Senior Management Accountant

Smart Metering Systems Plc
Cardiff, UK
08 Oct 2019
24 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
SMS Plc are proud to be a Real Living Wage employer!
SMS Plc provide a completely integrated service from beginning to end, from project managing the installation of the gas and/or electricity supply and connection through to the procurement, installation and management of the meter asset, data collection and on-going energy management solutions.
Working at our Cardiff office within the Finance & Treasury function, you will prepare the management accounts and manage the payments and receipting processes on behalf of a Client as part of a small team.

You will oversee the Management Accountant Assistant, allocating and reviewing their work and providing them with support where necessary.
You will also support the Head of Energy Bureau in managing the Client's reporting expectations in terms of billing, portfolio management reporting and analytics.

Typical Duties
  • Maintain all financial books and records
  • Payment processing and administration
  • Preparation of management accounts in line with the relevant accounting policies
  • Month end prepayment and accrual calculations
  • Preparing and posting journals
  • Preparation and assistance with supporting schedules
  • Produce balance sheet reconciliations and investigate variance
  • Undertake financial analysis and production of supporting financial and non-financial reports
  • Preparation of budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • Portfolio management including managing and maintaining the Fixed Asset Register
  • Liaising with other Group Finance functions to ensure accuracy and completeness in reporting
  • Assisting with streamlining and improving processes
  • Undertaking financial administration
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual financial statements in accordance with applicable accounting standards and provision of assistance with the annual audit process
  • Ensuring HMRC requirements and deadlines are met
  • Support and deputise the Head of Energy Bureau as appropriate
  • To comply with all SMS Plc Health, Safety and Environmental requirements

Required Skills
  • Management and financial management accounting
  • Strong stakeholder and communication and management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage a busy and varied workload
  • Driven with an enthusiastic attitude
  • Organised and reliable
  • Able to organize and prioritise work to meet deadlines and manage the expectations of stakeholders
  • Good numerical ability with an attention to detail
  • IT literate (Microsoft Excel / Word etc)

Education and Experience
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
  • GCSE (or equivalent) English / Mathematics at grades C or above
  • Additional 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grades D or above
  • Degree level education (non-specified)
  • Finance/Management Accounting
  • Self-motivator who is pro-active
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Employment experience within the utility industry
  • Microsoft Dynamics365 Accounting Software experience

In return we offer our employees -
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • For every year you spend working for SMS you will be rewarded with an extra full day's holiday up to a maximum of 5
  • Refer a friend bonus (£500)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Corporate season ticket travel
  • Automatic enrolment into the Company Stakeholder Pension Scheme (will commence following 3 months employment)
  • Eligibility to join the Share Incentive Plan following 6 months employment
  • We also have you covered with Life Insurance where your next of kin will receive 4 times your annual salary

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