Finance Business Partner

Interaction Recruitment
Burton Latimer, UK
09 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We are working in partnership with our esteemed client based in Kettering who have a new and exciting opportunity for a Finance Business Partner/Management Accountant to join the Group finance team. Working under the Group Finance Controller and working closely in supporting the senior leadership team, you will be accountable for business reporting and management accounts to support decision making.

The ideal candidate will have exceptional attention to detail, motivation, the ability to pick up multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and manage multiple stakeholders and activities at once.

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with a background or experience within the Construction and Contracting. The role would suit a candidate who has strong interpersonal skills, someone who builds relationships at all levels with ease. You will have a track record in a similar level role within a finance team. You will possess strong quantitative and analytical skills and have an innovative approach to problem solving. You will be comfortable delivering complex financial information in a clear and concise way and presenting at Board level, highlighting conflicts and issues that could impact business performance of the businesses plan to ensure they can be alerted to these and make decisions in a timely manner and take corrective action if needed. Above all you will be a team player and have the desire to be hands on and proactive in the role. This role would suit a candidate who can work in an agile and fast changing environment who enjoys variety.

The Role

· The preparation of monthly financial statements, including profit and loss accounts, budgets, cash flows, variance analysis and commentaries.

· The production of balance sheets and all relevant balance sheet reconciliations monthly

· Project Accounting / Job / Contract costing / WIP.

· Participation in the formation and implementation of company financial plans.

· Preparation of all monthly financial reports.

· Provision of reporting and budgeting as required by Senior Management.

· Management and forecasting of the company and project cash flows.

· Actively working with accounts payable and accounts receivable team.

· Assistance with annual statutory audits.

· Esurance that spend is kept in line with the budget.

· Interpretation and communication of financial data to non-financial managers.

· Monitoring and evaluating financial information systems and suggesting improvements where needed.

· Transactional accuracy of sales, purchases, wages, expenses, journals are entered into the accounting system and appropriate reconciliation.

· Liaising with other function managers to put the finances and accounts in context.

· Ensures compliance of PAYE and VAT transaction recording and reconciliation and on time submission of returns to HMRC.

· Ensures financial and management reporting is complete, accurate and timely and is in accordance with appropriate accounting standards.

· Ensures KPIs are issued by the business leaders within agreed timescales.

· Provide support at stock takes to ensure operational businesses are providing accurate stock counts to verify financial records and reporting.

· Provide recommendations for improvement in financial performance of operating businesses.

· Identification and implementation on profit improvement and cost reduction initiatives

· Development of high-quality working relationships with leadership and operational teams.

Skills and Experience

· Must have 4 years previous experience in a Management Accountant role

· Ideally the candidate will be a Qualified Accountant with at least 4-5 years post qualification.

· Practice Experience

· Strong experience of group businesses and Intercompany recharging

· Construction experience would be beneficial

· Must have experience of Long-term contracts, WIP, Creditors

· Experience with working with Senior leadership on a regular basis and provide clear, concise accurate information.

· Strong IT skills and experience of Excel, and Office 365.

· Sage 200 knowledge is essential

· Strong communication skills with both, external and internal stakeholders.

· Reporting, Compliance and Cash Management

· ERP systems knowledge is desirable.

In return our client can offer a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full time permanent role working from Monday to Friday 8am - 5.30pm (start and finish times can be flexible depending on the candidate.

Please apply today for immediate consideration

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