Group Finance Team - Management Accountant

Recruiter
Willmott Dixon
Location
Letchworth Garden City, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
21 Mar 2019
Closes
18 Mar 2019
Ref
1102454259
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Qualified
Willmott Dixon is passionate about its people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development, offering you a career of a lifetime As a privately-owned, family-run construction business founded in 1852, we employ over 2000 people and achieved a turnover in 2018 of £1.2 billion. We have a purpose beyond profit and are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and the environment. As a Sunday Times Top 100 Listed Company (4th place) and the UK's first carbon neutral construction company since 2012, we are proud to have achieved the Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development (2016) and Promoting Opportunity (2018). We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community. About the role This role sits within the Accounting Team responsible for servicing the Group's operating business units and as a Group Management Accountant you will act as the main finance contact for two or more individual business units, with an emphasis on providing a first class service to our internal customers. Key responsibilities of the role are: Provide concise, accurate, 'realtime' information cost effectively and with minimum input from business units. Act as the key point of contact for two or more of the Group's Local Construction offices (LCOs), taking full ownership and responsibility for all associated tasks. Provide first class customer service to all internal customers, answering queries quickly and accurately. Play a key role in month end management reporting to the Board. Ensure all tasks are completed by the required deadline. Ensure that the capital employed system accurately reflects the true capital employed position of each cost centre within the group. Discuss with your line manager or Financial Controller all events that may affect group or LCO reporting. Develop and maintain a working knowledge of VAT and how it is applied in the construction industry. As required assist IT in the development or enhancement of key finance systems. Deliver supportive communication to business unit and Finance Team staff. Supporting Priorities Ensure exceptional value for money from the Accounting Team. Be objective and impartial investigating problems throughout the Finance Team, and proactive in recommending solutions. Use initiative to solve problems and make improvements to current processes. Continually refine systems and procedures throughout the Finance Team and eliminate any which add insufficient value. Minimise (and wherever possible eliminate) administration and paperwork. Ensure that sensitive information remains totally confidential. Be an expert in the use of Microsoft Office. Essential and desirable criteria Essential Criteria: Excellent Academic record. You will be a recently qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA). Previous experience of month end management accounting and reporting Excellent communication skills Desirable Criteria: Previous experience of working in the Construction industry Use of CODA Personal Qualities Satisfaction survey scores from the main board, executive and business unit managing directors. Timely production of accurate management and statutory information. Additional information Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

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