Financial and Project Accountant

Michael Page Finance
Bristol, Avon
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Contract Type
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.



  • 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.


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