Management Accountant/Overhead Analyst Crawley with some hybrid working6 month contract £24.00/hr PAYE or £245.00/day Umbrella The position of an Overheads and Functional Analyst is to provide professional financial support to the HDV Reporting & Control Manager, Functional Controllers and Function Managers. The role will involve liaising with various stakeholders through the business to understand, challenge and report the overheads and headcount of the business. You will be involved in month end, budgeting and forecasting. You will play a pivotal role in providing accurate, timely and reliable overhead and cost information and analysis to senior management, along with supporting analysis and commentary to help aid their decision making. This role is a rare chance for a highly motivated individual to take on a role that has fantastic potential to expand and develop to cover further areas of the business. Principal Relationships: • HDV Reporting Manager • Corporate Functional Controllers • Financial Directors, Controllers and Directors of UK Businesses • Cost Centre Managers • Shared Accounting Services team • Finance Director HQ (Government Finance) • UK Operations team • External Auditors Key Responsibilities and Tasks: • Lead monthly overhead, headcount and DLU (Direct Labour Utilisation) reviews with department managers, ensure control of overhead costs, comparisons between actual and budget, defining actions and ensuring resolutions. Ensure details are documented to comply with Internal Compliance Questionnaire (ICQ) requirements. • Challenge managers with regards to financial performance against targets, budgets and KPIs and support action setting and decision making. • Responsible for the preparation and review of monthly Cost By Nature (CBN) and Functional Cost Report (FCR) reports, including commentary and analysis as may be requested by Group, UK or business management. • Support the overhead multi-year budget (MYB) process. • Support the overhead reforecasting process and preparation of regular rolling headcount forecast • Provide information on headcount evolution • Provide specific analytical reports to cost centre managers. • Responsible for the preparation and posting of journal vouchers, including accruals, prepayments, corrections etc. • Review of journal voucher postings made by the Shared Accounting Services team and preparation of additional accruals or adjustments as required. • Escalate risks and opportunities to the appropriate level of management in a timely manner. • Ensure departmental deadlines and commitments are achieved. • Ad hoc tasks, reporting and analysis as required by the cost centre managers, HDV Reporting & Control Manager, Function Controller and / or Finance Director. • Support the preparation of monthly Business Operational Review (BOR) reporting pack, including commentary and analysis as may be requested by Group, UK or business management. Key performance Indicators against Responsibilities and Tasks: 12 month KPIs: • To provide all required information in an accurate, timely and reliable manner. • To ensure all cost centre reviews are undertaken as required, understand the outcomes and present to the Finance Director. • To challenge managers with regard to overhead performance, highlighting key areas of risk. • Management of the overheads MYB process, ensuring all deadlines are achieved. • Have a good understanding of the business. • Build a good working relationship with stakeholders
Skills - Essential:
Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA)
Strong analytical skills, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
Robust and reliable, capable of implementing controls, changes and new systems
Solid Excel and financial modelling skills
Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both within finance and across the wider business.
Self-motivated person with the ability to work to tight deadlines both as part of a team and as an individual.
Ability to deal with change and work in a continuously improving environment. Desirable: Exposure to ERP systems Exposure to TM1/Cognos Values & Behaviours: • Customer Trust - Work as partners with our customers to understand their issues, anticipate their needs and find solutions together. Building customer trust. Work to achieve long-term customer satisfaction by delivering on our promises and assuring the quality of our solutions and services. Be considered as a trusted partner. • Share responsibilities in a culture of loyalty, partnership and transparency. Encourage solidarity and cooperation at every level of the organisation. • Accountable & Committed to Excellence - Act responsibly by making realistic commitments and delivering on our promises. Strive to achieve excellence by acting with integrity, loyalty, accountability and professionalism in everything we do. Commit to excellence. Thrive on constructive criticism and learn as much from our failures as we do from our successes. • Agile & Innovative - Continually improve quality and work more efficiently. Be ready to take risks, always demonstrating leadership, deciding quickly and acting on decisions immediately. Strive to build on new ideas to achieve a competitive advantage. Financial / Budgetary Responsibility: None Qualifications: Essential: Qualified / Part Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA) Morson is acting as a recruitment business in relation to this vacancy
CIMA; ACCA; FCCA; ACMA; GCMA; ACA; AAT; project accountant; management accountant; reporting accountant; finance manager; finance controller; FPA; forecasting; audits;