Senior Financial Accountant

Senior Financial Accountant

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Data Communications Company, Accounting and Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Bonus and Benefits

  • Contact:

    Tom Soten

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Gleeson Recruitment Group are currently supporting a well known national Utilities business that a recruiting for a qualified accountant (ACA,ACCA) to join the business as a Senior Financial Accountant. The role offers great progression opportunities as well as flexible working. The role is is based within a large division of a FTSE 100 listed group


Senior Financial Accountant, Manchester, £55,000

  • Manage the accounting for actuals for the relevant cost centres within SAP and Axiom software systems.
  • Report to division on actuals vs. business plan and forecasts (for both P&L and balance sheet) and add meaningful commentary on variances.
  • Develop and maintain the risks and opportunities against forecast, working with the regulation and regulatory finance teams.
  • Review the half 1 and outturn results based on actual performance in the month and reforecast as required (P&L, balance sheet and cashflow).
  • Ensure all cost recovery is recognised and billed in the appropriate month.
  • Preparation of quarterly lifetime contact review and presentation for the plc.
  • Liaise with operations team to collate data on the research and development claim annually.
  • Manage the year end audit of the intragroup ledger (no statutory accounts preparation required in this role, but our divisional results are audited as part of the Group audit).
  • Prepare the annual 3-year business plan for intragroup cost, revenue, profit and cash. Along with clear assumptions and associated risk and opportunities.
  • Support with planned systems updates, continuous improvement and wider transformation projects.
  • Support the control environment and suggest improvements to processes and controls where possible. Including bi-annual submissions to evidence how we comply with the control framework.

Experience, Senior Financial Accountant, Manchester

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Strong Excel knowledge
  • Experience of month-end process and variance reporting as well as forecasting and business planning
  • Experience of divisional/group reporting requirements
  • Experience of managing audits
  • Strong communicator and team member, who is pro-active and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

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