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Commercial Accountant

  • Salary: Up to £35000 per annum + benefits, study support
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
  • Sector: Commercial Analyst, Management Accountant, Part Qualified Accountant, Project Accountant
  • Date posted: 15/03/2018
  • Job reference: J382781A

Commercial Accountant


Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire

Salary: £35,000 + excellent benefits + study support if you are currently studying towards qualification!

Commercial Accountant - this exciting new role has just become available with a global leading engineering services company, due to a new project win they are expanding the team.

Reporting to the Business Facing Finance Manager, you will support and report on the financial performance of specific contracts within UKMA, working closely with contract managers and other functions across different sites, challenging the numbers and providing financial support to relevant bids as appropriate.


  • Preparation and collation of financial information for contract review documents, and presentation of information at these monthly reviews, addressing outputs (e.g. risk register changes) as part of contract financial models
  • Preparation of contract estimated actual costs of completion (EAC's)
  • Completion of Balance Sheet reconciliations for all relevant contracts
  • Preparation of short term cash forecasts, including working capital analysis and basis of WIP calculations
  • Presentation of financial information for management accounts, forecasts, budgets, strategic plan etc.
  • Own and manage detailed financial models for each site, updating for budget & forecast processes, including balance sheet assumptions, and ensuring the financial integrity of these models
  • To provide financial input into the month end process for each relevant contract, preparing journal inputs and balance sheet reconciliations for key balance sheet accounts as appropriate
  • Primary point of contact for internal and external auditors in their review of contract performance and associated data


  • Part qualified/Qualified in a professional qualification (AAT/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Previous experience in a business facing role
  • Ability to engage effectively with all Business Unit stakeholders
  • Self-starter able to define and satisfy the demands of stakeholders and customers of the process through consolidation of information, interpretation of the results and the presentation of the results in a manner that supports and challenges the business.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate to ensure key decisions, deadlines and targets are met.
  • Extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio and Outlook.
  • Experience of Finance IT applications (e.g. Navision, IFS, SAP etc.)

Please note that applicants must have, or be able to obtain, SC security clearance.

If this role sounds of interest, please apply now or contact Tanya Georgieva at Experis for further information.

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