Department: 
Finance
Vacancy Category: 
Office
Line Manager: 
Financial Controller
Vacancy Code: 
ML399
Location: 
Head Office (Cricklewood) / mainly working from home currently
Closing Date: 
4th Jun '21

Job summary

The Senior Accountant will assist the Financial Controller with both the day to day management and development of the finance department to support the Metroline Group in its future growth.  The position will champion a customer service approach throughout the business and both demand and deliver quality information to drive value.  The Senior Accountant will support the Financial Controller and the Finance Director in the planning, execution and management of the Finance strategy including the relationships with our finance service partners.  Additionally this role will engage with Heads of Department and Garage Management roles in ensuring that the day-to-day running of the business is correctly managed.  At the planning level this role will work alongside Heads of Departments and Garage Management organising and structuring the business plan and objectives.

Main Responsibilities

 

 

  • Delivering information to the business that is accurate, timely, user-friendly, concise and fundamentally adds value;
  • Working with each team within the business to evaluate the key reporting requirements, agree format and content and ensure all users can understand the message;
  • Building first class teams to support and grow the business;
  • Providing a genuine customer focused service;
  • Growing company profitability and value;
  • Challenging and driving down business costs or supporting investment where business benefits;
  • Establish a clear framework for the flow of information both to and from the finance department;
  • Ensure total integrity and transparency of all reporting and financial data;
  • Promote team work within the Finance function and improve the team’s knowledge and confidence;
  • Ensure cross-training is in place to develop all staff and to provide cover; 
  • Ensure that financial controls are effective and operating appropriately.
  • Attend training courses / meetings when required;
  • Undertake such duties as may reasonably be required by the Financial Controller;
  • Assist and participate in such projects that may require joint input by the Heads of Departments;
  • Lead discussions and be a key influencer in shaping the view of finance within the company.

The duties listed above are not exhaustive.

Essential Criteria for application

  • Qualified ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualification or experience;
  • Demonstrable experience of good all around accounts experience including management accounts, analysis and balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Skilled in the use of IT systems, specifically Oracle and also PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook;
  • Flexible approach to working hours.

Competencies & Skills

  • An understanding/appreciation of the service requirements and the management of day to day operational issues;
  • Ability to manage own workload effectively and work to deadlines;
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills;
  • Exceptional customer service skills with a natural flair of providing support and guidance and going ‘the extra mile’;
  • Ability to use initiative and identify solutions when a problem or difficult situation arises;
  • Excellent written and spoken English with the ability to communicate at all levels;
  • Ability to influence and persuade key decision makers;
  • Excellent attention for detail;
  • Ability to interpret and present statistical data;
  • Able to build lasting relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Must be a team player and willing to develop others to increase team and individual performance.

Hours of work

38 hours per week, Monday to Friday but must be flexible to work over and above these hours if deemed necessary.

The Equality Act

Metroline is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will

receive consideration for employment with due regard to legal obligations

for protected characteristics i.e. age, disability, marriage and civil

partnership, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion

and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

Salary

Competitive

How to apply

Please send a covering letter of application and CV to: Jenny Watson,

Email: [email protected]

Applications

Applications should include:

  • the reasons you are applying for the post;
  • why you believe you are a suitable candidate;
  • any relevant qualifications or experience.