Accountant Business Partner (Retail)

22 Apr 2019
10 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to Growth and development a Fantastic Opportunity as arisen to join our client in Reading

They are looking for a Accountant Business Partner. The dual purpose of this role is to work at the consolidated Retail Level and within the Commercial and Regulation finance team.

In the Commercial and Regulation team there is a need to work with upstream stakeholders to test and gain comfort over several processes and models that the finance team rely on for budgeting, forecasting and close. There is also the need (again working with stakeholders) to improve the budgeting and forecasting processes to ensure inputs are robust and timely.

There may also be the need to help deliver the month end close for The Commercial and Regulation Finance team.


1. Consolidated Management Reporting

Provide timely and insightful reporting at an Energy Services Group consolidated level to help effectively manage the business and meet Director/Board needs.

2. Bugeting and Forecasting process excellence

Work with Retail finance team and business teams to deliver an improved process for budgeting and forecasting. Ensure process and timeline is set up to allow for effective bottoms up and

tops down inputs and triangulation.

3. KPIs and controls

Work with the Commercial and Regulation finance team and relevant business teams to ensure robustness of models and data that the finance team rely on to execute their budgeting, forecasting and close processes.

Develop a set of KPIs that allows management to determine the effectiveness of controls operating across the Group.

4. Project Work

Support the Finance Manager to provide specific project related activities at the BU level, such as preparation of acquisition completion accounts, chart of account changes, requesting updates to reports as a result of new cost centres

5. Continuous improvement

Support the Finance Manager to identify initiatives and opportunities e.g. process improvements

6. Continued Compliance

Support External and Audit activities as required, such as providing information as requested in a timely manner.

Monitor and remediate effectiveness of controls by responding to breaches in a timely manner with

guidance from the Finance Manager.

Ensure accurate recording of transactions for tax purposes

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCEEssential Job Specific Skills and Experiences:

*  3+ years’ experience within a financial department

*  Fully Qualified with a professional accounting body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA, or CPA)

*  Ability to work unsupervised and deliver high quality work to tight deadlines

*  Good knowledge of core financial systems and general accounting procedures

*  Awareness of current regulations including IFRS / New UK GAAP and Companies Acts an advantage

Functional and Technical Skills:

*  Proficient in MS Office applications (particularly excel)

*  Degree-level education or equivalent

*  Knowledge of SSE equivalent systems, processes and workflow technology

*  In depth knowledge of ERP software (Oracle desirable).

Have you got the right skills and qualifications, please send your cv or email for more information

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