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Management Accountant

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Sector: Management Accountant
  • Date posted: 12/03/2018
  • Job reference: J383098A

My client, a well-known logistics company based near Edinburgh, is currently seeking a Management Accountant to join their busy finance team. This will be a temp to perm role.
You should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 weeks' notice, and be able to work via either a limited company or umbrella company initially.

The main purpose of this role is to monitor and analyse the cost base and activity for the above sites, consolidate the finances for the area, and support the Regional General Manager and his teams by reporting and analysing cost performance, as well as supporting business improvement initiatives. You will work semi-autonomously, liaising closely with operational managers and finance colleagues.

Responsibilities include:
· Point of contact for site internal financial controls, processes, procedures and ensuring that the region/business adheres to standards for monitoring and controlling costs & revenue
· Compile actual and forecast cost positions during the month and at month end, review costs with operational managers, and investigate/explain variances
· Assist the operation in maximising efficiencies and enhancing operational financial awareness
· Evaluating and processing capex schemes, including tracking delivery of cost benefits
· Review and audit site financial controls to ensure compliance and effectiveness
· Manage the balance sheet position of each depot, by performing regular balance sheet reconciliations and monitoring the fixed asset register position.
· Prepare annual Budgets and monthly financial reforecasts for allocated sites.
· Allocate a proportionate amount of time to visiting depots to deliver effective financial support

The successful applicant will need to demonstrate that they have the ability to work in a pressurised environment and must possess the following competencies:
· Professionally Qualified (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
· Experienced advanced Excel user, high level of other PC and system skills
· Experience in a similar role for a large company
· Effective communicator at all levels of management, not afraid to challenge