Commercial Accountant

Recruiter
Sharp Consultancy
Location
Sheffield
Salary
30000.0000
Posted
09 Apr 2017
Closes
09 May 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Sharp Consultancy are currently recruiting for one of Sheffield's most iconic businesses. This national business are hiring a Commercial Accountant to join their expanding team. This is the ideal time to join a successful business with ambitious plans for the future. Our client have a strong belief in personal development and this is reflected in the way they treat and train their own staff.

As the Commercial Accountant you will report into the Head of Finance and be handed numerous responsibilities. This is a brand new position and you will work towards the following job brief:

*Be responsible for closely supporting the operational team with all finance matters, working with them to identify and resolve any issues
*Develop an understanding of the contractual obligations, commercial model and performance targets for the operation
*Be proactive in supporting the operational team
*Raise risks, issues and opportunities to the Head of Finance (HoF) in a timely manner
*Month end reporting & analysis of actual financial performance alongside financial and operational KPIs
*Supporting Business Managers in the forecasting process by providing analysis and aiding the preparation of the plan
*Supporting the annual business planning (budgeting) process
*Support Business Managers with decision making in areas like headcount, estates, cost control
*Prepare and analyse cost saving opportunities, support the HoF to develop business cases to support decisions on new business initiatives
*Identify and evaluate risks & opportunities to the forecasts / plan
*Work with the HoF to turn sales forecasts for new programmes into operational business plans and support implementation of these projects
*Work with the business development team on financial models for bids
*Develop tools and models to support the business make financial decisions using techniques such as trend analysis and scenario planning
*Undertaking regular checks on spend within cost centres to ensure it is aligned to the staff within that cost centre - for example, telephones, expenses, PMI
*Being proactive in reviewing accruals and prepayments to ensure they provide a true and fair view of the business and liaising with the Central Finance Team where necessary
*Highlighting petty cash, income issues to operational managers, RD and HoF as appropriate and ensuring any issues are resolved.
*Providing financial training (where appropriate) on forecasting, accruals and prepayments
*Support the HoF in understanding operational and financial performance

As you gather experience as part of this highly-focused team you will see a return of between £30,000 and £38,000 p.a dependant on experience. The ideal candidate will have lots of commercial experience and an analytical mind set. Advanced Excel skills are a requirement of the role so please ensure your level of skill is clearly detailed on your CV. The company's ethos means it will provide plenty of time and resources into training the candidate. As part of this training candidates will receive a full study-support programme with study leave and financial subsidisation if they aren't already qualified. The study-support package is available for CIMA, ACCA or ACA studiers. This role will involve some national travel from time to time so if you are a keen traveller then this is an excellent role. This exciting role will attract plenty of interest so if you want to apply then please attach your CV and covering letter to ensure you don't miss out.

Sharp Consultancy is a finance and accountancy recruitment specialist assisting accounting and finance divisions of businesses in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire area. With over 20 years' experience we pride ourselves on sourcing excellent finance professionals across all divisions of an accounts function, from finance administrators through to senior Finance Director appointments. Please visit our website www.sharpconsultancy.com for more information on accountancy jobs or accountancy recruitment; finance jobs or finance recruitment.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction. To apply please send your CV to the contact stated, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants, so if we have not responded to your application within seven days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful.