Lead Commercial Accountant

Ambridge Harris
11 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Commercial Accountant

Dorchester, Dorset

Salary - up to £45,000 + Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

Ambridge Harris has been engaged by a leading SME business undergoing significant growth that requires a Lead Commercial Accountant for their office near Dorchester.

This is an exceptional opportunity to add significant business value within the finance team. To play an integral role in the Finance team, with the ability to plan, predict, maintain and present periodic project and financial performance following recognised accounting standards.


You will be a lead role in the planning, collection, assessment, review and delivery of the budgeting and forecasting cycle. You will be in charge of presenting and reviewing budget and forecasting data to Senior Business Heads. Attendance at bid reviews will be necessary to assess and approve financial criteria for proposed submissions, and as a result will be a key contributor to strategic bidding with an 'outside the box' approach to new ideas and methods. When required, prepare the general ledger journals necessary for the production of monthly accounts, and maintain records in accordance with relevant accounting legislation, professional standards and Group Accounting Policies (including key cost accruals and relevant balance sheet reconciliations). Provision of day-to-day support to P&L Divisions as and when required will be necessary, as well as offering support to the delivery of accurate, timely results for periodic revenue and profit trading.

In order to apply for the position of you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrable experience within project accounting;
  • Proven ability to deliver accurate budgets and forecasts;
  • Proven ability to quickly grasp IT systems (ERP);
  • Proficient IT system skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to use financial information in the support of business growth, projects and contracts.

In return our client is able to offer a salary up to £45,000

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore if we have not responded to your application within five days please note that on this occasion your application has not been successful

Ambridge Harris is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Ambridge Harris will not discriminate on unlawful grounds.