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Financial Accountant - Construction

Job Title: Financial Accountant - Construction
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
REF: SM 280118 FNA_1555085281
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

Top-Calibre Financial Accountant required for a large construction company in Hertfordshire.
Over the last ten years this business have gone through a very impressive period of growth are fast becoming one of the most recognisable names in the Hertfordshire / London region.

Key Responsibilities:
-Complete and review the monthly management accounts for four companies within the business.
-Monthly P&L reviews (including detailed gross profit, wages, contract revenue/cost and overhead analysis) and responsible for the collation, review and challenge of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
-Responsible for maintaining the companies' sales and purchase ledgers, including:
Coding and entering purchase ledger invoices and dealing with any invoice queries by liaising with internal management and suppliers.
Raising supplier payments and updating the cash flow forecast and cash movement schedule on a monthly basis.
Raising sales invoices/certifications and allocating receipts to invoices. Resolving any sales invoice queries by liaising with internal management and customers.

-Performing bank reconciliations on a regular basis.
-Help lead the monthly financial close process.
-Development of monthly management packs and internal KPI's and MI.
-Liaising with quantity surveyors and operational teams regarding the financial performance of both contracts and companies.
-Submission of quarterly VAT returns to HMRC for companies responsible for and dealing with any HMRC correspondence including VAT registrations, VAT return queries, etc.
-Production of annual budgets and quarterly reforecasts. Helping with additional budgetary tasks.
-Production of year-end audit pack and resolving any audit queries.
-Ad-hoc tasks/projects.

This would suit a Qualified Accountant /QBE with excellent communication skills, confident enough to go into the business and make changes where required. At least 3 years' experience in a similar role would be preferred and a background in the construction / property industry would be ideal.

Due to the ambitious nature of the business, the ideal candidate will be progressive, forward-thinking and someone able to come in and make an instant impact in the finance team. This would also be a great move for an individual looking to take their first step in to industry as the role would offer wide exposure across the business.

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