Financial Accountant

Recruiter
R&B Switchgear
Location
Manchester, UK
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
18 Aug 2020
Closes
22 Sep 2020
Ref
1648206232
Experience level
Part qualified
Do you have a head for interpreting financial data to commercially advise internal stakeholders?

Do you want to work for highly reputable company that has a growing global client base?

If you can answer yes and looking to progress your career, then this could be the job for you...

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTANT

Heywood, Greater Manchester

Competitive Salary Dependant on Experience

Hours: 38 per week, Monday - Friday. We would also consider part-time hours of 30 or above.

Who we are?

R&B Switchgear Group, a leading electrical service provider, have proudly supported the lifecycle of electrical assets and provided world-class power solutions to a global client base since its establishment in 1985. Specialising in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of bespoke switchgear and associated assets, the company operates across a wide variety of sectors, offering turnkey solutions to some of the world's largest blue-chip companies.

What is the role?

We are looking for a Financial Accountant who will be a key part of the management team and will report directly to the HR Director with a dotted line to the Operations Director. The purpose of this role is to help partner the senior business leaders and provide comprehensive financial support, data analysis and direction for growth and profitability. An integral part of this will be to lead and manage the day to day finance activities.

The key responsibilities for the Financial Account will be:

* Building and developing the Group's overall financial protocols.
* Overall responsibility for the preparation of monthly management information, year-end returns, VAT and tax returns, payroll, pension submissions, debtors and all surrounding filing / submissions
* Ensuring all regulatory filings and statutory returns are completed in an accurate, timely manner.
* Preparation and ongoing monitoring of the annual budget, monthly and quarterly managements accounts; with relevant analysis, observations and recommendations
* Analysis of monthly accounts to produce meaningful and accurate financial reports
* Maintain the development of the annual cash flow forecasts, modelling new opportunities and potential threats to highlight exceptions and variances along with mitigation plans for adverse impacts, identification of cost savings and efficiency gains
* Update Sales Dashboard Information, provide ad-hoc MI and analysis to leadership team/Project Managers
* Trial Balance and P & L review with the Operations Director at month end to ensure all accruals, prepayments and postings have been made
* Management of all operating expenses; ensuring spends comply with company policies and budgets, conducting variance analysis and reporting.
* Liaise with accountants at Year End to ensure company accounts are compliant with relevant reporting requirements and legislation.
* Design and implement an internal audit programme to ensure governance and financial risk is managed effectively.
* Drive continued improvement, standardisation and automation of reporting & processes.

What will you need to be successful?

We need a strong individual who has had at least 3 years+ experience in a similar Accounts / Finance based role in a SME business. A crucial part of this role will be motivating and leading the project managers so excellent leadership and proven people management ability are essential. You should also have the potential to develop into a respected business partner where your advice and guidance in interpreting data and making appropriate recommendation, will enable senior business leaders to make effective financial related decisions to drive the business forward.

To have an impact on the business, you will also need strong influencing skills and good commercial awareness. A good working knowledge of excel, Xero and Scoro would be advantageous along with strategic thinking, planning and problem-solving skills

An ACA or ACCA/CIMA qualification. Experience of Switchgear engineering would also be advantageous.

What will you get in return?

The benefits we offer are:

* Competitive Salary based on your skills and experience
* Holiday - 28 days (including statutory holidays) per year with opportunity to rise to 33
* Auto enrolment pension scheme

How to apply for the Financial Accountant job

If you have the skills and experience required for this Financial Accountant job, just click "apply" today and watch out for an email giving you more information on how to tailor your application and provide a cover letter or any other supporting documents you may have.

You must be eligible to work in the UK

Suitable skills and experience include: Financial Accountant, Finance, Accountant, Finance Manager, Accounts, Finance Analysis, ACA, SIMA, ACCA, Accountant, Accountancy, Reconciliation, Finance, Credit Control, Financial Reporting Accountant, Part qualified Accountant, Management Accountant, Qualified Accountant, Business Partner, Financial Controller

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