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25 January 2019

Group Accountant – Finance – County Durham

Location: North East England

Salary: £40000 - 45000

Sector: Accountancy and Finance

Job Type: Permanent

Job Reference: BMC/01/2425 SG

Contact

Sophie Goymer

DD: 0191 303 9788

M: 07535 495 652

The Company

This is a well-known, highly reputable business in the property and construction sector. This is a diverse company that offers a range of services to various sectors.

Job Role

  • Provide direct support to the CFO and ad hoc support to the wider business as needs emerge. In particular:
  • Support the preparation of profit and cash forecasts, providing challenge to the forecasts and improvement of the processes.
  • Analysis of Monthly results.
  • Provide support into key projects such as M&A, systems improvements and other
  • Board level transactions.
  • Preparation of ad hoc presentations for the CFO.
  • Support to wider Accounting team on an ad hoc basis, including preparation of Business Unit Management Accounts as and when required.

The responsibilities required in this role are:

  • Co-ordinate the preparation of the Quarterly forecasting process and annual budgeting process.
  • Improve the Short Term cashflow forecasting process. Provide ongoing challenge and analysis to support the improvement. This requires a comprehensive understanding of the
  • Group’s financing structure, key cash flow drivers and the business processes which influence the cash flow of the Group.
  • Liaise with the Head of Group Compliance, Finance Business Partners and the Head of Shared Services to support process and organisational improvement across the finance function.
  • Prepare Board level presentations for the CFO.
  • Review monthly results and identify trends/material issues. Escalate to the CFO as appropriate.
  • Support the CFO with ad hoc projects which may include M&A, corporate restructure, divestments and bank refinancing.
  • Ability to provide cover for senior finance roles through absence periods.
  • Promote and help to develop best practice across the finance function.

The following skills are desirable:

  • A recognised accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • 3 years minimum auditing experience
  • Strong accounting skills, and a good basic knowledge of tax matters.
  • Strong academic record through to A levels or equivalent.
  • Degree level qualification – beneficial.
  • Strong IT skills with good knowledge of Microsoft excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience of corporate transactions and tax computations – beneficial.
  • Knowledge of contract accounting – beneficial.
  • Knowledge of Construction sector – beneficial.
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and identify accounting issues and control weaknesses.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills essential.
  • High standards of integrity.
  • Ability to successfully work together in a small team
  • Fluency in English is compulsory.
  • Fluency in another of the Group’s languages is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of internal controls.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills, strong systems aptitude and ability to understand business requirements.

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