Financial Accountant

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Dover, Kent
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company
The Port of Dover is a major infrastructure business, Europe's busiest ferry port and vital international gateway for the movement of passengers & trade.

Your new role
The Port spends on average £10m per annum on new capital items and as such the role will have a specific emphasis on all areas related to fixed assets. This will necessarily include the reporting on all capital projects within the core business, monitoring of costs, asseting and maximisation of tax allowances. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will work with the project delivery and asset teams to ensure all projects are correctly accounted for. To monitor, analyse and report on the capital costs incurred by the business and its subsidiaries. To produce weekly cash flows for all project related spend ensuring that contractor certificates are in order, that invoices have the correct detail for reporting purposes and are paid according to the contract. To carry out analysis for identified projects to determine project viability and to share knowledge across teams to improve business performance, assessing opportunities and risks from those projects. Analysis includes validating the project/initiative by using investment appraisal techniques and prioritising projects by potential added value. To accept responsibility for the tax planning opportunities and to work with the Finance team to mitigate tax exposure as appropriate. To be responsible for ensuring the business is compliant with all current accounting standards and reporting as defined by FRS102. To produce consolidated statutory accounts, individual company accounts and the corporation tax computations for each entity. To prepare quarterly consolidated accounts and quarterly accounts for the pension scheme. To ensure all relevant financial policies and procedures are adhered to and make recommendations to improve the current systems whilst enhancing the control environment. To assist in preparing the annual cost budget and three year corporate plan for all asset related items. To process all journals relating to fixed assets including asseting, disposals and depreciation. To prepare schedules where required for the annual external audit. To provide information within agreed timescales to all customers (both internal and external). Managing the workload of direct reports and completing performance appraisals.

What you'll need to succeed
You will be a qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA) with at least three years post-qualification experience from an accountancy practice or a large company. You will have up to date knowledge of technical accounting issues & regulations. You will be able to produce & interpret investment appraisals. A background in capital & tax within a construction company would be advantageous but not essential. You will demonstrate advanced Excel & Word.
An excellent commercial sense, with the ability to analyse information from different sources, and make informed business decisions. Results orientated approach - focused on achieving measurable benefits for the organisation Demonstrate capability of influencing stakeholders and the ability to challenge the status quo. To have the ability to convert theoretical knowledge and apply it to practical situations within the business in order for the business to achieve its aims. Highly organised, analytical, logical and numerical, with the ability to work without supervision at times To maintain high standards of accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to identify opportunities to improve efficiencies and develop enhanced internal controls Self motivated, driven, conscientious and persistent To be able to communicate clearly both orally and written To work on own initiative and prioritise workload, meet deadlines and delivery first-class customer service Ability to work well and think clearly under pressure To develop the role by learning new skills and show a willingness to be flexible at all times To work as part of a team

What you'll get in return
You'll get the chance to work at a major infrastructure business which offers great career opportunities to ambitious candidates who want to progress and make a significant impact.

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