Programme Accountant

Posted 25 January 2024
Salary £37000 - £42000 per annum, Benefits: plus excellent benefits and hybrid working
Discipline Transactional & Part Qualified
Contact NameHarriett Busby

Job description

Axon Moore are delighted to be working with a well-established and growing business in the Creative industry based in Manchester City Centre. The company has grown in size and is now on another phase of growth over the next 3-4 years, which will result in an increase in events and popularity.

In the role of Programme Accountant, you will be a highly visible member of the finance team, liaising with the Production department and Operations to ensure they have a good financial overview on the full events programme. You will support with forecasting and budgets for events, ensuring financial expectations are met. You will be a direct point of contact to other key stakeholders on various projects, so this post also requires some business partnering attributes.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary £35,000 - £42,000 DOE, hybrid working from home and the office, 25 days holiday, pension, Medicash and a city centre location with great commuting links.

Role Overview:

The role covers three main aspects: Financial Planning, Accounting and Reporting.
  • Working across the production department to maintain a full financial view of the programme including total project expenditure budgets and expenditure cash-flows.
  • Working across the Production and Operations departments to ensure that all projects are forecast on a consistent expenditure basis in terms of indirect venue costs allocated.
  • Attending key internal programme meetings such as Programme Planning to ensure changes to the programme are financially tracked.
  • Working across various departments to ensure that income projections are forecast and reliably phased based around on-sale dates and key campaign activity.
  • Working with the International department to maintain an up-to-date view of co- commissioning income attached to the programme.
  • Work with heads of various departments to maintain an accurate and up to date view of the P&L for commercial hires activity.
  • Acting as finance lead on the accounting of the full Programme ensuring that all year-end accruals are made, and all income correctly deferred or accrued.
  • Ensuring that where contingencies are required, these are tracked and managed within the overall Programme financials.
  • Deliver an enhanced system of financial reporting of the Programme through the accounting system, supporting overall financial management of the projects.
  • Prepare and present reports on the programme financials, agreeing these with the Director of Production for dissemination across key internal and external stakeholders to support financial oversight of the programme.
Personal Attributes and Qualities:
  • Part qualification in ACCA or CIMA would be preferred
  • Experienced accountant, familiar with P&L, budgets and cash-flows
  • Experience working in projects within any sector would be highly beneficial
  • An interest in culture or events would be beneficial
  • Confidence when communicating to senior stakeholders and non-finance team members
  • Well organised and meticulous in the role
  • A driven individual with a positive “can do” and “will do” attitude
  • Ability to successfully organise and prioritise work dynamically
For more information, please get in touch with Harriett Busby at Axon Moore.