Management Accountant - #1132560

The Co-operative

Date: 1 week ago
City: Manchester
Contract type: Full time
Work schedule: Full day
The Co-operative

Management Accountant 
Circa £45,000 plus excellent benefits (Work Level 6A)  
Manchester city centre – hybrid working. You’ll split your time between home and around 3 days a month in the office (find out more about our hybrid working policy at

We’re looking for an experienced Management Accountant to join us, and help us to enable critical commercial decision-making that’ll drive the performance of Co-op Funeralcare, and help us to better serve our customers, members and colleagues. If you have the accountancy expertise and natural people skills that we need, then we can offer you the opportunity to define your profile with a business that puts people at the heart of its strategy.

In this role, you’ll support in the delivery of high-profile continuous improvement projects, helping us to establish new and more effective ways of working for our Funeralcare business. You’ll provide advice and guidance to executive colleagues, drawing valuable insights from historical financial data to highlight areas for concern and spot opportunities to improve processes.

What you’ll do

●   Provide business intelligence to senior Funeralcare colleagues, by analysing historical management information and drawing valuable insights that’ll aid decision-making
●   Actively identify cost saving opportunities and innovative ways to improve process efficiencies
●   Prepare monthly management accounts and quarterly budgets, making sure that deadlines are met
●   Produce accurate balance sheet reconciliations 
●   Work on ad-hoc projects as and when directed by the Senior Finance Manager
●   Manage a variety of requests from colleagues across the business

This role would suit people who have

●   An ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualification or equivalent 
●   Familiarity with accountancy systems (e.g. Cognos) 
●   Previous experience of preparing balance sheet reconciliations
●   Outstanding communication skills, with the confidence to engage, influence and challenge colleagues at various levels 
●   Advanced Microsoft Office skills, with the ability to use pivot tables and VLOOKUPS 
●   The ability to embrace change and champion new ways of working

Why Co-op? 

If you have the skills that we need, we can offer you a competitive salary and great benefits package which includes 30% off Co-op branded products in our food stores (as well as other discounts on Co-op products and services).

  • An annual bonus (based on personal and business performance)

  • 28 days holiday (rising to 32 with service) plus bank holidays 

  • A pension with up to 10% employer contributions

  • Access to a subsidised onsite gym (at our Manchester HQ)

  • Coaching and training to support your career development

  • Wagestream app – giving you access to a percentage of your pay as you earn

  • YuLife app – rewarding you for exercising with discounts and vouchers for your favourite brands

At Co-op, we’re proud to do things a different way. As one of the world’s largest co-operatives, owned by millions of members, community is at the heart of what we do. Since our Co-op was founded in 1844, we’ve had a clear social purpose, and everything we do as a business helps to build a fairer world for our members, customers, colleagues, and communities. 

Building a diverse environment

We’re actively building diverse teams and we welcome applications from everyone. If you have a disability, we can make reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process according to your needs. We're also part of the Disability Confident scheme, meaning we'll always offer an interview to disabled candidates who apply through the scheme if they meet the minimum criteria for a job.

We'll ask whether you’d like to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme when you apply.

If we invite you to take part in the recruitment process for any of our jobs, we’ll ask you if you need any reasonable adjustments to enable you to participate.

You can find out more about our recruitment process at

You can find out more about the Disability Confident scheme and all our commitments to diversity and inclusion at

Please note that we may close applications for this role early.

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