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Management Accountant / Finance Controller

Our Client, a leading global creative writing school, is seeking a Management Accountant / Finance Controller to join their team, in a newly created role.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a growing business with creativity and storytelling at their very heart. 

Primary Purpose of the Role: 

As the Management Accountant / Finance Controller, you will play a pivotal role in steering financial strategies and ensuring smooth HR operations. Your responsibilities will include preparing and analysing financial information, managing operational costs, and overseeing HR processes to ensure compliance and best practices. This role reports into the CEO of the company. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare financial statements, budgets, cash flows, and monthly management accounts with insightful commentaries
  • Conduct annual budgeting and rolling 3-month re-forecasts
  • Manage cash flow and produce forecasts
  • Undertake bookkeeping for the group
  • Negotiate projects and manage capital expenditure
  • Administer staff financial benefit schemes
  • Prepare monthly management reports and P&L projections
  • Manage payroll in liaison with accountants, ensuring accuracy and highlighting anomalies
  • Oversee Service Level Agreements, contracts, subscriptions, and licenses
  • Handle general HR tasks such as managing employee records
  • Maintain employee handbook, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance and best practices
  • Administer staff holiday and sickness records 
  • Oversee the new starter and leaver processes, dealing with queries as required


  • Minimum - Part-Qualification in Management Accounting (CIMA, ACCA) 
  • Proficiency in Xero accounting software is desirable
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all tasks 


  • Opportunities for professional development and growth
  • Exam study support for PQ applicants 

Salary: circa. £45k DOE 

If you are a driven and experienced Finance professional looking for an exciting opportunity, we would love to hear from you. 

To find out more about this exciting new role, please send your CV to Charlotte at

At Wonderful, we are dedicated to promoting diversity in all its forms. We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment that promotes equal opportunities for wonderful people. We actively encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply and warmly welcome all individuals with exceptional abilities, irrespective of their background. 

Management Accountant / Finance Controller

Full-time, Permanent
Salary description: 
c. £45k DOE

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Problem-solving skills, Communication, Part-qualified in Accounting