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Management Accountant FTC

  • Job reference: TR-002165
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Potters Bar
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Who are we?


Atkins, Balfour Beatty and Egis Road Operations UK We are part of a consortium, creating Connect Plus Services, a unique partnership with a collective strength in highways asset care from finance, through to design, build, maintenance as well as day to day operation.


As part of our 30-year remit to manage and improve the capital’s orbital motorway network, we deliver major improvement projects, such widening 38 miles of the M25, refurbishing tunnels and bridges, and installing hundreds of variable messaging signs and gantries, helping to maximise the use of the network and deliver more reliable journeys. We also manage the Dartford River crossing, and operate and maintain 440 kilometres of motorway providing our customer and road user with a world-class highway service.


We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.



We are currently looking for an experience Management Accountant to join us working out of our South Mimms office on a 9 – 12 month fixed term contract.

Main Purpose of the Job:


The main purpose is to assist the Financial Controller in the management of the Finance function, primarily with regards to the control of a number of costs centres (to be agreed) within the business, and reporting thereon, to the satisfaction of the Financial Controller.


Key Responsibilities/Duties:


·         Assist various cost centre managers (to be agreed) in the controlling of costs within their respective cost centres.

·         Building efficient and effective working relationships with these mainly non-Finance proficient staff to assist them as required in the financial control and understanding of their departments.

·         Produce management accounts and other analysis / reports for these cost centres in order to ensure that the business can interpret and understand the complex and challenging issues that it faces.

·         Work with the other Management Accountant(s) to ensure that the Financial accounts are produced accurately and timely, with proper controls particularly with regards to Balance Sheet reconciliations.

·         Assist the Financial Controller in the production of innovative and insightful analysis of the business, and in the control of efficient and effective systems within the department.

·         Maintain the cash flow register and bi-weekly and monthly forecasting requirements.

·         Raise invoices, maintain and monitor the aged debtors.

·         Control bank payments and processing ensuring payments made in line with expectations.

·         Prepare the quarterly VAT returns.

·         Maintain awareness of and compliance with the Integrated Management System.

·         Support systems maintenance and reconciliations.

·         Ensure that dealings with others at work, both internally and externally are conducted in line with the policies on Diversity & Equality and Dignity at Work.

·         Ensure that holiday and sickness cover is provided for other members of the finance team.

·         Carry out any other relevant duties as required within the Department, or as required by your line manager.


Qualifications / Skills / Experience:


·         Experience in producing Finance reports and accounts, and working closely with senior managers.

·         Good team management skills and have experience of working collaboratively within a team to achieve joint goals and objectives.

·         A service outlook to how Finance operates within the business

·         Previous experience of balance sheet reconciliations, management accounts write ups and controlled reporting within the team.

·         Substantial experience in producing finance reports and accounts.

·         Qualified accountant desirable or Qualified by experience.


Personal attributes:


·         Ability to communicate effectively with line manager, senior management, shared service centre, other staff, and third parties.

·         Ability to build effective and efficient relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

·         High level of Integrity.

·         Ability to control processes, procedures, and costs effectively without compromising good working relationships within the business.

·         Good verbal and written communication skills.


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