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Our people are everything to us. The way they deliver exceptional experiences every day for our customers, for their colleagues. The way they own what they do. Their 'Why's it like that?' curiosity. How they always think of others and work together to get things done. For us, for you, make do will never do. Good enough? Not even close. Come and do the best work of your life alongside lovely colleagues. Come to Saga.
And right now, we have an exciting opportunity within the Central Costs Finance team for an Assistant Management Accountant. You will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of all financial reporting, planning and analysis in accordance with both internal and external reporting guidelines and requirements.
You will prepare monthly management accounts and reports for the Central Costs, Travel, Media & Insurance entities including analysis and commentary in relation to profit & loss account at a level appropriate for the intended audience. You will also be involved in the Groupwide headcount reconciliation process and the annual allocation of the Central cost base to the other divisions in the Group.
You will have strong writing and presentational skills and be an all-round excellent communicator presenting in a clear and concise fashion to enable senior leaders from both finance and non-finance areas can understand the issues quickly and make appropriate business decisions.
In return, you can look forward to all the responsibility and involvement of an integral role, providing you with a rewarding and fast-paced career with an excellent benefits package.
So, if this is of interest to you then we would be keen to hear from you!
Preparation & posting of monthly accruals and prepayments
Monthly forecasting and modelling for the current financial year, full-yearly budget, longer term planning and providing variance analysis and commentary to present to internal stakeholders.
Provide appropriate challenges and support to the business units to deliver forecasts and projections which are challenging yet achievable
Groupwide headcount reconciliation
Assisting the Finance Manager (Costs) with the annual allocation of costs to other divisions within the Group
Provide support and guidance on business cases and assist with the modelling of potential benefits
The Ideal Candidate
Degree educated or ACA, ACCA or CIMA part-qualified – this role is ideally suited to individuals who are wishing to attain a senior position in Finance once qualified
Analytically strong with a willingness to question and challenge, facilitating the ability to identify anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution.
Ability to multi-task and must be exceptionally well organised; attention to detail; high level of accuracy; ability to meet established deadlines; ability to work under pressure; ability to work proactively.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of colleagues at varying levels.
Able to quickly establish credibility, winning the respect and co-operation of colleagues
Experience with CODA Dream, TM1, Cognos Controller, Excel, Powerpoint are desirable, but not essential.
Our values are:
- Precision Pace - Always owning and making things happen.
- Empathy – Always aware of others.
- Curiosity – Always asking why.
- Collaboration – Always one team, the Saga team!
The standard benefits when you join Saga include:
Remote working available where possible
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays from Jan 2022 with the choice to buy a further 5 days annual leave per year
Free private medical insurance after 1 years' service
AXA Be Supported
A range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
About the Company
Having spent our first 30 years focused on travel, Saga launched Saga Magazine and developed home and motor insurance and financial services in the 1980s. Private medical and pet insurance followed in the 1990s, along with the launch of our own cruise ship operation. The strength of the Saga brand provides the Group with the ability to develop in-house or partner with suppliers to offer our customers and members highly differentiated, competitively priced products which meet their evolving needs.
Saga exists to help our customers and members lead the life they want to lead. To succeed in this, we know that the most important thing to do is to listen to our customers and members. At the heart of our business model is our drive to know more about our customers’ wants and needs so we are best placed to serve them.
Applying this approach over the past 70 years has enabled us to become the UK's specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic and is recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.
When you join Saga you will see that we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement.
We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better. Creating a culture in which everyone feels welcome and offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement is incredibly important to us. Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity.
We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required.
We are a member of the 30% Club and partner with Women Ahead which offers us a fantastic opportunity to take part in a leading, global, cross-company, leadership mentoring scheme to champion female talent.
We are a signatory of the Armed Services Covenant and have received a Silver Award from the Employer Recognition Scheme.
To all recruitment agencies: Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the HR Recruitment Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited CVs.