Senior Project Accountant

Head 4 Talent
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Really exciting and varied role for a qualified accountant. Our client has been recognised as a great employer and has been included in the Sunday Times Best Companies To Work For survey.

Role Profile:

Based in UK Finance in Cardiff and reporting to the Finance Manager, the Senior Project Accountant will provide financial and operational support across Admiral’s UK insurance businesses.

The senior project accountant’s role will include:

Developing a good understanding of the activities of the business and a strong working relationship with managers across the entire business, in order to be able to provide financial, numerical and procedural analysis for a variety of departmentsPlaying a leading role in projects across the business, with a view to maximising revenue/ profitability, and reporting the results in a concise manner to Finance Managers/ Senior Management teamInvolvement in the detailed annual expense & income budgets/re-forecasts processes for the UK insurance businessesDevelopment of complex spreadsheet models to aid with business decision-making and assessment of new products and partnershipsPro-active monitoring of performance vs. budget / re-forecasts and summarising variances for senior management through meetings with heads of departments across the businessImprove cost management across the business by regularly discussing the cost effectiveness/ efficiency/ budget variances of various departments with department heads, and investigating expense queries as necessaryDeveloping the MI reports created within finance to maximise relevance and usefulness to the business managersObtaining an understanding of the regular monthly financial cycle and providing support to the management accounts team as appropriateProviding general support and completing ad-hoc tasks as required by Finance managersQualifications, Skills and Experience

Qualified accountant with strong academic background and at least 2 years PQE experienceStrong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with and influence all types of peopleSelf-motivator, pro-active in all aspects of the roleStrong Microsoft Excel skills are essential, since this role requires the extensive use of spreadsheets
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