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.
Assistant Commercial Accountant
Kier Workplace Services (KWS) are looking to recruit an Assistant Commercial Accountant to be based in our office in Basingstoke.
The role involves assisting with the preparation of financial reports to help improve efficiency and transparency throughout the business as well as to accurately show the performance of the business.
The post holder will support the wider finance team in ensuring compliance and governance across all financial activities.
Reporting : Support to the FM wide cash forecasts & working Capital (Work In Progress and Debt) reporting in line with the local and Kier group requirements.
Ensure key risks are highlighted and opportunities maximized across the division.
Working capital improvement : support the business in working capital improvement activities. Using business knowledge and overview gained in central role to drive best practice.
Relationships : Along with the FP&A manager build relationship with FSSC Treasury and Kier group to ensure mutual understanding of all requirements and compliance to all corporate deadlines with meaningful and insightful reporting.
QR : support the FP&A manager in the consolidation and analysis of the QR including liaising with the commercial finance and operation teams to provide meaningful variance analysis and drive the business to achieve its strategic objectives /
Monthly Reporting : Support the FP&A manager in the consolidation and analysis of the monthly results. Including insightful commentary and delivering all Kier corporate requirements.
Overheads : Support to FP&A manager in financial management of the FM central overheads.
Ad-hoc : To provide wider finance team with financial and operational information on an ad hoc basis to support operational decision.
BI and Management Information : Lead on the system and process improvements needed in KWS to improve the quality and accuracy of management information and business performance reporting.
Support the FD in KWS wider central activities an KWS wide activities at key times : e.g. Support the intercompany agreements for FM
Business improvement : Support to finance business partners on improving the quality of all project accounting, end of life forecasting and commercial support to operations.
Ensure a culture of continuous improvement is embedded within the business, challenging and defining new processes to make things more effective and efficient
KWS level disputes and Claims Support the FP&A manager & finance director on ad-hoc commercial claims and disputes
Key Skills and Qualifications
Qualified Accountant ideally withexperience of the FM industry
Knowledge of FTE listed businessgovernance and reporting
IFRS knowledge and awareness
Strong presentation skills ability to tailor reporting to the audience and present complex finance data atBoard level.
Experience of presenting at board level.
Must have the ability to work withincomplete data to make informed decisions
Analytical skills to turn data’into information’.
Strong presentation skills ability to tailor reporting to the audience and present complex finance data atBoard level
Good Excel skills
Attention to detail
Capable of working to strict anddemanding deadlines
Good communication skills
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Kier Group UKFull TimePermanent