Posted 3 February 2021 –
Closing 14 February 2021 –

The CQI is a respected professional body and charity with a small team of almost 50 people.  

Our role is to champion quality in business. We do this by supporting professionals on all levels and companies in all sectors to deliver value to customers, stakeholders and society.

Job description

The Management Accountant will, under the direction of the Head of Finance, have an active role in all aspects of the financial reporting and planning cycle of the CQI.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Leading the production of monthly management accounts and holding monthly review meetings with budget holders 

  • Playing an active part in the quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting processes 

  • Assisting the Head of Finance with the production of statutory accounts and year-end audit 

  • Assisting non-finance managers with advice and support, contributing to the development of financial understanding outside of the Finance Team 


The successful candidate must be a part-qualified/finalist ACCA/CIMA/ACA accountant. We are ideally looking for a proactive self-starter with a proven track record of working in a similar role and owning the production of management accounts.  
To apply, you must also have: 

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • The ability to pick up new processes quickly 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Good relationship management skills  

This is a full-time (35 hrs per week), maternity cover contract the length of which will be directly dependent on the current postholder’s maternity leave plans. It is likely that the maternity leave cover will be required for 9-12 months. The successful candidate will be based from home (during the pandemic) and in our office near Chancery Lane in London. 


25 days holiday, increasing by one day for every year of service to a maximum of 30 days, plus UK bank holidays (pro rata), employee assistance programme, career development, pension scheme, life assurance benefit, interest-free season ticket loan, eye care vouchers, long service award. 


The closing date for applications is 14 February 2021, but this may be brought forward if sufficient applications are received sooner than this. Please include a covering letter with your CV which sets out how you meet the requirements of the role to finance&

The CQI is looking for someone available to start no later than Monday 8 March

First round interviews will be held (digitally) on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 February. 

Second round interviews will be held (digitally) on Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 February.