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Senior Management Accountant/ Finance Business Partener

  • Location Oxfordshire
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH126916

A fast growing client of ours based in Oxfordshire are recruiting for a Senior Management Accountants/Finance Business Partner to join their brand new finance team.

The Senior Management Accountant will be reporting into the Financial Controller and will provide high quality, proactive and business-aware financial support to service areas. You will perform all aspects of management accounting, financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation in collaboration with the organisations business partners.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate and sound management reporting to assist with key decision making
  • Analyse financial information identifying trends to help drive business profitability and growth
  • Effectively business partner with operational Heads of Service to ensure performance is monitored, drivers understood and mitigations put in place as appropriate. Constructively challenge as needed
  • Play an active role in the month end process producing month end journals and reconciliations, establishing a clear audit trail
  • Contribute to the annual budgeting and quarterly reforecasting process
  • Ensure compliance with all financial regulations and policies
  • Assist with the provision of finance transactional support for both companies
  • Be the liaison with the City Council Financial Accounts team
  • Attend service area management team meetings as directed
  • Support the year end process, dealing with audit queries in a timely manner to facilitate timely completion of statutory accounts

Essential

  • Finalist or Newly qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA/CIPFA)
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to facilitate business partnering
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Team player with the ability to establish strong relationships

Desirable

  • Good working knowledge of Agresso
  • Background in Local Authority and/or Local Authority Trading Company environment
  • Demonstrable business partnering experience