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Commercial Accountant

Reed Finance
Closing date
14 Jun 2021

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Reed Finance are delighted to be retained and working in partnership with Stirling University to support in the recruitment of a new Commercial Accountant.

This is a fantastic opportunity for any Qualified Accountants who possess strong business partnering skills & can liaise with external stakeholders. Reporting into the Head of Commercial and Financial Accounting the post holder will be responsible for one direct report and work as a key liaison to non-financial senior leadership members across Sports, Commercial Services, and other external facing activities like Joint Ventures & Commercial Partnerships.

Stirling University are keen to speak to candidates who are business focused, highly analytical and are commercially aware. Having the ability to challenge when needed is a core part of this opportunity whilst also maintaining the highest level of accounting strengths.

Key Duties & Responsibilities
  • Preparing monthly management accounts for designated areas on a timely and accurate basis
  • Interpreting variances from a financial, business and delivery perspective considering business risk factors, materiality, and revenue recognition principles
  • Working with designated areas to produce their in-year forecasts, annual budgets and long- term plans, ensuring they are aligned with targets for revenue, cost, and contribution
  • Undertaking investment appraisal and financial modelling of new business propositions
  • Developing and maintaining positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Providing financial advice and support to the relevant Senior Managers in the designated areas
  • Identifying improvement opportunities, investigating, and resolving financial issues and challenging established ways of working
  • Supporting the preparation of year-end financial data for designated areas on a timely and accurate basis
  • Leading internal and cross functional teams and working groups as required
  • Deputising for the Head of Commercial and Financial Accounting, including representation at meetings in a financial advisory capacity and leading on or assist on project work as directed

  • Fully Qualified Accountant - Essential
  • Commercially Aware and strong relationship building skills
  • Excellent communication with a proven track record of liaising with non-financial staff members
  • Proven Analytical and problem-solving capabilities

For further information on this opportunity with Stirling University or if you would like to arrange a confidential conversation in connection with this role then please apply via this web ad, or contact Roddy Mackenzie -
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