Financial and Project Accountant

Recruiter
Michael Page Finance
Location
Bristol, Avon
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
11 Jun 2017
Closes
11 Jul 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Financial & Project Accountant will play a critical role within the team, working across Finance operations supporting accounting (sales ledger, purchase ledger, credit control) and FP&A teams as well as management of key projects

Client Details

My client are a private equity backed organisation within the hospitality sector. Currently turning over £35m, they are looking to consolidate within finance over the next 12 months, employing tier 1 people to develop and improve processes, systems and the quality of management information to assist operational teams.

The company is a growing and dynamic environment and the finance team is friendly and ambitious and has a strong mandate to improve and implement change.

Description

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the preparation of the monthly board pack, business reviews and reporting

  • Calculation, booking and explanation of key provisions, accruals and others journals
  • Project Management (cross functional) of key projects, systems implementations and process improvement, efficiency and control initiatives
  • Supporting the evolution of the finance system capabilities
  • Supporting the compilation of business and investment cases
  • Supporting the preparation of statutory accounts (to excellent level with no post audit adjustments)
  • Supporting the preparation of management information and analysis for internal and external clients
  • Supporting the significant growth agenda
  • Following the money to identify and implement added value and cash saving opportunities
  • Deputise for Financial Controller, FP&A Manager and team leads during absence and travel.

Profile

Experience & Qualifications

  • A Qualified Accountant (ICAEW, CIMA, ACCA), with strong academic achievement and relevant experience

  • Strong technical background and skillset
  • Experienced Project Manager, managing complex and cross functional projects
  • Proven track record delivering multiple process improvement, efficiency and control initiatives (passion and curiosity for improvement)
  • Experience preparing management accountants, preparing monthly reports for senior stakeholders and the calculation and booking of key provisions and other journals
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Broad and varied experiences in role in industry (or potentially practice)
  • Experience of working in a number of systems including SAGE and Business Intelligence, as well as the core MS Office products
  • Experience of improving the operational performance of the business through financial reporting, reviews and decision modelling.

Core Skills / Attributes

  • Technically strong, with a strong awareness of UK GAAP and IFRS standards

  • Communication - in all forms with ability to adapt your style for each audience
  • Critical prioritisation of workload
  • Excellent system and modelling skills (SAGE, Excel, BI and other related systems)
  • Process expertise - defining, implementing and reviewing activity versus standards
  • Attention to detail and sound judgement - ability to work in a repeatable way that enables work to be picked up by others and to be well and easily understood
  • Ability to work under pressure and ambiguity
  • Project Management - deadline/delivery focussed, working in a way that is positive but assertive (chasing busy people with conflicting priorities)
  • Open and easily builds relationships with people
  • Self improving and ambitious to improve
  • A passionate and positive financial practitioner who wants to make a difference and contribute to the commercial performance and continuous improvement of the business results.

Job Offer

This role will pay a competitive basic salary plus benefits