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Job Title: Accountant
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
REF: MTF14955_1563810394
Contact Name: Matt Funge
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Watford, Hertfordshire
£40,000 - £50,000 + Benefits

A fantastic opportunity has come up with a major construction client based in Watford for a financially astute Accountant to join their extensive financial team. The successful candidate will be an experienced accountant (Qualified or Part Qualified considered), and also be able to demonstrate strong analytical skills with the ability to identify and suggest solutions to issues wherever necessary. Good knowledge and skills with Microsoft Excel are also required.

Job purpose
The job will involve a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities including, but not limited to providing financial input and advice in order to support various projects related to infrastructure services. The role will serve as an intermediary between central finance teams and other project teams (as required), including with the preparation of financial forecasts which are due quarterly.

Key responsibilities
* Provide assistance to the Regional Finance Business Partner in the timely and accurate completion of monthly financial information
* Assist the Regional Finance Business Partner in continuous improvement of processes by sharing best practice
* Develop detailed knowledge of the relevant project financials and support the finance team in monthly forecast and reporting
* Assist with financial queries from contract teams by closely liaising with the central finance team
* Detailed review of contracts
* Initiate cost transfers between contracts ensuring accuracy of local P&Ls
* Partner local team with the month end closures

Knowledge & experience
* Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
* Good Microsoft Excel skills (Pivots, key formulas - Vlookups)
* Good knowledge of accounting systems and accounting standards and double entry
* Good time management to ensure that deadlines are met
* Ability to solve problems, to prioritise and multi-task
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills gained in a fast-paced working environment
* Adaptive and resilient skillset, enthusiastic and resourceful individual
* Comfortable working within a team

Desirable experience/skills
* Experience in Construction industry

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