Systems Accountant Caerphilly

PHS Washrooms
Caerphilly (Caerffili)
10 Jan 2018
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

phs – market leader…..

Being Human

At phs we provide washroom, healthcare and floor hygiene services that meet the everyday challenges of being human. We’re proud of the work we do to help our customers provide safe, comfortable and hygienic premises for their employees and customers.

Being There

We’re the largest waste management and facilities services company in the UK, providing a range of specialist services to 90,000 customers in 300,000 locations. We’re next door. Everywhere.

Being Leaders

We’re leaders in driving innovation and change in our industry, focusing on the sustainability challenges that matter most. With our new LifeCycle process, we’re the only company in the UK to provide an alternative to landfill or incineration for absorbent hygiene products (nappies, sanitary waste and incontinence products) on an industrial scale throughout England and Wales.

The Role

Reporting to the Planning Accountant but with extensive engagement with the CFO, Business MDs and the rest of the divisional management teams.

Working in the Finance Department based at the head office in Caerphilly the role comprises a broad range of routine and ad-hoc tasks in the following areas:

·Development, maintenance and upgrade of financial systems used within PHS (including Agresso Financials, Essbase, INFOR BI and Lawson)

·Development and maintenance of several key databases held in Microsoft Access

·Consolidation, manipulation and interrogation of data from financial systems

·Involvement in preparing the Group management accounts

·Involvement in preparing the Group budgets and forecasts

·Working with IT on behalf of the department to ensure that all financial systems function and that issues are resolved promptly

·Ad hoc analysis of financial or similar data as required

The right person

Business Focus

·Has ability to work in a consultative role, advising on improvements and best practice

·Demonstrates commercial awareness and understanding, without compromising financial disciplines

·Ensures that business opportunities are appropriately evaluated to minimise risk and sustain/improve profit margins

·Understands the key business drivers

·Continually seeks opportunities to improve and streamline processes


·Provides incisive and user-friendly management information, meaningful financial analysis, input and advice to divisional colleagues and senior management to assist with understanding KPI reporting

·Communicates positively

·Provides accurate and timely reporting, establishing effective communications with other senior financial colleagues within the Group

·Displays well developed presentation and communication skills, verbally as well as numerically, with good report writing skills

·Is open and honest.

Technical and Financial Competencies

·Has excellent MS office skills, particularly Excel and Word

·Experience of SQL and VBA preferable

·Experience of preparing management accounts

·Studying for an Accountancy qualification preferably part qualified

Personal Characteristics

·Prioritises successfully in order to identify and meet key issues and challenges.

·Self starter who is able to manage own workload

·Is able to work in a deadline driven structured and methodical manner

·Displays the ability to challenge

·Positive change mentality

·Displays "Completer/finisher" mentality

·Demonstrates excellent attention to detail whilst retaining the ability to see the wider business picture

·Remains calm and focused under pressure

People Skills

·Displays honesty, openness and integrity with staff and colleagues

·Gives others credit where due and readily critiques own results and behaviour

·Demonstrates receptiveness to new ideas from whatever source

Opportunities for development

We truly believe that where you work matters. We value our people and we’re committed to developing talent.Our phs Academy will teach you everything that you need to know to succeed in your role. You’ll be recognised for your success and learn skills that will benefit you both now and in the future.

Due to the size and diverse nature of our business, there are always opportunities to move within the company as you progress your career. We’re proud of the fact that many colleagues choose to stay with us, continuing to learn and develop.

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