Business Unit Accountant

VolkerWessels UK
Competitive + 10% bonus, Pension, BUPA, 25 days annual leave
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Business Unit Accountant

Salary: £45,000 - £48,000 plus 10% bonus, Pension, BUPA, 25 days annual leave

VolkerWessels UK, a multi-disciplinary civil engineering and construction group providing integrated engineering solutions, is looking for a Business Unit Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) to join its team.

This is a key role within the VolkerFitzpatrick (VF) Finance team with its overall purpose being to provide ‘first class’ financial and commercial support and expertise to the largest subsidiary of the VolkerWessels Group in the UK. The role encompasses a range of responsibilities that are principally focussed around a) delivery of high quality and robust financial control and reporting for VF, and; b) the provision of pro-active support for one of the commercial divisions of the business.

The broad nature of the role demands a high calibre, versatile individual who is comfortable both in core financial disciplines, and in partnering effectively with commercial teams to add value and enhance the performance of the business. The successful candidate must be able to perform in a fast moving, dynamic environment, drive real change and process improvements, and be commercially focussed, whilst ensuring financial integrity and control

The key accountabilities of the role are as follows:


    Monthly reporting to Group including exposure to consolidationsPreparation of monthly Divisional Business Unit Review packsImproving and further developing reporting processesInvolvement in developing sustainable improvements in cashIdentifying areas for improvement in process or controls and proposing solutionsDevelop management information and analysis to fulfil client and regulatory body obligationsAd hoc projects and analysis as required
Business Analysis & Support

    Provision of commercially focussed finance support to Commercial and Operational teams for reporting, budgeting and forecasting activitiesAnalysing the contract results reported in the commercial system, understanding their commercial drivers and where necessary challenging the figuresProviding guidance to and encouraging the commercial teams in their use of the contract reporting system to maximise the reliability, quality and transparency of data input into the financial results Ensure maximum recovery of value under contractual arrangementsMonitoring of overhead costs including ensuring the integrity of overhead budgets and forecasts and identifying areas of savings / efficienciesSupporting Commercial teams with ad-hoc contract analysis, requests for PQQ and Tender informationOverseeing 3rd party contract audits/requests for informationAd hoc projects and analysis as required

The successful candidate should be an ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified accountant (or overseas equivalent). Working in a complex and fast moving environment the role requires someone who not only possesses solid technical knowledge and analytical skills, but who can produce high-quality written output to communicate and influence board level and external stakeholders. Candidates looking to make a first move out of practice are most welcome.

This position comes with excellent benefits and opportunity for career progression.

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