Commercial Accountant

Kier Limited
Cornwall, UK
21 Aug 2019
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Commercial Accountant

Salary and benefits: Competitive Salary, Pension Matched to 7.5%, two Share Scheme options, 26 days Annual Leave, company car, Discounts at over 800 retailers, buy and sell up to 5 days holiday

Location: Commutable Distance to St Austell

Business area: Utilities - UKPN

Closing date for applications 03/09/2019

Kier work in partnership with UKPN to distribute approximately 27% of the UK's electricity, serving 8 million homes and businesses in London, the South East and East of England.

We are currently looking to recruit a Commercial Accountant to join the team in St Austell, supporting a team of Quantity Surveyors.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensure all reporting requirements required for the integrity the business are completed
  • Ensure that CVR reporting is accurate and providing sufficient challenge and support to the business
  • Provision of front line support to business segment management including attending local contract management and customer meetings where required, ensuring early warnings of deviation to Forecast are provided to local management
  • Supporting new contract tenders and mobilisations, establishing all financial reporting requirements
  • Preparation of business segment/overhead monthly reporting packs including full commentary and analysis
  • Completion of weekly cash forecasts and management of local working Capital i.e. WIP/Debt
  • Completion of Quarterly rolling forecasts and Annual Plans and Forecasts for business segment
  • Balance sheet analysis and reconciliation for key accounts
  • Business partnering with Operations and Commercial team, forming part of the local management team
  • Manage the interface between the business segment and relevant Shared Service or local support functions to ensure compliance with all Group, Services and Statutory obligations
  • Additional ad hoc projects and tasks as required by line manager

Key Skills and Qualifications:
  • 1 -2 years post qualification (CIMA, ACCA or ACA)
  • Previous experience in a commercial accounting role post qualification
  • Experience within a position of similar responsibility
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Financial modelling skills and a detailed understanding of financial forecasting is essential
  • Ability to manage pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrable experience of challenging operational management at all levels
  • Can do attitude, hands on approach
  • Self-starter with strong drive
  • Challenging and enquiring mindset
  • Problem solver
  • Logical, systematic approach to multiple tasks
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively
  • Ability to robustly challenge internal and external stakeholders effectively

About Kier:

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiasticand forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Let's shape your world together.

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