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Management Accountant



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Join Glean as they are looking for a Management Accountant


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Leeds, England, United Kingdom

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The Management Accountant is a critical role within the Finance team, as well as being an integral part of the wider business, engaging with colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels on a daily basis.

This is an exciting time to be part of a growing function within a scaling, award-winning tech for good organisation.

The successful candidate will take primary responsibility for all aspects of Finance Operations, and financial outputs on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. They will work closely alongside the Finance Business Partner to provide insightful management information that aids strategic decision making and drives growth in Annual Recurring Revenues (ARR) and profitability. Furthermore, the role will support in maintaining and enhancing the financial control and risk management framework, as well as driving process and system improvements, ensuring an operating environment that is robust, sustainable and scalable.


As Glean continues to grow, the demands on the Finance team are ever-increasing. There is the requirement to respond quickly and precisely to enquiries from a range of internal and external stakeholders, whilst managing day-to-day tasks and ensuring monthly, quarterly and annual deliverables are met. There is also the need to enhance our agile reporting capability, providing fast, accurate and insightful analysis of performance against our forecast for a range of financial and non-financial KPIs, to highlight areas of success and provide scrutiny on aspects of underperformance.


  • Prepare timely and accurate monthly management accounts, with insightful commentary and analysis of financial performance.
  • Acting as a go-point of contact for queries from your colleagues across the business, ensuring high engagement with the Finance function. 
  • Ownership of month end close process, ensuring all transactions, reconciliations and other tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with external accountants and advisors in the preparation of year end statutory accounts, tax returns and other financial and compliance matters for both the UK and US businesses.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles (FRS 102) and company policies, maintain a strong system of internal controls and financial procedures, as well as making recommendations to enhance and strengthen the financial control environment.
  • Manage the day-to-day financial operations including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, banking, and VAT.
  • Maintain ownership of accounting systems, including the Xero chart of accounts.
  • Provide recommendations for process and system improvements to optimise financial operations.
  • Identify risks and opportunities, and recommend actions to improve business performance.
  • Ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as required to support key business initiatives.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience 


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA).
  • Previous experience in a management accounting role.
  • Proficient in accounting software, spreadsheets and financial models.
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Ability to exercise sound judgement and make data-driven decisions. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Ability to explain financial information to non-finance stakeholders.
  • High ethical standards, integrity, and confidentiality.
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work under tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent tasks.


  • 2+ years’ post-qualification experience
  • Experience with Xero highly preferable
  • Understanding of, or experience working in, a SaaS business
  • Previous line management experience

The whole package


£42,000 - £45,000 dependent on experience 

Some little things that make a big difference:

  • 33 days annual leave + 3 gifted days at Christmas 
  • Generous individual learning and training allowance 
  • Truly flexible hours to suit when you work best 
  • Full home working set up and beautiful collaborative office space 
  • Nomad working policy with family travel insurance 
  • Enhanced 26 weeks maternity and 4 weeks paternity (fully paid)
  • Health cash plan (from glasses to massages) 
  • 6% employer pension contribution 

About Us

Glean empowers learners with the confidence and ability to build useful knowledge in an age of information overload. Our inclusive learning technology is used by 100,000s of students to gain 21st century learning skills with a proven note taking process. We aim to reduce waste by helping learners to get more value from working with spoken language.  

Our mission is to challenge how the world thinks about learning so that it’s more accessible, productive, and purposeful for all learners. Join our values-driven and growing team if you’re excited by our goal to change a million lives for the better.


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