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Accountant

Employer
New Internationalist Publications Ltd
Location
Remote working in the UK with the willingness to travel to Oxford periodically, when required.
Salary
£30,930 per annum (pro-rata)
Closing date
1 May 2024

Job Details

JOB TITLE

Accountant

HOURS

20% part-time hours (1 day a week, or 4 days a month according to workload)

SALARY

£30,930 per annum (pro-rata), rising to co-op director salary at the time (currently £32,992) following the successful completion of the 6 month probation period.

JOB SUMMARY

The Accountant is responsible for the overall financial oversight of the New Internationalist Co-operative and its subsidiaries New Internationalist Publications and Myriad Editions. S/he will help co-op colleagues to make informed and prudent decisions and provide input into business decisions, as and when required.

REPORTING

The Accountant is directly responsible to the New Internationalist co-operative and will report on financial matters to the full co-operative as and when required. The Accountant is a member of the Central Services Team. S/he will work alongside the Senior Bookkeeper (who is responsible for all day to day bookkeeping).

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor company expenditure and make recommendations to individuals and teams responsible for budgets
  • Maintain statutory company records and lodge statutory returns for all New Internationalist companies
  • Produce and present to the co-op quarterly management accounts
  • Liaise with the company's auditors
  • Produce annual budget and future years rolling estimates, cash flow forecasts and ad-hoc reports as required
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns and EU sales lists ensuring compliance with VAT regulations
  • Being the appointed Treasurer for New Internationalist Co-operative Ltd
  • Keep up to date with legislative and regulatory changes
  • Any other activities related to the financial management of the Co-operative consistent with the role of a company accountant
  • Provide backup for the Senior Bookkeeper

Essential requirements

  • A form of accountancy qualification such as ACCA, ASA, AAT, etc.
  • Strong accounting background
  • Familiarity of FRS102 accounting
  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced level Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, organisational skills, administration, verbal and written kills
  • Candidates must have good budgeting and financial planning skills and the ability to produce financial data in a clear format and to communicate relevant aspects to non-finance staff
  • A commitment to the emission, vision and values of the co-operative

Desirable requirements

  • Familiar with group consolidated accounts
  • Familiar with the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014
  • Third sector accountancy experience
  • knowledge of accounting in some of New Internationalist's core activities: publishing, e-commerce, fundraising, and contract reporting

 

Company

New Internationalist magazine offers sharp analysis and global coverage of today’s most urgent issues. From conflict and migration, to climate change and democracy, we dig that bit deeper to place headline stories in their proper political, social and economic context.

Our network of writers brings alternative perspectives. And with more than 50 years at the forefront of independent media, we have earned a reputation for thoughtful, progressive journalism that gives a human face to the news.

We pride ourselves in covering stories that the mainstream media often ignores, instead highlighting voices from the Global South.

Company info
Telephone
01865403345
Location
The Old Music Hall
106-108 Cowley Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1JE
GB

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