Management Accountant

Recruiter
Capita
Location
East Grinstead
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
02 Feb 2017
Closes
02 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Management Accountant - Permanent - East Grinstead - £30,000 - £35,000 + study

About the role

This role is part of a Finance Team, which supports the needs of the Infrastructure business, and is also linked to regional and national financial processes and procedures. The role of the team is to challenge the financial reporting and forecasting of the Business, ensuring strong financial controls and procedures are in place, but also provide support and advice to the Business via continual support to the operations teams.

About Capita

Capita plc is the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 70,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.

The Role & Responsibilities

The role of the Finance team is to provide strong financial support, management and robust challenge within the business, enabling the Profit Centre Managers to deliver their monthly Profit Centre information and reporting in a timely and safe manner, help drive growth and improved profitability as well as aiding effective and efficient management of, and decision making across the business. The team will also ensure a strong financial control environment exists, and proactively support/police the adherence to Capita policies and procedures whilst encouraging continuous improvement.

Key responsibilities of the role are:

Projects/SAP/Desktop Housekeeping

  • Help shape contracts, ensure timely and accurate set up, capture and maintenance of core project data within SAP/Desktop, including change controls, enabling ongoing correct accounting for same

  • Ensuring project income and cost to complete forecasts are challenged, updated and maintained on a monthly basis, in liaison with Project Managers and /or Profit Centre Managers

  • Run regular exception reports, ensuring general house-keeping of project data is up to date, e.g. timely closure of completed projects

  • Ensure regular review and updating of SAP cost rates/charge-out rates, in liaison with Profit Centre Managers

  • Engage in the monthly Project Health Check and Project review process to ensure projects are adequately documented, managed and accounted for

    Invoice Processing (Accounts receivable and payable)

  • Ensuring timely processing and appropriate approvals of supplier invoices as well as prompt actions around dealing with queries relating to Supplier invoices

  • Creation of Customer Invoices within Finance System

    Financial Management and Reporting

  • Drive monthly /Profit Centre reviews, challenge performance and ensure integrity of monthly forecasts within the forecasting system (Axiom) whilst ensuring they are stretching but achievable and safe

  • Manage production of monthly management accounts within set deadlines, ensuring accurate reflection of financial performance and variances (safe and real)

  • Help Profit Centre manager drive growth and improved profitability and operational resilience by utilisation and monitoring of appropriate KPI's and other management information and provide challenge thereof

  • Robust review and challenge of WIP to ensure completion of income but also recoverability of the asset

  • Manage the annual Business Plan process whilst helping Business Unit Manager/Profit Centre Managers with the setting of stretching but achievable Business Plan forecasts

  • Help assess, mitigate and manage business and financial risks

    Working Capital Management

  • Facilitate and maintain effective and proactive links between the Central Credit Control team and the operational business and thus ensuring prompt cash collection and dealing with queries and issues arising

  • Review and monitoring of WIP days and WIP values at project and Profit Centre level, ensuring recoverability and with a view to minimise WIP days and Working Capital levels

    Other Responsibilities

  • Provide financial support and guidance and training to Profit Centre Managers/Project Managers

  • Ensure Capita Best Practice and standard systems, processes and procedures are in operation, ensuring compliance with Capita Policies and rules and proactively strive for continuous improvements

    Key Skills/Experience

    Essential

  • Ability to work independently of supervision and be proactive in all areas of the role.

  • At least part qualified in a recognised Professional Accountancy qualification such as CIMA/ACCA etc,

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Attention to detail but also being able to see the "bigger picture"

  • Team player with "hands on" approach

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Ability to liaise with non-finance staff and at all levels

    Desirable

  • SAP Experience

  • Axiom Experience

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