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Assistant Management Accountant

Reports to: Management Accountant

Salary: £27,000 – £29,000 depending on experience

Hours: 40 p/w

Location: Harrogate (3 days in office, 2 days from home)*

Job Description

The Assistant Management Accountant will work alongside the existing finance team and report into the Management Accountant providing Finance support to MYSHON and its clients and Group companies. The role focuses on a processing daily banking, sales recharges to clients, reconciliations and the preparation of the financial accounts for a key client which consists of reviewing and posting accruals/prepayment/deferments and banking and reconciliation of bank accounts.

The Finance team all interact daily with overlap across roles leading to this role being varied and an opportunity to gain experience in a variety of Finance areas. This is a well functioning and friendly team, with strong growth and improvement plans for 2023 and beyond. Being able to thrive and maintain organisation while managing high volumes will put the role holder in the best position to develop their career with us.


This position requires strong financial accounting, systems, and process skills, with experience of preparing and presenting management accounts internal and externally required. The ideal candidate will also be experienced in statutory requirements, including Tax, VAT, and cash management. We are recruiting for two positions, one of which will also have direct line management of an Assistant Management Accountant who help prepare the financial accounts.

The Financial Services team all interact daily with overlap across roles leading to this role being varied and an opportunity to gain experience in a variety of Finance areas. This is a well functioning and friendly team, with strong growth and improvement plans for 2024 and beyond. This role is a new role created off the back of significant growth.

*This is a hybrid working role, and as a new employee, a minimum of 4 days a week in the office will be expected during the initial 1-2-months of the 6-month induction period, reducing to 3 days in the office once the role holder is comfortable performing the role autonomously.

Key Responsibilities

• Finance support to MYSHON and Group companies
• Working alongside the Management Accountant to deliver a robust set of financial accounts for our clients and group companies
• Preparation, review and analysis of accurate and timely management accounts including commentary
• Monthly balance sheet reconciliations
• Responding to information requests, reviewing financial statements, and assisting with audits
• Credit Control assistance, in particular service charges from clients.
• Raising sales invoices to clients
• Dealing with local authorities, utility providers and debt collection activity

The above outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the position, however, this cannot be comprehensive and other duties, as directed by the company and within the role holder’s capabilities may be required. For example, we have supplementary responsibilities open to all employees including first aiders, mental health first aiders, and fire wardens with full training provided.


• IT Skills, Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel
• Microsoft Navision and Continia skills desirable but not essential as training is provided

Personal Qualities

• Commitment and enthusiasm to MYSHON, our Group companies and their work
• Commitment to quality in all aspects of service delivery
• Commitment to equal opportunities.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum guidance, confidence in
taking the initiative, making decisions, and consulting as appropriate
• Ability to manage the delivery of detailed work
• Attention to detail
• Willing to be flexible and respond to changing circumstances
• Key attributes are an ability to demonstrate a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude and to
become quickly established to add value to the business
• Time management skills.

Essential Experience & Qualification

• 1 year previous experience in a Accounts Assistant or Assistant Management Accountant type role.


• Full driving licence and use of own vehicle
• Working towards a recognised Accountancy qualification – MYSHON offers study support through the apprenticeship scheme for employees on a permanent contract.

If you are interested in this role but not sure if your skills and experience are exactly what we’re looking for, please do apply, we would be interested in discussing further with you.

Although the role is advertised as full-time, we support many ways of working and can offer flexible working arrangements. So, if you’re interested and need to work flexibly, we encourage you to apply and talk to us about what might be possible.

Behaviours & Attributes

MYSHON pride ourselves by the manner in which we work together as a team and by the pride we have collectively in the services we deliver. This is as a result of the culture which the company nurtures carefully and which is embraced in our Vision, Mission and Values; our Personal Development and Annual Appraisal programme which binds all employees to work together to achieve a common ethos:

• To genuinely treat all staff with the respect you would like to be treated and ‘day to day’ to engage effectively and be friendly, helpful, enthusiastic, courteous, positive and cheerful.
• To help deliver a culture where it becomes second nature to exceed resident’s expectations by delivering a high quality customer focused service consistently
• To work flexibly beyond our job role but within the skill sets you have where this improves service levels to the customers
• To be a role model treating everyone fairly and consistently and by ‘pulling your weight’ and taking personal responsibility
• To prioritize a number of competing tasks to programmed deadlines, to deliver what is most important in the best manner possible within the resources available even when under pressure
• To embrace innovation and changes positively in relation to new initiatives in order to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service
• To attempt to reach your full potential by embracing our Personal Development and Annual Appraisal systems in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of the services we deliver
• To participate actively in training courses
• Be bold and speak up – tell your peers and line management where you have ideas to improve the service or where you feel the service is below standards and/or there are imbalances in the team’s efforts which could upset the equilibrium or where you see or experience anything which you feel is wrong such as bullying, harassment or discrimination
• To support any service failure issues by being proactive in coming up with ideas to resolve them quickly with minimal impact to customers.
• To co-operate proactively with quality audits and assessments to ensure any lessons learnt are fed back into methods to improve service levels and quality
• To make an effort to communicate well by adopting the Communication Protocol and reading the weekly bulletins and contributing positively at group meetings and in 1-2-1’s
• To follow guidance from line management and to support achievement of these behavior’s and attributes
• To maintain strict confidentiality in relation to all tenant matters and their personal data

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