Interim Business Development Accountant
This is an excellent interim opportunity for a highly commercial accountant to join my clients new business team. This is perfect for someone who is used to working in fast paced bids/tenders environments.
The client are a very well known and highly reputable business based in Wiltshire
This role forms part of a cross functional new business team that works across the business and aims to add value to the customer.
Working closeky with the Business Development Managers you will be responsible for ensuring the financial and commercial aspects of tender responses are robust and consistent with group policy
You will have a proactive involvement with senior operational and financial managers in the business sectors to ensure critical financial review of all new business projects. This will cover costing, commercial risk, investment appraisal, pricing and commercials.
Responsible for the internal financial briefing and approval process.
Occasional customer interaction to support the business development teams as required, requiring effective presentation, negotiation and influencing skills.
Support the implementation and start up of new business activities as required by the commercial and financial needs of each project
My client are seeking a qualified accountant who is comfortable working in a fast-paced bidding environment to support Wincanton's growth aspirations
Previous experience of working in a commercial environment is essential for this role.
You must have excellent numerical reasoning and analytical capability plus a strong understanding of accounting concepts (including investment appraisal)
You will have an ability to clearly articulate key messages to senior and non-finance managers, providing the necessary insight to enable senior stakeholders to 'sign-off' new business bids
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build effective relationships to be able to gain trust from executive level through to operational management and customers.
Ability to convey complex financial information to a diverse audience, including non-financial managers
You will need to demonstrate drive, determination, innovation and flexibility to manage relationships, workloads and deadlines whilst providing diligence and ownership of the financial and commercial elements of the bid
Ability to challenge and offer different perspectives
You will be required to work both autonomously and as part of cross functional teams.
Be able to demonstrate a strong understanding and aptitude in how to use IT / technology to drive performance.
An excellent day rate and an immediate start is available for the successful candidate.