Group Accountant

Recruiter
BMC Recruitment Group Ltd
Location
Durham
Posted
20 Jan 2019
Closes
31 Jan 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Organisation:

This is a well-known, highly reputable business in the property and construction sector. This is a diverse company that offers a range of services to various sectors.

Duties:

* Provide direct support to the CFO and ad hoc support to the wider business as needs emerge. In particular:

* Support the preparation of profit and cash forecasts, providing challenge to the forecasts and improvement of the processes.

* Analysis of Monthly results.

* Provide support into key projects such as M&A, systems improvements and other

* Board level transactions.

* Preparation of ad hoc presentations for the CFO.

* Support to wider Accounting team on an ad hoc basis, including preparation of Business Unit Management Accounts as and when required.

Key Accountabilities:

* Co-ordinate the preparation of the Quarterly forecasting process and annual budgeting process.

* Improve the Short Term cashflow forecasting process. Provide ongoing challenge and analysis to support the improvement. This requires a comprehensive understanding of the

* Group’s financing structure, key cash flow drivers and the business processes which influence the cash flow of the Group.

* Liaise with the Head of Group Compliance, Finance Business Partners and the Head of Shared Services to support process and organisational improvement across the finance function.

* Prepare Board level presentations for the CFO.

* Review monthly results and identify trends/material issues. Escalate to the CFO as appropriate.

* Support the CFO with ad hoc projects which may include M&A, corporate restructure, divestments and bank refinancing.

* Ability to provide cover for senior finance roles through absence periods.

* Promote and help to develop best practice across the finance function.

Person Specification:

* A recognised accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent).

* 3 years minimum auditing experience

* Strong accounting skills, and a good basic knowledge of tax matters.

* Strong IT skills with good knowledge of Microsoft excel and PowerPoint.

* Experience of corporate transactions and tax computations – beneficial.

* Knowledge of contract accounting – beneficial.

* Knowledge of Construction sector – beneficial.

* Ability to analyse, evaluate and identify accounting issues and control weaknesses.

* Strong written and oral communication skills.

* Good interpersonal skills essential.

* Ability to successfully work together in a small team

* Fluency in another of the Group’s languages is highly desirable.

* Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls.

* Good problem solving and analytical skills, strong systems aptitude and ability to understand business requirements

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