Business Accountant (0.6-0.8 FTE)

Posted 01 July 2024
Salary pension, healthcare, gym membership
Job type Permanent
DisciplinePermanent Recruitment
Contact NameMonika Gajda

Job description

On behalf of our Client, a well-established energy company specialising in providing wind and solar power to industrial and commercial markets, we are looking to recruit a Business Accountant (part time 0.6-0.8 FTE ) to join their Inverness Team on a permanent basis.

The fundamental purpose of the Business Accountant is to support decision making through accurate management and statutory financial reporting (monthly, quarterly and annual), maintenance of key stakeholder relationships as a result of prompt invoicing and payment and supporting compliance with regulatory requirements.

The successful post holder will understand value chains and the importance of accurate, timely, and relevant analysis. They will also hold a broad knowledge of business controls and processes and can apply these independently, seeking support where required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Correct financial accounting and management accounting for the Profit and Loss statement and Balance Sheet (including explained analyses of fluctuations compared to previous period) both on IFRS basis and UK GAAP.

  • Monthly financial analysis of actuals vs budget and last year to drive performance of the business and challenge the asset managers.

  • Analysis of costs to support VFM and tracking business optimisation initiatives

  • Supporting preparation of the multi-year budgets

  • Providing monthly, quarterly and (h)year-end closings in close consultation with Financial Transactions, Financial Accounting, Business Control and Group Accounting

  • Running the payroll process, ensuring accuracy and that all necessary submissions are completed.

  • Assisting in all UK tax processes (including VAT, Corporation Tax, PAYE)

  • Supporting efficient audits and timely filing of statutory accounts.

  • Stakeholder engagement - raising sales invoices, resolving payment issues, following up on invoicing of internal assets with trading partner

Skills/ Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience; newly qualified candidates with 2-3 years of experience are encouraged to apply

  • Educated to bachelor level or through experience

  • Previous exposure to SAP S4H is not required however would be advantageous

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Effective communicator

  • Highly motivated

  • Team player who is also capable of working autonomously /independently within operational frameworks and general policies, whilst contributing to and thriving as part of several teams

  • Ability to multitask and prioritise; ability to change priorities quickly, critically appraise situations and provide constructive feedback

  • Strong financial acumen, logical and methodical thinking style, commercial astuteness and a flexible working style

Other requirements:

  • Proven right to work in the UK

  • Ability to undertake occasional travel to the group headquarters based in Europe

Employment benefits:

  • Competitive salary reviewed regularly and benchmarked against industry

  • Bonus opportunity

  • Full healthcare

  • Emplyoyer's pension contribution

  • 30 days annual leave + public holidays

  • Gym membership

  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements

If you feel that you are well suited to the above opportunity and would like to find out more then please contact Orion Group for more information or apply by forwarding your current CV quoting reference PR/072055.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.