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Corporate Services Management Accountant

  • Job reference: GDH000006
  • Sector: Management Consultancy, Support Services
  • Location: Bangalore

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Atkins is one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.
As of 2016, Atkins is UK's largest engineering consultancy and the world's 11th largest global design firm. It employs approximately 18,000 staff based in 300 offices across 29 countries and has undertaken projects in over 150 countries

 

Job Title

Corporate Services Management Accountant

 

Job Description

  • This new role is in the offshored team within the Finance Shared Services function of an international engineering & design consultancy company. 
  • The shared services team will be co-located with several hundred fee-earning staff in a professional business environment.       
  • This position is within the Corporate Services accounting team. 
  • The role will report to the Corporate Services Senior Management Accountant in Bangalore and the Corporate Services Financial Controller based in the UK .
  • The main activities concern management accounting, budget and forecast preparation and recharging for the Corporate centre.
  • This new position is a great opportunity for the right person to make a positive impact on a dynamic business.  



Requirements

Qualifications

  • Batchelor’s degree
  • Qualified in a recognised professional accountancy qualification.  This role would suit a candidate with around three years’ post-qualification experience.  Excellent candidates with less experience would be considered.

Essential Criteria

  • The candidate must have management accounts and budgeting experience.
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including use and set-up of Pivot tables.
  • Good English skills – written and verbal communication.
  • Strong Reconciliation skills.
  • Experience of an accounting software package.

Desirable Criteria

  • Good working knowledge of JD Edwards accounting software
  • Basic/ intermediate Microsoft Access database skills.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the Corporate Services Financial Controller, Senior Management Accountant and budget holders to prepare annual budgets and quarterly re-forecasts of cost, recovery and cashflow, providing analysis of data.
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts for Corporate Services departments.
  • Posting monthly recharges and dealing with business queries.
  • Communication with non-financial staff, in particular ensure that they understand and comply, as appropriate, with Group systems, procedures and policies.
  • Liaison on a monthly basis with budget holders to discuss variances of actual cost to budget/forecasts costs.
  • Reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Monthly tasks including timesheet management, staff allocations, creating job memos, raising capex forms, raising purchase orders and invoice resolution.
  • Ensuring timely approval and payment of consolidated supplier invoices.
  • Ad hoc projects e.g. evaluation and incorporation into forecasts of impact of new initiatives, projects and contracts etc.

The Individual

  • Sound analytical skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines and take responsibility - must be able to identify the deadline for a piece of work to be completed e.g. period end and take responsibility for ensuring that the deadline is achieved
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels.
  • Organised - they must be able to work in a structured way demonstrating an audit trail.
  • Good Attention to detail.
  • Team Player – as a small team it will be necessary to cover colleagues’ workload

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.  These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.  We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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