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Management Accountant


Posted on Oct 27, 2021 by CV-Library

Cheshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£50k - £59k Annual
New Job | Management Accountant| £50k to £59k per annum | Permanent | Chester / Ellesmere Port / Cheshire

Morson are proud to be partnering with a Cheshire based Energy Company, looking to welcome a Qualified Management Accountant to their current finance team of 5. This role will sit within a newly created Division for Technology Development.

This is a very successful organisation, with strong vision for sustainability and has sites in multiple countries.

The purpose of the Management Accountant will be to support the Technology Development (TD) finance team with the day-to-day financial operations by:

Delivering LE forecasts and budget/business plans for review by the Head of Finance TD in accordance with agreed timescales.
Undertake detailed analysis & investigation of key business areas
Conduct commercial analysis, including financial and investment modelling, on projects and new initiatives
The Management Accountant role will include duties such as:

Production of monthly management accounts and management information;

Manage TD functional cost reporting process ensuring cost centre budgets are challenged and variances properly explained to stakeholders.
Accurate management accounts and reporting pack with KPIs and detailed variance analysis
Proactively highlight any potential budgetary overspends
Develop a strong understanding of the finance applications, namely SAP and BPC, ensuring efficient usage minimising the requirement for “offline” manipulation of data.
Accurate and timely production of information for external and internal audits.
Liaising with and responding to accounting queries from our auditors
Financial Planning;

Contribute to the UTD LEs, Budget and Business Plan providing insight into trends and variances
Drive visibility & cost control around current and future spend patterns across the section with a focus on the forward-looking implications of overspends.
Working with all departments and the management team to help make financial decisions. Monthly review meetings with budget holders to discuss variances and assist with the management of their costs
Provide commercial analysis to identify opportunities to boost profitability
Project Accounting;

UTD is largely a services and projects delivery division. It is therefore vital that the finance function ensures that costs are accurately accounted for under each project and then reported against budgets / forecasts accurately.
Ensure that project accruals are reflection of project progress. Also control and assist with the recharging and project and technical personnel time to each relevant project
Maintain the fixed asset and assets under construction ledgers accurately.
Finance Business Partnering;

Build strong relationships with department heads and other budget holders
Ensure all department heads understand their cost centre performance against target, providing guidance and support as required to ensure cost saving targets are achieved.
What we are looking for –

2 years post Qualified experience CIMA /ACCA or ACA
Intermediate/Advanced Excel user, SAP experience would be advantageous but not essential
Proven experience of Month End process
Proven experience of budget preparation and financial forecasting
Proven experience of preparing and presenting financial reports and data
Experience of working in a projects environment
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally
Experience of liaising with internal and external stakeholders
Location: Cheshire / Hybrid

Salary: Up to £59,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you must APPLY NOW, making sure to attach your up-to-date CV.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. Followed by a 2 stage interview process.

Good luck

Reference: 215013629

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