Go-Ahead London


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Permanent Full-Time

Who are we

Go-Ahead London is the largest provider of bus services in London. We employ over 8,000 colleagues working from 17 locations. Our Finance Team provides a key analytical role for all departments and locations including providing analysis of costs by route, garage and company. The purpose of the team is to provide financial and operational information to support the business in making the best decisions by being forward thinking, proactive and timely.


We are now looking to recruit a Management Accountant to join our Finance Team based in Merton and reporting to the Financial Accounting Manager. The primary focus of the role will be to produce the period accounts for the company and individual locations together with variance analysis and weekly reporting.   


Some of the key responsibilities include the following but this is not an exhaustive list and a full job description is available on request from the HR Team:

  • Preparing and submitting contract invoicing to Transport for London including reconciliation of revenue control accounts and analysis of changes in routes / services.
  • Managing Rail Replacement and Commercial contract revenue accounting, working closely with the Go-Ahead Commercial Department.
  • Managing the fixed asset register and audit of assets.
  • Undertaking balance sheet reconciliations and profit & loss postings on a period basis to produce the period accounts. Reviewing outstanding items on reconciliations and understanding movements of income and expenditure accounts.
  • Working as part of the team on the preparation of weekly and monthly management accounts and KPIs, including variance analysis and attend garage performance reviews as Finance representative.
  • Reviewing the coding of colleague personal expenses and credit cards expense to ensure adherence to expenses policy and tax rules liaising with colleagues across the company.
  • Continuously developing and improving Finance processes, reporting and analysis in excel and TM1 to increase the efficiency, effectiveness and accuracy of processes and financial information.
  • Becoming a strong role model within the wider Finance team, promoting good team working and a positive culture of continuous improvement.


We are looking for an individual who is actively studying for an accountancy qualification with ideally experience of TM1 and oracle. It is essential you have advanced computer skills and be a proficient user of Microsoft excel. Previous accounting experience is essential as is the ability to work with the existing team and communicate at all levels across the business. 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a desire to succeed and grow and develop within our team, a fast learner with a hands-on approach who is transparent and honest and takes responsibility for their actions.  


This role will be full time with a competitive salary dependant on skills and experience.  The successful applicant would need to have a flexible approach and in return we can offer travel concessions on London Bus and Tube Network, an attractive annual leave entitlement and a contributory pension scheme.


If you feel you have the qualities needed and would like to apply, please visit https://external-goaheadlondon.icims.com by Friday 10th December 2021.

Applicants should clearly state any dates when they will not be available to attend an interview.


Go-Ahead London values diversity and promotes equality and we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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