Management Accountant

Posted 08 February 2024
Salary £180 - £200 per day
Job type Contract
Discipline Finance
Contact NameHayley Harding

Job description

Our client is a leading energy business, based in Reading, Berkshire. Due to growth, they are recruiting an experienced Management Accountant to join their team on an initial contract basis for four months.

Their office is accessible via public transport and they offer hybrid working.

The role will require you to work on your own initiative, understand complex issues and convey this succinctly and clearly to inform decisions.

Responsibilities of the Management Accountant role:

  • Ensuring financial information is prepared on an accurate & timely basis; including reporting & financial analysis for key performance & monthly management reporting (at Regional & Directorate level).

  • Supporting and challenging the business alongside the Business Partnering team. Understanding key financial drivers and commercial processes. Coaching the business in effective financial management, providing insight, and understanding of risks and opportunities, and working with Operations and Asset Management to support the drive for productivity and efficiency.

  • Supporting and challenging the business alongside the Business Partnering team on monthly / forecast / budget review meetings and business team meetings; visiting sites within the Region and also internal stakeholders; and being an integral part of the Regional team driving the delivery of revenue and capital projects & other indirect costs within budget and on time.

  • Maintain effective financial control across Finance with inputs into; control account reconciliations, balance sheet analysis, effective journal back-up, project ledger to general ledger reconciliations and working with the business to manage purchase ledger house-keeping (GRNI)

  • Supporting the Business Partnering team with budgeting & forecasting (covering revenue / capital projects & other controllable costs e.g. employee related costs), including identifying opportunities to improve the forecasting process.

Requirements for the Management Accountant role:

  • Have experience operating in a finance role within a large organisation with experience of financial operations; reporting on financial drivers & performance; collating and reviewing financial forecasts, delivering reports and insight on the forecast; have experience of representing finance at financial review meetings (or equivalent) and presenting financial information to Operational Directors.

  • Be able to make decisions and recommendations while maintaining independence and professionalism at all times; as well as being adaptable & flexible and willing to visit and work from key sites across the business.

  • Be pro-active and diligent in approach, be willing to undertake challenging tasks sometimes beyond your 'comfort zone' and be able to work to tight timescales, under pressure and deliver to a high standard;

  • Be confident and articulate with the willingness to challenge and support colleagues and the business in a constructive manner;

  • Have an appropriate accounting qualification (ICAS, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW or CIPFA) in an equivalent role

Daily rate is between £180-£200 PAYE.

Please apply online to be considered.