Management Accountant, Updata

£30k - £35k pa + study support
05 Oct 2017
02 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Management Accountant Ruddington £30-35K + study support About the role This is an exciting opportunity to join the finance team in an innovative and fast growing part of Capita PLC. This role is pivotal in providing business partnering to programme directors and overall responsibility for Client Profit and Loss and Balance Sheets. About Capita | Updata Updata is part of Capita plc, the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India. Capita acquired IT network services provider Updata Infrastructure (UK) Limited in 2014. Updata provides a range of networking and connectivity services to public and private sector clients and have a reputation for excellent service combined with an innovative approach to achieving best value for its clients. We have a strong reputation across the public sector as a provider of IT networks that help schools, councils and health bodies deliver improved services. Responsibilities will include: Monthly Reporting and Financial Control - Timely closure on a monthly basis in accordance with policies and processes, ensuring best practice financial controls are in place and operating effectively - Ensuring appropriate revenue recognition is applied - Effective control over WIP balances, taking proactive steps to achieve reduction - Review of monthly financial reporting for the Client - Provision of monthly cash collection forecast and optimising working capital - Providing independent validation of program financial assumptions - Providing financial governance; ensuring costs are charged only as appropriate, monitoring the cost streams against plan and assisting in driving costs down Monthly Invoicing - Reviewing and advising on improvements to the Programme's processes for invoice checking of supplier and subcontractor invoices to ensure payments are correct and in accordance with the contract - Monitoring and reporting on effectiveness of the invoice production processes and cash collection Forecasting and Analysis - Attendance at Project Reviews, ensuring all issues are captured and actioned - Reviewing the monthly forecast with the Finance Manager & Programme Director, providing commentary towards all actual v forecast variances - Providing full contract financial positions to the Finance Manager, Programme Director and Business - Tracking, forecasting and taking proactive steps to reduce working capital for the programme - Assessing programme risks and working with the Finance Manager, Programme Director, Project Managers and the Finance Analyst to mitigate these improvements to the financial results and forecasts Change Control / New Business - Reviewing the Change Control Register from a finance perspective, ensuring change notes are captured appropriately in forecasts and that any work at risk is being adequately monitored and controlled - Working closely with the Change Team to drive improvement in the process Programme Development - Business Partnering the Programme Director to support long term Programme initiatives and developments - Advising on potential improvements to the financial results and forecasts - Working with the Finance Manager, Programme Director, Client Director and Commercial lead to maximise the performance of the contract and for Capita, and to advise on the consequences of decisions before they are made Your experience will include: - Part Qualified / Finalist stage Accountant (CIMA, ACCA) - Good knowledge of SAP - Exposure to Project-based accounting - A proactive approach towards seeking out and achieving financial performance - Ability to interact internally across a variety of functions, commercial, resourcing, HR, business development What's in it for you? At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share ownership scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional but fun environment. What we hope you will do next Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - click apply now Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership. Listen | Create | Deliver Follow Capita on twitter @capitacareers Follow Capita on facebook @careersatcapita Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation. Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us. If you are successful with your application, you will need complete Capita's vetting and screening checks. This will include, but not be limited to, Reference Checks, a Criminality Check, Financial Probity Check, Sanctions Check and Media Check.
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