Finalist Commercial Accountant

England, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge
£42500 - £47500 per annum + study support and package
01 Aug 2017
29 Aug 2017
Joe West
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified

This Finalist Commercial Accountant reports into the Financial Controller and is a varied and highly commercial role involving aspects of both management and financial accounting with a strong bias to business partnering and commercial analysis/ reporting

Client Details

My client based around the Cambridge area have a global presence and market leaders in their chosen specialised area within the Retail Industry. With a great office atmosphere and environment they are keen to reward staff and promote autonomous working practises. This retail business have a great Accounting and Finance function who add real value day to day, by successfully partnering with operational areas of the business from sales and marketing through to board and director level.


Examples of tasks involved in the Finalist Commercial Accountant:

  • Supervision of the management accounts production to include; journals, misposts, accruals and prepayments
  • Analysis of variances with full commentary, cost drivers and sales trends
  • Management of an assistant accountant carrying out balance sheet reconciliations and month end preparation work
  • Intercompany accounting of costs
  • Budget and forecast formation and involvement in 5 year strategic planning
  • Business partnering with operational teams


To apply for this role the successful Finalist Commercial Accountant must demonstrate the following:

  • ACCA or CIMA finalist stage studier or with the equivalent relevant practical accounting experience to fulfil the role
  • flexible to take on new tasks
  • team player
  • business partnering experience communicating with non finance staff
  • SAP experience is a bonus
  • strong EXCEL (pivot tables, vlookups, formulas, data manipulation)

Job Offer

A large part of what this company offers is within the wider companies traditions and core values that they adhere to. With a highly competitive package and great development on offer to grow the role from a Finalist Commercial Accountant position to include other duties and responsibilities to help aid your career progression.

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