Ref - Financial Controller/Finance Business Partner/Commercial Accountant – Ref 5811

Financial Controller/Finance Business Partner/Commercial Accountant

Experienced Accountant with a continuous record in driving profitability, ensuring organisations are accurately informed and has had major roles in key decision-making to both develop and achieve business goals. Proactive and committed, strives to learn all operational aspects of the business to make informed, intuitive decisions. ACCA and AAT qualified. Seeking new opportunity in Lincoln or remotely.
  • Prepare monthly cash flow forecast and hold regular contract meetings with client to ensure all invoices are paid and timely resolution of issues
  • Coordinate and review each profit & loss account, balance sheet reconciliation & explanations of key variances
  • Attend monthly meetings with CEO, reporting on the contract’s financial and operating performance
  • Finance lead in bidding for new contracts
  • Prepare financial reports for the investment committee to evaluate proposals, including forecasting profit and loss, cash flows, potential risks, risk mitigation proposals, and ROI
  • Lead preparation of the contract’s annual budget, ensuring it meets financial targets, making adjustments, and presenting to directors
  • Each month, review and sign off payroll for a large number of employees
  • Analysing shift patterns & overtime rates, forecasting demand, and communicating this to department managers, creating incentives to ensure correct rates – improving contract profits
  • Involved in the mobilisation & demobilisation of contracts including reviewing TUPE information
  • Prepare interim and annual financial statements
  • Act as key out of hours contact and strategist throughout Covid working rule changes
  • Act as key point of contact for external auditors, providing timely information and answers to queries
  • Spearheaded creation of a successful new peer support network for new starters
  • Recently involved in managing costs and mitigating financial risk during the implementation of a new system
  • Updated rolling forecasts for each department for actual positions and held monthly forecast meetings with department heads to discuss any changes to their forecast
  • Prepared detailed annual budgets
  • Consolidated department forecasts
  • Prepared interim and annual published financial statements
  • Calculated costs of any additional work the contract undertook, ensuring it made correct profit levels
  • Evolved standard reporting to be more comprehensive and clearer on spending and forecasting, making department heads more accountable and the contracts more profitable
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