This person will provide consolidation support, business partnering and decision support for the retail division's finance function.
My client are a utilities provider and a major Swindon business
This role will be split into two core areas: Consolidation and Business Partnering
Consolidated month end reporting - Critically review and present retail results, cost to serve and FTE reporting for actuals, forecast and budget. Analysis of variances and presentation of these in the month end across all retail areas. Maintain and develop the reporting packs, updating to meet changing requirements of management
Co-ordination and Communication of consolidated Retail plans - Work with the rest of the Retail Finance team to produce presentations for Retail Management team and Group Reporting on budget and quarterly forecast. Co-ordinate the planning process by preparing timetables, clarifying process and output required from Group and Management, collating, reviewing and consolidating information, preparing commentaries to help "creating a story" for Retail plan and strategy.
For specific Business units and cost centres, support the business by providing timely monthly results, by meeting them face to face helping them understanding any issues or identifying any risks and opportunities in their FY outturn. Engage with the business on all budget and forecast requirements. Ensure the retail leadership team receive the specific financial information needed to make the right decisions by understanding the core drivers and important outputs.
Other processes to be involved in include: Working with cost centre owners and HR to correctly report people on the correct cost centres. Ensure that recharges in and out of retail are adequately supported and understood. General ledger maintenance; updates to cost centres, recharges rates across retail business. Lead and deliver process improvements helping other Retail Finance teams.
Candidate profile sought:
ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant
Proven business partnering experience
Confident and self-motivated, adept at providing professional advice and guidance
Excellent organisation, presentation and analytical skills
Comfortable communicating with operational & financial colleagues and the senior management team.
Excellent attention to detail is essential as well as the ability to be resilient, flexible and deliver to tight deadlines.
You will be well-versed in building strong relationships with internal stakeholders of all levels and thus possess good influencing skills.
Strong commercial awareness and confident using finance systems and packages (SAP and HFM experience beneficial).
This role will pay a competitive package
- management accounting