Finance Business Partner- Management Accounting-Reporting

Recruiter
Rullion Limited
Location
Oxfordshire
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Jun 2024
Closes
29 Jun 2024
Job Title
Accountant
Category
Accountancy
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

UKAEA is leading the drive to put fusion energy on the grid, to give the world a new form of long–term, sustainable low–carbon electricity. At their sites at Culham, Oxfordshire and Rotherham, South Yorkshire, they have a rapidly growing workforce to fulfil their expanding programme of research, focused on delivering the UK's first fusion prototype power plant by 2040.

We are Looking for a Finance Business Partner – focused onManagement Accounting and Reporting

Finance Business Partners within a major programme or central team, provide a key role in supporting the delivery of business objectives. Providing planning & analysis, accounting, reporting and costing support to inform decision making and drive financial performance.

Whether providing financial input into a new business case or closing the monthly accounts, accuracy, timeliness, collaboration and understanding of performance essential.

Accountabilities:

  • Review and analyse performance, producing reports and commentary for individual project managers and business unit management to enable monitoring of profitability against budget and recommend corrective action if required.
  • To provide costing information into project managers and finance review of proposals as required, to enable bids and contracts to be issued on a timely basis.
  • Preparation and analysis of month end accounts, ensuring accurate recognition of expenditure & revenue in accordance with UKAEA financial policy. Working closely with your business area and in collaboration with the broader finance team.
  • Support the business budgeting and forecast processes, build productive relationship with project managers and senior managers to enable the creation of robust budgets and periodic forecasts at project and at a consolidated business unit level.
  • To produce formal financial customer reports and liaise with auditors (UK and European) in order to facilitate payment for work performed.
  • Support the maintenance of a robust control environment, including responsibility for relevant balance sheet accounts appropriate to the business area, such as prepayments, accruals, Work in Progress, Income in Advance are fully reconciled with adequate supporting documentation available for audit purposes.
  • Liaise with the Capital Project Accountant over the reporting of capital expenditure and associated commentary to ensure clarity as to spending and reasons for variances

Support finance wide initiatives, such as testing of new reports & upgrades

Qualifications:

  • At least part–qualified, qualified by experience, or working towards a qualification in a relevant professional accounting body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

Experience Required:

  • Experience of commercial accounting and project costing and forecasting
  • Experience of working closely with business teams in a "business partner" capacity
  • To understand the principles of revenue recognition
  • To have an appreciation of multi–funding control requirements
  • Highly proficient in Excel and have experience of an ERP accounting system Unit 4 (Agresso) would be an advantage
  • Able to work on occasion to challenging timescales while still ensuring accuracy
  • Team player

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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