Commercial Accountant

Zoek Pin West Midlands - This Area Only

40000.0000 - 45000.0000

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 19 days ago

SF Recruitment are supporting a large scale service business based in Birmingham City Centre as they seek to add a Commercial Accountant to their team. This roles reports directly into the Head of Commercial Finance but also requires a close working relationship with Sales, Contracts, Legal and the wider Finance team.

Our client is looking for an autonomous and commercially astute finance professional. As Commercial Accountant, you will be responsible for:

  • Identify and drive transformation change initiatives through to implementation under the guidance of the Finance Business Partner / HoF.
  • Month end reporting & analysis of actual financial performance and variances to plan
  • Understanding and reporting operational and financial performance, alongside reporting financial, operational and contractual KPIs, adhering to the financial timetable.
  • Providing financial and operational insight to Divisional Directors through detailed analysis of actual and forecast results
  • Bid activity for new commercial opportunities
  • Prepare and analyse cost saving opportunities
  • Work with the business development team to convert sales models and forecasts for new programmes into operational business plans and support implementation of these projects
  • Develop tools and models to support the business in preparing forecasts and plans and for making financial decisions
  • Undertaking scenario planning and trend analysis for the Managers and Directors
  • Providing financial and operational insight to Divisional Directors through detailed analysis of actual and forecast results
  • Supporting Managers in preparing forecasts by providing analysis, making recommendations and challenging assumptions
  • Supporting the annual business planning (budgeting) process and being involved in long-term strategic planning
  • Bid activity for new commercial opportunities
  • Work with the business development team to convert sales models and forecasts for new programmes into operational business plans and support implementation of these projects
  • Develop tools and models to support the business in preparing forecasts and plans and for making financial decisions
  • Undertaking scenario planning and trend analysis for the Managers and Directors
  • Support the production of the balance sheet files and supporting information for allocated areas of the balance sheet, including production of month end balance sheet reports.
  • Other profitability analysis - for contracts, comparisons to forecasts and work in progress valuations.
  • Advanced excel skills - Able to conduct scenario modelling / financial modelling

The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant (ACCA/ ACMA / ACA) or finalist, with the ability to think creatively, act proactively and a proven track record of delivering in a challenging role ideally from a public sector facing business.

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