Commercial Accountant

Reed Finance
50000.00 - 60000.00 GBP Annual
11 Apr 2019
09 May 2019
Contract type
Full time
REED Finance is working with a well known, household name to recruit a Commercial Accountant to join the team in Birmingham.

The Commercial Accountant will be responsible for providing a best–in–class business partnering service, primarily for the National Bid Team and is responsible for the pricing/costing of bids, tenders, grant applications, contract negotiation, monitoring of actual outturn against the pricing/costing submitted and the associated internal and external reporting requirements.

The incumbent will provide high quality analysis and business insight to both support and influence strategic decision making by the management teams.
As well as supporting on pricing the role also includes managing KPI's and assessing the performance of contracts to input into the overall learning culture

Main duties and responsibilities

– Provide a best–in–class finance business partnering service to St John, including Budget Holders, the Senior Management and Executive Teams and the Trustees, on all matters concerning commercial activity across the organisation.
– Provide strong support to the Finance Team and Business Partners through the delivery of high quality business and financial analysis with detailed outcomes and benefits, to identify and present coherent rationales for change, to support continued coordinated, consistent and effective delivery of services
– Business Partner the organisation at all levels on pricing bids and strategies including being a critical friend and adding value to financial decisions
– Provide financial acumen and support to overall income generation teams, including pricing and financial analysis of new and existing contracts / grants and development of process efficiencies and definition of solutions for operational effectiveness of the Bid Team, with a focus on minimising bid/tender/grant cycles.
– Actively participate in tenders and bid proposals: attending meetings and discussions with external parties, prospective clients and stakeholders; leading on detailed or complex financial negotiations and contributing to successful gain of business and contract extensions.
– Provide detailed and robust financial and data analysis for projects, business cases, bids, and tenders. Also contribute to Contract Management and Partnership Strategies.
– Lead on the development of KPI's to monitor and evaluate performance, including lessons learned on past contracts and be a proactive advocate for improved service delivery and efficiency. Support the preparation and reporting of Finance and Corporate Services directorate KPI's.
– Support the Finance team to simplify and continually improve financial processes to provide both internal and external customers an efficient and effective finance experience. Lead on activity to drive consistency across the team.
– Lead on the Bid team's development to increase its deliverables and success, and to improve its processes and procedures including developing a library of pricing templates for frequently required calculations e.g. salary, property, travel and subsistence, etc.
– Provide effective and consistent line management to direct reports, creating a culture that is in line with organisational values and ensures effective service delivery and well motivated and engaged staff.
– Perform any other duties commensurate with these responsibilities, the band of the post and the skills and qualifications of the post–holder.

Educated to degree level or equivalent.
Professional Accounting Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
Experience in leading a team to deliver a best–in–class business partnering service across an organisation.
Track record of delivering high quality business and financial analysis, that provides insight into; business outcome drivers, the future business state, alternative scenarios and options.
Experience in pricing / bids / tenders / grants
Good people management skills along with business acumen
Must have a willingless to adapt and learn new skills

Please contact the Birmingham office for a confidential discussion or apply online.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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