Interim Project Accountant - 18 month contract

Sharp Consultancy
£40000 - £45000 per annum + £5k Flexible benefits package
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Client is an instantly recognisable brand In the Retail sector, with Centrally based offices in Leeds, with easy access from motorway networks and free parking.
The business is embarking on an exciting new Change programme across a number of areas and are looking for long term support from a Qualified ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent Accountant who can assist them with their Finance Systems implementation across a number of projects. This is an 18 month contract role, with the possibility of being made permanent.
The role will take responsibility for:
*Project management and ownership of a key transformation work stream including delivery of the following:
oCreate and deliver project work plans and revise as appropriate to meet changing requirements;
oIdentify resource requirements and assign responsibilities;
oManage day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s) with clear issues/actions logs in place;
oEnsure project documents are completed and process documentation exists for all completed projects to formalise accounting flows and maintain key process knowledge;
oLiaise between the business users, IT and the wider business to ensure user requirements are fully identified and implemented; and
oDeliver change communication across the wider Accounting Centre to enable all departments to successfully support the implementation of key projects.
*Proactively identify opportunities for improved efficiency across all areas of the Accounting Centre, providing finance support to transactional departments in the areas of reconciliations and process reviews.
*Subject matter expert for key systems, ensuring a robust control framework sits across all financial platforms.
*Responsibility for controls over General Ledger integrity and the month end reporting process, ensuring the chart of accounts can support effective and meaningful financial reporting.
*Take on when required a diverse range of project work outside of your work stream to satisfy the current and fast changing needs of the business.

The successful individual will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
*Proven ability to operate strategically and drive own work agenda
*Proven Project Management skills and experience
*Ability to drive change programmes, engage and build rapport with key stakeholders across the wider business
*Ability to recognise and adapt to changing priorities
*Inclusive leadership style with an ability to motivate and influence a variety of teams across the wider Accounting Centre
*Strong numeracy and analytical skills
*Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to present and communicate at a senior level

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 20 years experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the e-mail address stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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