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  • Job reference: RMS0172376

Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Morecambe
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 19/10/2016
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/10/16)
This vacancy has now expired.

The Role:
This role exists to provide support to the 3rd Party Accounting Manager to achieve the following: (i) robust financial reporting of the client contract; (ii) timely billing of the client contract and relevant reporting (iii) documentation of processes; (iv) collation of audit evidence relating to contract; and (v) and other financial tasks that facilitate smooth running of the finance department.

Financial reporting of client contract:
Ensure effective, accurate and timely collation of month end financial data relating to the client contract. Liaising closely with all relevant teams to ensure efficient time-writing processes and correct cost bookings. Development and communication of understanding of performance variances.

Timely billing:
Ensure invoices and relevant reports are issued in line with contractual timescale through:
a) Liaison with projects department to avoid project over-spends and ensure accurate forecasts are presented.
b) Ensure costs are analyzed on timely basis in order to issue relevant invoices
c) Support time-writing administrator to ensure time-writing records are accurate and complete.

Document Processes:
Ensure processes are documented end to end in a manner that allows easy transfer.

Collation of audit evidence:
Ensure that there are adequate and accurate records in order to support the billings with a view to an audit early in 2017.

Other financial tasks
Work with the Morecambe finance team to support routine finance activities (e.g. month-end, budgeting, performance reviews) as required.

Dimensions of Role

Strategic Dimensions:
Work with 3rd party accounting team to ensure compliance with contractual terms.

People:
Work together in team of four (12 including wider accounting team).

Financial Responsibility:
Contract worth around £20m.

Complexity:
Significant analysis of SAP data will be required.

NB. These are the key responsibilities and core skills required. There may be variations depending on the level of experience and knowledge gained and the size and complexity of the business area.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
ACA or CIMA qualified (or equivalent)
Minimum of [4-6] years of broad financial experience, preferably in the E&P industry
Good knowledge of SAP

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