience)

  • Management Accounting experience, with familiarity of project accounting.

  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, in particular of Excel (including advanced excel formula).


  • Project Accounting experience.

  • Experience with SAP accounting software.


    Skills and Personal Qualities

  • A proactive, enthusiastic, self starter.

  • The ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial people.

  • A proactive approach to identifying and solving problems.

  • Able to plan work and then re-prioritise and adapt as required.

  • Must be willing to accept responsibility

  • Shows attention to detail

  • Excellent work ethic



About Capita/Software

Capita plc is an international business process outsourcing and professional services company headquartered in London. It is the largest business process outsourcing and professional services company in the UK, and has clients in central government, local government and the private sector.

Capita Software is one of the UK’s largest software companies and the market leader in several specialist areas such as education software, UK utilities software and ‘blue light’ software. This division provides genuinely mission-critical software across our client groups: Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Transport, and Education.

What’s in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You’ll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process – click apply now. We understand you might have some questions before taking the step to apply – you can contact for guidance and to request a full job description.

Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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