Financial Accountant

1.     JOB DETAILS

 

Job Holder

 

Job Title               

Financial Accountant

Immediate MANAGER        

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER – FUEL ACCOUNTING

   

 

2.   JOB PURPOSE

 

The Financial Accountant role is responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and management of the finance function for 3 subsidiary companies and for various month end accounting tasks, assisting with setting of budgets and other activities. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to assist in the process of building control through a rapidly growing business and identifying efficiencies throughout the department. This role will be also be involved with assisting in the month end Fuel accounting reconciliation and margin analysis for the main Operating company of Motor Fuel Group (MFG).

The Financial Accountant reports to the Financial Controller – Fuel Accounting and is required to effectively communicate and co-ordinate with senior MFG management, and all other head office departments and personnel.

The Financial Accountant will assist the Finance Department as required with various ad hoc financial accounting, analytical and reporting tasks. The Financial Accountant may also be required to assist other departments with financial and administrative activities from time to time.

 

 

3.  Organisation Chart Group

Director, Group Financial Control

 

4.   MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage key balance sheet accounts and be responsible for all financial accounting entries and operational queries relating to those areas.
  • Carry month-end and year-end close process
  • Fuel accounting reconciliation and margin analysis for the main Operating company
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Managing maintenance of effective electronic and hardcopy filing systems
  • Support development of best practice
  • Updating policies and procedures in line with legislation
  • Perform other ad hoc duties as required (for accounts and other departments)

 

5.   WORK CONTEXT

 

The post is based at MFG’s Head office in St. Albans but some business travel may be required from time to time.  Additional hours may also be required to be worked from time to time over the contracted working hours to ensure that needs of the business are met. 

 

6.   LEVEL OF AUTONOMY AND DECISION-MAKING

The post holder is required to make decisions on their areas of responsibility detailed in 4 above.  The post holder has a zero limit for revenue expenditure and capital expenditure.

7.   COMMUNICATIONS

Other main internal contacts of the post are:

  • CFO
  • Finance Directors
  • Director, Group Financial Control
  • Financial Controller - Reporting
  • Accounts Department
  • Regional Managers
  • Other Head Office Personnel

The main external contacts of the post are:

  • Contract Managers
  • Third Party Suppliers
  • Relationship Banks

A variety of communication methods will be used

8.   COMPLEXITY

The main sources of complexity are:

  • To co-ordinate workload to achieve complimentary and competing deadlines.
  • To ensure that processes are scalable with the expansion of the business.

9.   KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

1.     JOB DETAILS

 

Job Holder

 

Job Title               

Financial Accountant

Immediate MANAGER        

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER – FUEL ACCOUNTING

   

 

2.   JOB PURPOSE

 

The Financial Accountant role is responsible for assisting with the co-ordination and management of the finance function for 3 subsidiary companies and for various month end accounting tasks, assisting with setting of budgets and other activities. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to assist in the process of building control through a rapidly growing business and identifying efficiencies throughout the department. This role will be also be involved with assisting in the month end Fuel accounting reconciliation and margin analysis for the main Operating company of Motor Fuel Group (MFG).

The Financial Accountant reports to the Financial Controller – Fuel Accounting and is required to effectively communicate and co-ordinate with senior MFG management, and all other head office departments and personnel.

The Financial Accountant will assist the Finance Department as required with various ad hoc financial accounting, analytical and reporting tasks. The Financial Accountant may also be required to assist other departments with financial and administrative activities from time to time.

 

 

3.  Organisation Chart Group

Director, Group Financial Control

 

4.   MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Manage key balance sheet accounts and be responsible for all financial accounting entries and operational queries relating to those areas.
  • Carry month-end and year-end close process
  • Fuel accounting reconciliation and margin analysis for the main Operating company
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Managing maintenance of effective electronic and hardcopy filing systems
  • Support development of best practice
  • Updating policies and procedures in line with legislation
  • Perform other ad hoc duties as required (for accounts and other departments)

 

5.   WORK CONTEXT

 

The post is based at MFG’s Head office in St. Albans but some business travel may be required from time to time.  Additional hours may also be required to be worked from time to time over the contracted working hours to ensure that needs of the business are met. 

 

6.   LEVEL OF AUTONOMY AND DECISION-MAKING

The post holder is required to make decisions on their areas of responsibility detailed in 4 above.  The post holder has a zero limit for revenue expenditure and capital expenditure.

7.   COMMUNICATIONS

Other main internal contacts of the post are:

  • CFO
  • Finance Directors
  • Director, Group Financial Control
  • Financial Controller - Reporting
  • Accounts Department
  • Regional Managers
  • Other Head Office Personnel

The main external contacts of the post are:

  • Contract Managers
  • Third Party Suppliers
  • Relationship Banks

A variety of communication methods will be used

8.   COMPLEXITY

The main sources of complexity are:

  • To co-ordinate workload to achieve complimentary and competing deadlines.
  • To ensure that processes are scalable with the expansion of the business.

9.   KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

=         Professional accounting qualification.

=         A good understanding of month end reporting.

=         Experience and exposure to a multi-site environment.

=         Effective communication skills; verbal, electronic and written.

=         Highly computer literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

=         Experience of Netsuite accounting package would be useful but not essential.

=         Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and to work to deadlines.

=         Ability to achieve targets whilst maintaining accuracy.

=         Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.

=         Analytical and problem solving skills.

=         Excellent numeracy skills.

=         Rational decision making.

=         Strategic thinking.

=         A flexible approach to achieving team priorities and ability to work under tight reporting deadlines.

=         Professional accounting qualification.

=         A good understanding of month end reporting.

=         Experience and exposure to a multi-site environment.

=         Effective communication skills; verbal, electronic and written.

=         Highly computer literate with excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

=         Experience of Netsuite accounting package would be useful but not essential.

=         Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and to work to deadlines.

=         Ability to achieve targets whilst maintaining accuracy.

=         Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and external contacts.

=         Analytical and problem solving skills.

=         Excellent numeracy skills.

=         Rational decision making.

=         Strategic thinking.

=         A flexible approach to achieving team priorities and ability to work under tight reporting deadlines.