IDS Deputy Unit Management Accountant

Mott MacDonald

Location: Cambridgeshire

Job Type: Full time


One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we're helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

Reporting to the Unit Management Accountant, you will develop and deliver the operational finance support to assist Portfolio Managers and their projects in financial and accounting matters. Financial Accounting tasks are not the responsibility of this role, these are the responsibility of the Unit Financial Accountant.

Responsible for assisting managing the Unit's finance team, providing leadership, coaching, mentoring, and training opportunities to develop their professional skills and support the Unit MA, and deputise during periods of absence, with the Finance matters for the Unit with and across the wider Group, ensuring the Unit operates in compliance with Group and Regional policies and procedures.

Acting as a change agent within the Unit, sponsoring and driving improvements to our processes and ways of working to deliver improved efficiency, effectiveness, and a better financial result. You will also be a key advisor to the Unit Senior Leadership Team.

For this role you will be a part qualified/qualified accountant with good organisational skills to manage deliverable schedules to tight deadlines and a practical and flexible approach with experience of managing a team and operating with, and developing a back office function.

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