Operations Accountant

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 by Anonymous

Worksop, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time
Elevation Recruitment Group are currently working with a leading South Yorkshire employer with operations spanning nationwide as they look to recruit an ambitious Operations Accountant to work from their Head Office location based in Worksop.

This is a key role and you will be responsible for the integrity, accuracy and robustness of our financial reporting. Supporting the Commercial Accountant, this role is responsible for challenging, influencing, making strong commercial decisions and effectively managing relationships with all stakeholders. The role requires a strong focus on robust controls and ensuring compliance with these controls. The post holder must drive and facilitate sustainable, cost-effective and profitable processes.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

•Ensure that rigorous controls and processes are in place to safeguard business assets and maintain the integrity of financial data and reporting and that these are adhered to
•Ensure compliance with accepted accounting practice, maintaining a thorough understanding of any changes in Financial Reporting Standards and the implications of these for the business, providing recommendations
•Produce management information within the required timescales, including Management Accounts, Balance Sheet reconciliations, Business Review and Board packs, KPIs, dashboards, trackers and forecasts
•Perform regular risk and opportunity reviews through the financial statements and make recommendations to minimise/optimise these
•Provide robust and timely financial reporting
•Review trends and challenge current performance, identifying risks and opportunities within the finance department and the wider business
•Provide a support service to other Finance areas and with the wider business through the appraisal and analysis of financial performance and the implementation of best practice
•Ensure delivery of key Financial measures including the year end audit, statutory accounts and changes in accounting standards. Responsible for all subsidiary accounts
•Responsible for the development of junior Finance team members
•Develop a strong relationship with external auditors to provide assurance over approach and methodology with regard to year end processes
•Liaise with external advisers to make recommendations of best practice and ensure adoption into daily processes including incorporation of any branch accounts or subsidiaries
•Work collaboratively across all business functions to share and implement best practice and develop the financial understanding of team members at all levels

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

•ACA, ACCA, CIMA Qualified
•Minimum of 1 year post-qualification experience
•Practice/audit background is desirable
•Experience in intercompany accounting is desirable
•Experience of cross functional working
•Ability to make recommendations, prioritise and good attention to detail
•Experience in operating in a commercial environment
•Excellent Excel and analytical skills with an ability to manipulate complex data
•Excellent interpersonal skills, both verbal and written
•Ability to recognise potential problems and identify proposed solutions
•Ability to plan and manage multiple tasks through a team of people
•Ability to manage and engage people in a fast changing environment
•Ability to network and build strong relationships
•Ability to analyse data accurately and quickly
•Ability to deal with and effectively resolve conflict and/or performance issues

This is a fantastic opportunity for a commercially minded recently qualified Accountant to really influence, challenge and support key non-financial staff within a rewarding and dynamic organisation.

If you match the required criteria and would like to know more about this position, then please don't hesitate to contact Simon Ensor on the contacts details provided

Reference: 619216224

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