Operational Management Accountant

Reed Finance
40000.00 GBP Annual
17 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to promotion & re-organisation, a Management Accountant opportunity has arisen at my Client, a trusted partner to Central & Local Government based in their Lancashire office.The main duties will include:- Supporting Budget Holders in preparation of their monthly financial results & forecasting activity, including assistance with journals, accruals and prepayments- Working with Operational people & supporting their Finance requirements, e.g Supporting CIO to develop their forecast- Managing expectations of Operational people- Balance Sheet back-up- Monthly reviews- Accounting for IT outsourced function ensuring correct accounting for past results & in the monthly presentation of the financial forecast- Delivering the forecast & Operational strategy for the contract- Working closely with the Management team to ensure that all financial reports accurately reflect latest Operational developments, whilst making sure that proper controls are in place and that integrity of financial reporting is respected- Delivery of monthly Operational board reports for each Operating Unit in line with divisional requirements. Includes Financial reports for Profit & Loss, current forecast for outturn, Capital Expenditure and risks & opportunitiesInbetween Financial duties, there will be the need to get involved in other things such as Change Controls on Projects. Experience / Qualifications required:- Several years Management Accounts experience in both Private & Public sector- Qualified Accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA / CIPFA) with several years PQE- Evidence of involvement in projects or bids is of considerable interest- Experience of working with Operational people- Ability to deal with all levels of the organisation. My Client has a very flat structure in place so 1 minute, you could be talking to the CEO and the next, helping someone with their expenses. Clear & concise communication & presentation skills across all levels of the business is needed- Ability to deal with ever-changing priorities & workload- Ability to work on your own from a Finance perspective- Happy to get your hands dirty- Self-starter & flexible- Previous work experience for an Outsourcing business is highly desirable- First class Excel skills to support the analysis & provision of accounting returns, Management Information & other financial evaluations- Analytical skills for Financial Analysis & Budgetary controlMy Client ideally want someone who is on the upward trajectory of their career. As such, you will have prepared Management Accounts for a couple of years and now be ready to take the next step into a more Senior position.There may be some requirement to travel to another UK base therefore flexibility around this would be ideal. This role will probably be based in Nelson but can also be based in Burnley.This company is a fun, dynamic place to work where things change quite rapidly and further opportunities will arise for good people. They also have a good work life balance. They are offering a generous salary of GBP40,000 -GBP45,000 + Pension, BUPA & 25 days holiday.My Client is looking for someone to start ASAP but will wait for the right candidate. If you're interested, please send me your CV by 5:30pm on Friday 17th February. Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business