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Financial Accountant

  • Job reference: CS-002134
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Worcester

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This position is part of the SSF’s Accounting team. The role encompasses a range of financial and management accounting activities. These include general ledger management, capital expenditure accounting/control, inter-company reconciliations and preparation of management accounts, budgets and forecasts for the SSF.

Responsible to: Head of Accounting & Financial Controller

Key Relationships

• Other members of the SSF’s Accounting department.
• Other departments within the SSF.
• The broader Atkins finance community.
• Operational staff throughout the Group.

This role will be a four month FTC



Job Description

• Preparation/ review of the SSF’s monthly management accounts, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts.
• Management of the SSF’s balance sheet, including review of general ledger reconciliations.
• Management of the UK CAPEX process, including review of monthly reports and analyses.
• Management of the inter-company reconciliation and monthly intercompany auto-trading processes (over 75 entities).
• Project work, including the redesign of the intercompany reconciliation process.

Requirements
Essential

• An accounting qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) plus some post qualification experience.
• Intermediate level Microsoft Excel skills, including use of pivot tables, lookups and other functions.

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
• Effective communication skills; able to engage with and influence staff at all levels.

• Well organised – skilled in prioritising own workload and that of the team.
• Able to mix effective team management with ‘hands on’ involvement and ad hoc projects.

Desirable

• A working knowledge of JD Edwards and HFM would be an advantage.
• Some experience of managing people, including coaching and developing staff.
• Previously experience of implementing a new process would be an advantage.

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device: https://www.yourrewardatkins.com

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

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