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Management Accountant

  • Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Sector: Management Accountant
  • Date posted: 12/11/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH91567

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This global organisation in the engineering services sector are looking to hire a Management Accountant to work within the marine training sector of their business, based at HMS Collingwood, near to Portsmouth.

A real business partnering role, supporting Contract Managers and other senior stakeholders with all financial aspects involved in the delivery of major training contracts for the Ministry of Defence.

A qualified accountant, you will be comfortable in managing the financial reporting, forecasting and performance analysis for long-term projects or contracts.

What's on offer?

  • Competitive salary up to £45,000 per annum
  • Flexible benefits including pension scheme, cycle to work and 25 days holiday
  • Permanent position with a true industry leader
  • Work on exciting major projects within the marine training sector

About your new role

Key duties will include:

  • To own and manage detailed financial models for each relevant contract, 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, To provide detailed variance analysis for contract movements, including variances against budget, forecast and monthly fluctuations, working with the Contract Manager and their Senior team to allow them financial responsibility for their areas of delivery
  • Finance lead for pricing in relation to contract change, bids and rebids where appropriate, and assume responsibility for integrity of financial data used in bid models and submissions (at all stages of the bid process), ensuring compliance with Group bid policies at all times
  • Processing contract change requests in terms of finance input and sign-off, working closely with commercial and operational colleagues
  • Review of business cases for all operational expenditure of material value
  • Financial input and support into new contract implementations
  • Maximisation of income and cash generation across contracts and the wider Business Stream
  • Completion of the short term cash forecast
  • Completion of the monthly invoicing
  • Primary point of contact for internal and external auditors in their review of contract performance and associated data
  • Assist where required in the implementation of new Group policies, changes in accounting policies where relevant to assigned contracts, and in ensuring adherence to internal controls
  • Ensure key financial controls are in place and operating effectively in all new operating systems and processes

About you

  • Qualified Accountant, preferably ACCA/CIMA/ACA
  • Background in long term project/contract accounting highly desirable
  • Industry experience within Defence, Engineering or similar desirable
  • A confident and self-motivated team player
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels in the hierarchy
  • Proficient in using MS Excel, with the ability to pick up new platforms quickly
  • Be open to monthly travel within the UK

If you believe this is the next career move for you, please do not hesitate to apply now or contact Alex Benton on 0117 9309 748 for further information.

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