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Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Hurn, Dorset
  • Sector: Financial Analyst
  • Date posted: 20/06/2017
  • Job reference: J368594A
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Financial Planning and Analysis Accountant

Hurn based

Contract opportunity - initially till 01/2018

The successful candidate will help lead and execute month-end and quarter-end P&L distribution and forecast consolidation for departments of responsibility, including:

  • Production of monthly, quarterly and ad hoc financial reporting for the Babcock Group Head Office
  • Ensuring the delivery of accurate and consistent data quality in the financial systems across the sector business lines
  • Craft and manage SAP BPC reports
  • Work with business operations, and other key stakeholders to generate requested reporting output
  • Help drive key insights and analytics
  • Execute value-added analysis and provide decision support for special projects and initiatives
  • Execute continuous process improvement
  • Help lead and execute year end external audit processes
  • Prepare statutory accounts for the Sector central legal entities

Key outputs/deliverables will be:

  • Internal timetables for the Sector required for managing all major finance programmes e.g. budget, forecast, strategic plan and audits.
  • Statutory reporting e.g. national statistics and accounts for Sector central legal entities
  • Co-ordinate Sector wide year end audit packs, tax packs and other Group reporting requirements.
  • Recommend amendments to the Business Processes, associated work instructions and controls supporting Reporting and the use of SAP BPC.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring engagement with individuals who can validate and progress those opportunities.
  • Materials in support of internal and external audit requirements.

Main Accountabilities:

  • Production of timely and technically accurate monthly accounts with the Financial Controller.
  • Production of timely and technically accurate budget, forecast and strategic plan reports and presentations for the Sector Finance Director and subsequent submission to Group including liaison with Business Unit finance stakeholders.
  • Managing the review and sign-off of Business Unit budgets, forecasts and strategic plans with the Sector Financial Controller and Finance Director.
  • Production of timely and technically accurate statutory reporting e.g. statutory accounts and national statistics, where applicable for Sector controlled legal entities
  • Managing the review and sign-off of Business Unit statutory reporting.
  • Production and submission of year end audit packs, tax packs and other Group reporting requirements.
  • Processing of period and year end closure routines.
  • Providing input to and support of internal and external audit requirements.

Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • Recognised professional qualification.
  • Ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review.
  • Ability to ensure deadlines and targets are achieved or surpassed.
  • Ability to maintain knowledge of industry and regulatory standards in respect to Financial Reporting.

Key Technical Skills / competencies

  • Extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
  • Experience of Finance IT applications e.g. SAPS BPC, NAV IFS etc.
  • Proven track record on SAP
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