Management Accountant

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Our client is a well-respected private Group of companies operating within the Construction / House Building Sector and ideally situated in Staffordshire close to Litchfield.

Following a period of expansion, FRS have been enlisted to assist with the recruitment of a experienced (and ideally qualified) Management Accountant / Finance Manager to join the business.

Reporting into the Financial Controller, this position will operate as the No 3 in the Finance Dept

Purpose of the Role:

• Provide finance support to the Regional Financial Controller/Director through the production of timely and accurate management and financial information
Key Responsibilities:
Month End Accounting
• Assist Financial Controller with preparation of the monthly management accounts for the region within agreed timescales provide by group;
• Undertake regional balance sheet reconciliations and own the resolution of issues;
• Process journals and ensure appropriate approvals are in place;
• Support the review of all budget and forecast variances through the production of monthly variance reports
• Cash Management
• Support the regions cash forecasting through the coordination of all aspects of cash reporting and the identification of risks and opportunities for both revenue and cost
• Support the preparation of regional reviews by providing timely cash reporting and variance analysis at a regional and site level
• Work closely with the QS’s and Site Teams to understand the cash requirements of a scheme to ensure all forecasting is robust and sites’ cash usage is understood and progresses as planned
• Work with the Commercial department to ensure the robust forecasting of grant funding and payments from Registered Providers, including the tracking and reclaim of retentions
• Support the central finance team and treasury with all adhoc cash reporting requests and provide the team with timely and accurate information
Profit Management
• Update sales price analysis on a weekly basis and provide the regional management team with a forward forecast of price variance based upon current sales releases and achieved prices. Identify risks and opportunities
• Support and challenge the sales team in the forecasting of legal completions in order to identify opportunities for over delivery and risks of under-delivery.
• Produce reports on monthly marketing spend by site versus budget/forecast and review with sales teams to challenge and reforecast. Identify opportunities for savings.
• Support the monthly / quarterly site review process by providing financial information at a site level against CapEx, Budget and Forecast for all schemes;
• Support the reforecast process and annual budgeting process
• Support the annual year-end audit process
Management Information

• Collation of ad hoc reporting information as and when requested by senior management;
• Produce and maintain other finance specific reports in relation to sales security, stock, sales type analysis and cost tracking
• Prepare monthly Build WIP Analysis and use this to aid in setting and actively controlling WIP on site to within the threshold levels
• Support the Partnerships and Land department with financial modelling for new opportunities
• Perform any other reasonable ad-hoc duties as required
Skills and Abilities
• Qualified Accountant (No Post Qualified Experience required) or Part Qualified Accountant
• Excellent verbal and written presentation skills
• Advanced Excel skills
• Excellent IT skills
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Able to prioritise own workload and manage time in order to meet deadlines

• Experience of delivering timely, accurate and concise reporting
• Experience of construction preferable (not essential)
• Experience of budgeting, cost control and management reporting
Key Attributes:

• Self-motivated with a can-do attitude
• Enthusiastic
• Flexible & adaptable
• Good verbal and written communicator
• Ability to work both alone and as part of a team and across functions
• Resilient