Project Accountant

Recruiter
Axon Moore Group Ltd
Location
Halifax
Posted
11 Feb 2019
Closes
23 Feb 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen within a market leading, rapidly growing business which has over 900 employees. Numerous acquisitions have meant the business is a thriving place to work; it’s dynamic, fast paced and full of variety.

The business have Private Equity backing and are in the enviable position of being able to build on previous success, and plan an even bigger future. With constant investment in their products and services, newly acquired businesses and their workplace, it's is an exciting place to be.

They are looking to strengthen the group finance team as part of the investment for their next period of growth. The initial, newly created role is centred on supporting acquired businesses in their management reporting/business analysis and alignment with current processes and controls. In addition, this role will be significantly involved in a range of accounting projects, including the improvement of group-wide systems and processes.

The key aims of the role are as follows:

• Align monthly management reporting and enable critical insight for the local management team
• Deliver process and system improvements, focusing on improving the quality and timeliness of the MI used locally and at a group level
• Develop and establish an appropriate KPI financial and operational scorecard at remote sites
• To recommend and develop process improvements to enhance financial operations and systems, with emphasis on migrating from legacy systems/manual processes and contributing to the development of an improved finance function across the Group
• Manage and deliver ad hoc finance projects to a high level

Responsibilities

• Working with the management team at remote sites to improve their management reporting and business analysis and alignment with current process and controls
• Create and manage strong internal controls and processes across the group
• Generate a culture of personal accountability whilst developing a ‘one company’ mentality
• Leading a number of cross functional accounting projects, ie ensuring readiness for new lease accounting guidance, revenue recognition changes etc
• Partner with the Head office team and business partners prior to CFO review of project outcome.
• To develop and implement clear and documented accounting processes and controls which is particularly relevant with the migration to IFS
• Finance lead and input into group wide IT projects requiring finance involvement
• Build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure alignment of business objectives and drive essential behavioural and process change

Ideal profile:

• Professional accounting qualification and related professional experience
• Strong academic background
• Proven experience gained from within fast pace environments
• Adaptable and determined
• High level of computer literacy – (Excel, Sage, IFS, MS query and Qlikview are desirable)
• Challenges the need to undertake tasks in a particular way, or indeed at all, with experience of delivering continuous improvement – look for ways to improve the quality and provision of information
• Excellent communication skills and comfortable dealing with different audiences from Financial versus non-Financial, to Investors/C suite versus Accounts Assistants
• The ability to step back and see the bigger picture
• Strong technical and analytical skills and the ability to pick things up quickly

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