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Salary£45000 - £55000 per annum
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LocationSouthend-on-Sea
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TermPerm
An exciting hybrid role with an unusually wide remit in a PE-backed company of c.£20m turnover providing outsourced solutions, including to household names blue-chip clients. To operate across both financial accounting and financial planning, including commercial exposure supporting major new business pricing proposals.
 
An excellent opportunity to broaden and deepen existing accounting experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The business has high growth ambitions to achieve £50m+ turnover within 3-4 years including growth in the UK and establishing off-shore and near-shore business partnering.  Rapidly expanding new business opportunities pipeline of blue-chip household names. Potential acquisitions in the medium term.
 
MAIN ACTIVITIES:
Financial accounting:
  • Preparation of financial reporting to the ExCom and Board
  • Monthly P&L variance analysis (in particular Revenue, Gross Profit (‘GP’) and Gross Margin (‘GM’))
  • Monthly KPI financial reporting
  • Cash flow analysis and reporting
Financial planning:
  • Provide commercial support to new business pricing proposals
  • Support production of annual budget and quarterly reforecasts (P&L and cash flow)
  • Own and maintain rolling 13-week Short Term Cash Forecast management tool for decision making
  • Outlook monthly performance forecasting / tracking – Revenue and GP
  • Production of weekly client profitability reporting (GP and GM) and trend analysis
  • Tracking business performance against financial improvements/efficiencies baked into the Budget/Reforecast – including understanding and tracking high-level the key operational metrics that underpin and red-flagging off-track performance. For example: shrinkage, attrition and call operator recruitment rate. Support business leaders in executing to/ahead of plan.
  • Ad hoc cost benefit analysis to support business decision making
  • Provide ad hoc financial analysis, insight and project support to functional heads in Finance’s role as a true business partner – including due diligence on target acquisition(s)
 
KEY SKILLS:
Essential
  • Relevant accountancy qualifications (CIMA or ACCA)
  • Demonstrable relevant experience
  • Proactive and takes the initiative – ‘can do’ attitude but also seeks guidance/coaching
  • High attention to detail and accuracy of work
  • Ability to prioritise, manage own delivery and accountability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent organisational skills and flexible
  • Good working knowledge of Excel and accounting software
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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