The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is the leading UK membership association for those working in exporting and importing. These are exciting times in international trade and we’re seeing sustained growth in the demand for our services and qualifications – as a result, our team needs to grow too.


We are now recruiting a Management Accountant to cover Maternity Leave and work in our small finance team in Peterborough.

The role is hybrid, working mostly from home but with occasional visits to the office. Expected duration of contract will be 9 months starting in May 2024 for a one month handover period. Role is paying between £35,000 and £40,000 per annum depending on experience, which will pro-rata for the duration of the engagement.  



The role will be working within the Finance department, and you will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the transactional finance function. 




  • Reporting and Financial Management
    • Ensure the accurate & timely preparation of monthly management reports.
    • Prepare month-end schedules and Journals for management accounts.
    • Monthly balance sheet reconciliations and review where applicable
    • Run the Annual Finance Calendar and timetable.
    • Providing an analytical review and commentary alongside management accounts.
    • Review and oversee the process of revenue recognition to ensure accuracy.
    • Preparation of Monthly Reports for Budget Holders/Business Units and addressing any questions


  • Budgeting and Forecasting
    • Programming the quarterly forecast process.
    • Developing cost centre budgets and forecasts.
    • Assist with the forecasting and budgeting Processes.
  • Statutory Reporting
    • Support the FD Ensuring all Accounting-related Statutory accounting requirements are met.
    • Ensure compliance with relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Accounts filing and distribution.


  • Treasury
    • Cashflow projection and Analysis.
    • Controlling e-banking facilities
    • Ensuring interest and investment returns are maximised through diligent deposit management.
  • Team Management
    • Team Management and training.
    • Manage day-to-day Finance operations/Ensure the smooth running of the transactional finance function.
  • Policy and Procedure Systems
    • Responsible for the Creation of finance policy documents and updating procedure documents as processes evolve.
    • Work collaboratively with the Finance Director to Identify and drive process Improvements.
  • Support the company in optimizing its financial transactions and systems.
  • Tax and VAT
    • Prepare and review quarterly VAT Returns.




  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA Qualified with previous experience in Management Accounting.
  • Confident in using IT systems including Excel, and accounting software (preferably Xero).
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Including Dynamics 365)
  • Team Management



  • Good at problem-solving
  • The ability to work with confidential and discreet matters/information.
  • Keenness to learn and develop.
  • Ability to prioritise own workload to meet business needs.



  • 36.5 hours per week including 4pm Friday finish
  • 25 days annual leave and day off for your birthday too
  • Annual performance-related bonus
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Private healthcare including Optician/Dental costs
  • Life Assurance (Salary x4)
  • Personalised training
  • A range of discounts for shopping, holidays and cinema attendance 
  • Free breakfast in Peterborough
  • 2 days volunteering a year

Diversity and inclusion: 

Life would be boring if we were all the same! - IOE&IT is a company with a charitable status that believes in diversity and inclusion, as shown in the hiring and progression of our team members. The IOE&IT’s workforce is truly diverse – in age, nationality, gender and location. 

With a passion for nurturing, supporting and including all team members – no matter who you are – we celebrate identity. We are proud of who we are and where we come from.  

As an Investors in People accredited organisation, we care about and prioritise all of our team members daily. We ensure to engage with and listen to everyone.

Our Disability Confident and Mindful Employer accreditations express our commitment to the specialist needs and mental health of IOE&IT team members.  

Having family-friendly policies allows our employees to partake in a flexible work environment so they can take care of children and loved ones. 


Next Steps: 

If you think you're a good fit for this position: fill out your details below, attach an up-to-date copy of your CV and then submit your application for review by IOE&IT's Talent Team. 

Look forward to hearing from you soon! 


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