Commercial/Project Accountant - PE backed

  • Location

    Harrogate, North Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

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  • Salary:

    £50000 - £55000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Regan

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Our client are a private equity backed business based in Harrogate who have just set out a remarkable 10 year growth plan where they intend to increase their turnover by a minimum of 25%.

The next few years are going to be their busiest yet and in order to achieve their goals, they need to expand their established finance team and to diversify the skillsets within it. They are therefore looking for an experienced Commerical/Project Accountant to join their team. The role will report directly into a highly experienced CFO offering excellent exposure across the entire business and to the Board.

The business plans to grow organically but also through an acquisition strategy and this role will therefore be extremely varied and will constantly grow and change as the business goes through this exciting transition period. Alongside supporting with projects surrounding these pending acquisitions, there is a key immediate project to support with surrounding a system upgrade.

The role will currently contain the following responsibilities however these are subject to change as the business diversifies:

-Support the CFO with project managing a Microsoft Dynamics 365 systems upgrade
-Scope, review and improve all financial and commercial systems in place
-Project accounting duties for potential acquisitions on the horizon offering guidance and support across any commercial decisions
-Preparation of reporting and analysis to support these commercial projects
-Develop key costing models to looking at cost savings initiatives for the business
-Budgeting and forecasting across all projects
-Finance business partnering with all the departments heads including high level stake holder management
-Monitor and report on overhead costs
-Become the CFO's right hand person to support with any key commercial decisions, providing effective analysis to support with any challenging conversations

You will need to be a qualified accountant who has a commercial finance background where you have worked on numerous and varied projects across a few different industries. You must be extremely strong around systems and experience using Microsoft Dynamics 365 would be a huge benefit but not essential.

You must be a confident and articulate communicator who is not afraid to challenge senior stakeholders in the right way when required. You will be commercially focused in your approach and any experience working within a PE backed business would be highly advantageous.

Please contact Lucy Regan for further information.

To apply please send your CV, quoting our reference and specifying which website you saw this position advertised on. Due to the high volume of applications please accept that if we have not responded to your application within seven days, your application has not been successful.

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