Commercial Accountant

Lyons Recruitment
Leeds, UK
02 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Unique opportunity to perform a genuine commercial role within a dynamic, thriving industry. Working for one of the market leading operators of sporting and entertainment venues, this represents a truly exciting prospect for a bright, charismatic and ambitious qualified accountant.

Reporting to both the Venue General Manager and UK Finance Director, you will act as Finance Business Partner providing the team with commercial finance, quality MI, and analytical input and advice. Your remit will include the following...
  • Attend and actively contribute to weekly Senior Management meetings.
  • Identify and implement improvements in processes and systems, with the objective of improving controls and efficiencies.
  • Provide high quality MI and detailed commercial financial analysis of the operations to support decision making.
  • Prepare annual departmental budgets to then deliver, discuss and challenge with Department Heads in monthly meetings
  • Work closely with the central transactional finance team to produce management accounts from journal stage to monthly packs and detailed forecasting and budgeting.
  • Act as point of contact for audit of venue and prepare all audit files.
  • Responsible for and have control over integrity and accuracy of MI from EPOS and other business systems.
  • Provide commercial insight into working capital management through a stronger control framework or improvement in processes.
  • Prepare event settlement analysis and event flash reports.
  • Ad hoc project work as directed by UK Finance Director and GM

You will be a qualified ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ACMA with the gravitas to be the 'stand-alone' Finance representative with internal and external stakeholders. You must have a good knowledge and track record of implementing processes, systems and control frameworks, together with change management experience and strong Excel skills. Any experience from within the leisure or hospitality sector will prove advantageous, but by no means a pre-requisite, as the personality traits far outweigh specific experience. In fact, as you will attend events and liaise directly with event promoters, you must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, together with a genuine passion for the industry.

In addition to receiving an extremely competitive salary, you will also be rewarded with a good benefits package and a dynamic working environment. Interviews are being conducted asap, hence you are advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

N.B. Lyons Recruitment are exclusively retained on this recruitment campaign, hence any CV's submitted from other sources will be automatically redirected.

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