Commercial Accountant

Kier Group
London (Greater)
16 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Job role
Commercial Accountant


Negotiable Salary


Kier Housing Maintenance provides services across both the public and private sector, focusing in particular on the local authority, housing association and private rented sectors. Undertaking works in 350,000 homes and carrying out 750,000 repairs each year in the UK throughout our 23 different contracts allows our multi-skilled teams to maximise the value and performance of local authorities, housing associations and private clients.

Kier Housing Maintenance is looking to recruit a Commercial Accountant. The successful candidate will be responsible for the provision and interpretation of financial and management information to support and inform the local management team in the day to day management of the business


Key Responsibilities:

    Ensure all reporting requirements required for the integrity the business are completed Input into any bidding activity associated with the contract Provision of front line support to business segment management including attending local contract management and customer meetings where required, ensuring early warnings of deviation to Forecast are provided to local management Supporting new contract tenders and mobilisations, establishing all financial reporting requirements Preparation of business segment/overhead monthly management accounts and reporting packs including full commentary and analysis Completion of weekly cash forecasts and management of local working Capital i.e. WIP/Debt Completion of Quarterly rolling forecasts and Annual Plans and Forecasts for business segment Balance sheet analysis for key accounts Management and development of support team including planning and objective setting, recruitment, and retention and performance management Manage the interface between the business segment and relevant Shared Service or local support functions to ensure compliance with all Group, Services and Statutory obligations
Key Skills and Qualifications:

    Must possess a professional finance qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or ACA Previous experience ideally in a commercial or accounting role post qualification Experience within a position of similar responsibility Financial modelling skills (including macros) and a detailed understanding of financial forecasting is essential Ability to manage pressure and meet strict deadlines Feel comfortable challenging operational management at all levels
About Kier:

Kier Group plc. is a leading construction, property, residential and services group which invests in, builds, maintains and renews the places where we work, live and play. We operate globally across a range of sectors including defence, education, health, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, we are a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

With a network of 88 UK offices Kier offers national coverage across all of its core activities. Employing 22,000 people, Kier has the financial strength and technical expertise to undertake some of the most significant construction, civil engineering and service contracts in the country.

Kier is an equality and diversity employer.

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