Kier Workplace Services provides specialist teams and technology solutions to help plan, manage and improve our clients’ workplaces.
This provides our clients with access to solutions not readily available in their own organisations. It also enables our clients to focus on their core business, while Kier takes care of the rest.
Our key clients include the Royal Opera House, Royal Shakespeare Company, Legal and General, Kent County Council, Oldham Council, BAE and the London Borough of Southwark.
We also work with a number of schools and academies, the Welsh Government and hold a major contract with the NHS in Yorkshire and Humber.
Kier Workplace Services (KWS) are looking to recruit a Financial Accountant to be based in our offices in Basingstoke.
The post holder will become a key member of the KWS Finance team responsible for the financial reporting, compliance & governance and functional transformation activity across the KWS business.
Lead the consolidated financial reporting for KWS.
Delivery of all KWS management and statutory accounting requirements.
Ensure compliance with all local & Kier group policies and IAS & regulatory requirements across KWS.
In conjunction with the lead Finance Business Partners and FP&A manager, development and implementation of the functional strategy as aligned to KWS’ strategy
Implementation and maintenance of relevant controls and governance to ensure the Business Stream complies with legal, regulatory, Kier Group and KWS standards and policies in the financial arena
Develop (with operational & functional management), implement and monitor relevant targets and improvement plans at Business Stream and contract / project level to ensure targets are met or exceeded
Ensure the finance team (both directly managed and virtual) is sufficient in capability and capacity to deliver its role.
Line manage part of the local team to maximise performance and develop employees in line with their aspirations and potential.
Ensure key risks are highlighted and visible to the business, with mitigation plans developed, implemented and monitored
Ensure that continuous improvement plans and schedules are developed and deployed effectively to improve the cost and performance of the finance function and the Business Streams.
Ensure best practice is shared and implemented.
Develop appropriate customer relationships within the Business, wider Group and with external advisors. Lead, where necessary, financial discussions to achieve a positive outcome for KWS
Key Skills and Qualifications
Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA orCIMA), or in exceptional circumstances part-qualified with extensive reportingand business experience in a well-controlled environment
Strong knowledge of IFRSparticularly with regard to revenue recognition and contract accounting,including knowledge of potential changes and their implications.
Knowledge of Kier systems andprocesses
Experience of delivery of changemanagement and process / continuous improvement
Experience of statutory reportingin a complex PLC business environment
Experience of governancerequirements of listed companies (preferably in a multi-site environment)
Strong knowledge of B2B servicesand project businesses gained in a variety of roles
Strong ability to influencestakeholders within and outside the business through a range of techniques
Strong presentation skills, bothwritten and verbal, including a good ability to communicate financial conceptsto non-financial people
People management and developmentexperience, demonstrating the ability to create a high performing team and apositive culture
High level of integrity andresilience
Ability to set objectives, takepersonal responsibility and work towards objectives with limited supervisionand direction
Role model the Kier values ofcollaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking
Focus on problem solving ratherthan apportioning blame
Comfortable in holding senior andmore junior staff to account in a professional manner
Please note the successful candidate willbe subject to a DBS check
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Kier Group UKFull TimePermanent