Finance Business Partner - Overheads

Employer
Murphy Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
19 Sep 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Finance Business Partner (Overheads) - Kentish Town
Murphy Group has a new opportunity for a Finance Business Partner to join the team in London. As the Senior Financial Accountant you will responsible for producing timely, accurate financial accounts by preparing information for the consolidated J Murphy & Sons Ltd group; in particular support functional heads monthly overhead cost report and analysis to budgets. We are looking for a candidate who is commercially driven and enjoys working in a busy and fast paced environment, you will deal with a broad range of senior stakeholders across all of the business units and the position will offer you full Group exposure along with continued development
Finance Business Partner (Overheads) - Kentish Town

Murphy Group has a new opportunity for a Finance Business Partner (Overheads) to join the team in London. As the Senior Financial Accountant you will responsible for producing timely, accurate financial accounts by preparing information for the consolidated J Murphy & Sons Ltd group; in particular support functional heads monthly overhead cost report and analysis to budgets. We are looking for a candidate who is commercially driven and enjoys working in a busy and fast paced environment, you will deal with a broad range of senior stakeholders across all of the business units and the position will offer you full Group exposure along with continued development.

The Role
* Supporting the Group Financial Controller and Head of Group Reporting to provide the right level of challenge, analysis and interpretation of actual and forecasted financial data. The Senior Financial Accountant will be a business partner and will work closely with the Record to Report team located in the Shared Service Centre. The Senior Financial Accountant acts as a custodian of the value and integrity of the results.
* Establish and maintain relationships with functional heads and key contacts in the Shared Service Centre.
* Liaise with FP&A in preparation of the annual budgets and quarterly reports.
* Accountable for the ownership and preparation of monthly overhead reports for the UK overhead functions.
* Assist with the analytical review of month end results against budget/forecast for discussion with the Group Financial Controller, Head of Group Reporting and stakeholders as required.
* Prepare journals as part of month end process or to correct errors.
* Applying appropriate financial control and governance by adhering to the group accounting manual, policies and control framework, to support successful external audit outcomes.
* Supporting the group audit and compliance programme.
* Develop and sustain good working relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues.
* To provide analysis, data and explanations as requested for the statutory and regulatory financial reporting.
* Acting as a champion of continual business improvement through incremental change and innovation
* As required run meetings, draft communication to key stakeholders, training those impacted by process change and support the Head of Group Reporting as required.
* Review monthly reconciliations.
* Ad-hoc financial reporting, analysis and decision support as needed.
* To comply with company standards, policies and procedures.

Your Profile
Essential
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified with some PQE working in a commercial business
* Knowledge of FRS102
* Practical working knowledge of overhead costs and budget v actual reporting
* Practical working knowledge of Project Accounting
* Good working knowledge of MS Office products and Finance ERP systems
* Ability to work with large amounts of transactional data and understand timesheet cost allocation
* Excellent bookkeeping and reconciliation skills
* Worked in a large organisation of a similar size and structure

Desirable
* Experience of using Power BI and data warehouses
* Use of Microsoft Dynamics 365
* Construction Industry knowledge or industries with complex contractual arrangements
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