Management Accountant/ Finance Business Partner

Reed Finance
Bath, South West England
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Finance are pleased to be working with one of the largest veterinary practice groups in the UK to recruit for a Management Accountant/ Finance Business Partner.

Your job will be to ensure the smooth integration of new surgeries joining the group and the production of the management accounts.  

Month end main tasks will be sales reconciliation work, ownership of production of surgery P&Ls, balance sheet reconciliations and liaison with the surgeries on a regular basis to ensure they get up to speed with group policies and processes once they join the group.

Responsible for:
Integration for allocated new surgeries:
• On site integration visits in advance of joining the group with follow up visit post acquisition
• Particular focus on a timely and correct handover to payroll and pensions and ensuring payroll is paid on time and the Pension Administrator is aware of all pension information.
• As agreed with the Finance Integration Manager follow on issues from tax DDQ and documentation of actions taken for tax audit purposes.

Production of Management Accounts
• Owning specific surgery P&Ls and producing their monthly management accounts to a high level of accuracy
• Ownership of delivery of comprehensively reconciled balance sheets each month
• Dealing with surgery queries regarding their results, and ensuring any process issues are picked up and resolved
• To work with the team to ensure current processes and efficient and fit for purpose, and to help identify areas for efficiency gains to support the next phase of growth
• Regular interaction with the surgeries to answer queries and help them with their process adherence

The ideal candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with several years PQE and:
• Well experienced in management accounting roles in similar sized organisations
• Must have sufficient commercial experience
• Thrives in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment – flexibility is key
• Excellent IT skills including advanced excel, and confident on various management reporting systems
• Strong attention to detail, and able to deliver right-first-time results quickly
• Understanding of small companies and how they work, but needs big company background to understand/suggest best practice principles and help to drive change
• Comfortable working within a clinical environment where compassion is a requirement
• Excellent interpersonal skills, able to work well within the team, and communicate effectively but sympathetically with the surgeries.
• Will need to be happy travelling with occasional overnight stays as group is national.

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