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Our philosophy is to understand our customers’ business first before we get to the technology.This approach leads to clever software; streamlining old processes, saving money and delivering positive change.Our technology has helped the NHS screen millions of babies for hearing loss, ensures hundreds of housing providers are managing their homes efficiently and helps officers in over a dozen different police forces to make better decisions at the frontline.Based in the UK but working around the world, our 2,000 employees help improve the services that matter most.We are now part of the NEC corporation, a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people worldwide – this brings in new opportunities without limits for growth and innovation.Job Description
PSL agencies to speak with Debby Shrine*Role will require a monthly visit to Hull. To manage a team to deliver timely and accurate production of management accounts, budgets and forecasts and associated reporting for the relevant business area(s). To ensure that accounting and control procedures are in place and in line with current accounting legislation and reflect best practice, supporting knowledge sharing in finance community to maximize team performance.To work with the Executive directors and their management teams to provide business partnership, financial information and support to drive achievement of Business targets.To align, improve, execute and promote the systems and work processes that support the business in achieving its goals and that comply with internal and external standards and regulatory requirements.• Accountable for the production of all financial results for the relevant business area(s), including P&L, cashflow and balance sheet• Responsible for delivering successful, timely month end close, including approving journals, monitoring variances and maintaining integrity of financial ledgers• Review and approve monthly balance sheet reconciliations, including reporting of balance sheet risks and opportunities• Produce financial reporting, ensuring all deadlines are adhered to, including commentary on major variances and trends.• Support preparation of 3 year business plan and annual budget for business area, including detailed strategic and financial analysis.• Management of the year end accounts production timetable in accordance with NPS requirements, ensuring deadlines are met. • Building strong working relationships with stakeholders across the business.• Apply judgement and experience to assist the business in making key decisions, working in business partnership while maintaining corporate governance.• Provide information to support increased efficiency and cost management with business leads.• To significantly improve the speed and efficiency of the month end process and to develop the control to support the improvement. Delivering consistent accounting methods across the business.• Lead business area finance team, setting team’s individual responsibilities and objectives and setting workload priorities through conducting regular 121’s, appraisals and development• Challenge existing processes and working methods to deliver a programme of continuous improvement within NPS, through project leadership.• Support the Finance Director and Financial Controllers in ensuring we have adequate financial processes and procedures in place Qualifications
Essential• Strong academic background• Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) with 3 yrs+ post qualification experience in a commercial environment• Working technical knowledge of reporting standards and excellent management accounting techniques• Experienced in leading a team of management accountants • Extensive experience of a variety of accounting and operational systems, with SAP, BW and TM1 experience desirable• Use of Standard Microsoft Suite (Word/Excel etc) and/or Google Documents• Has a customer driven, service approach, whilst maintaining high levels of integrity • Demonstrates a real passion to exceed goals/targets and does not accept mediocrity.• Ability to communicate clearly, including explanation of complicated finance processes to non-finance colleagues • Ability to organise, prioritise and monitor workload in order to meet tight deadlines• Ability to interact with people at all levels in an effective manner• Flexibility to work within a rapidly changing environment Desirable • Experience of working in a software based business model with contract accounting preferable
Employees of Northgate Public Services are entitled to the following Company funded benefits:Single Private Medical Cover (with the option to select family cover at an additional cost)25 days paid holiday (includes 3 company nominated days) with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days4 x basic salary life assurance coverA Group Pension Plan with fantastic employer contributionsA selection of tax efficient flexible benefits to suit your individual needs The role offers a competitive salary.OTHER INFORMATIONCandidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU. Documentary evidence will be required.All offers are subject to satisfactory vetting and reference checks. Depending on the nature of the role a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check may also be required.Northgate Public Services is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all communities.