• Commercial Accountant

    Location: Staffordshire Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 Position: Permanent

    Following another successful year and growth, our client business based Burton has a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious and commercially focused Commercial Accountant to play an integral part of the strategic direction of the organization.

    Reporting to the Finance Director the successful candidate will be responsible for building strong relationships within both finance and non-finance departments. Key areas of focus for the role are KPI reporting, management accounts, budgeting, and forecasting.

    You will provide key financial information across the group that will influence strategic decision making.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Report and analyse weekly and periodic performance indicators to support operational cost control
    • Provide detailed analysis of the monthly profit and loss accounts (Measuring the company profitability for investors)
    • Understand and communicate key cost drivers to support the cost focus process (including cost base analysis and cash maximisation)
    • Produce the management reporting concerning capital assets, labour utilisation
    • Produce, review and forecast monthly balance sheets
    • Prepare monthly cost forecasts
    • Conduct monthly finance reviews
    • Review costing for new and existing business cases. Identifying metrics and early warning indicators and lead the contract with accurate cash forecasts and projections focusing on strong profit conversions
    • Perform investment appraisals to support operational decision making

     

    The successful applicant will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experiences:

     

    • Commercial awareness and understanding of core OPERATIONAL business processes
    • Qualified or Part Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ACA)
    • Good IT knowledge – Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, CODA, SQL
    • Ability to analyse and interpret large volumes of information
    • Excellent attention to detail with an analytical approach to solving problems
    • Strong communication and influencing skills
    • Enthusiastic and driven with a real passion for developing yourself
    • Be able to adapt and keep pace with a fast-moving environment

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