Interim Planning and Reporting Accountant

Michael Page Finance
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client - a well known Utilities business based in Glasgow - are looking for an interim Planning and Reporting Accountant for a 12 month period

Client Details

A well known, and rapidly growing Utilities business


The role will involve:

  • Production of the business and financial planning and forecasting processes, managing the activities of a number of stakeholders
  • Production of the full P&L, balance sheet and cash flow, ensuring data is an accurate representation of the performance and financial position of the business and can be reviewed by External Auditors
  • Production of monthly Management Accounts, including detailed variance analysis, Executive Board report and reporting of monthly results
  • Work with Finance teams in the design, implementation, management and self-assessment of financial processes and internal controls.
  • Support project activities which impact upon Finance Processes, using knowledge and experience to ensure that efficient and effective process controls are maintained throughput process changes
  • Support the quarterly analytical review and annual audit process, acting as key liaison with Company auditors, and any other external parties
  • Enhance financial systems and practices to improve efficiency and timely insight of numbers


The successful candidate will be/have:

* Qualified Accountant

* Ability to co-ordinate financial activities (eg monthly reporting or business planning) across a large organisation to ensure timely and accurate data

* Significant experience in a financial or management accounting role within a large organisation

* Strong communication skills with all levels of management and staff

* Ability to build effective working level relationships across functions including at a senior level

* Some experience of SAP and good Excel modelling skills would be an advantage

* Strong technical accounting knowledge

* Flexible and methodical approach to ensure deadlines are achieved

* Demonstrates drive and commitment towards achieving targets. Good attention to detail and monitors own performance against expected results/outcomes

* A rigorous and organised approach to the production of financial information and good presentation skills. This specifically includes the ability to link disparate information, understanding trends and patterns which can then be turned into ideas, frameworks or proposals consistent with business needs

* The ability to adopt a questioning attitude in relation to information provided and the effectiveness of processes in place is a key competence area

* Act with complete integrity and confidentiality

Job Offer

A competitive interim salary

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