Reporting Accountant

PHS Group
Caerphilly (Caerffili)
29 Jun 2018
15 Jul 2018
Job Type
About us… As the leading hygiene services provider in the UK and Ireland, we’re driving innovation and change in our industry, focusing on the sustainability challenges that matter most to our customers and their customers. Being Human At phs we provide washroom, healthcare and floor hygiene services that meet the everyday challenges of being human. We’re proud of the work we do to help our customers provide safe, comfortable and hygienic premises for their employees and customers. Being There We’re the largest waste management and facilities services company in the UK, providing a range of specialist services to 90,000 customers in 300,000 locations. We’re next door. Everywhere. Being Leaders We’re leaders in driving innovation and change in our industry, focusing on the sustainability challenges that matter most. With our new LifeCycle process, we’re the only company in the UK to provide an alternative to landfill or incineration for absorbent hygiene products (nappies, sanitary waste and incontinence products) on an industrial scale throughout England and Wales. About the role… You’ll have the opportunity to drive improvements using your reporting and analytical capabilities as part of the phs Finance Team. The role will support internal benchmarking and act as a technical partner for your stakeholders and wider finance team. You will be responsible for assisting in the development of the Group’s processes and policies to ensure it is compliant for the period and annual reports. What you’ll be doing… § Preparation and distribution of existing internal KPI reports § Maintenance and improvement of existing KPI reports § Preparation of various financial presentations to shareholders, the Board, banks and other financial institutions § Analysing accidents to identify ways in which we can reduce § Analysis cancellations so that we can identify route causes and resolve issues before they arise § Assistance in the preparation of the group budget and forecasts § Pricing analysis to identify customer behaviour § Reviewing customer profitability, maintaining the model and advising on loss making customers § Maintenance of the suite of Board reports § Assisting with implementation of new systems About you… Business Focus · Has the ability to report key performance indicators and ratios in graphical and innovative ways, to enable trends to be identified · Has experience of working closely with senior financial and non-financial colleagues · Understands the key business drivers · Continually seeks opportunities to improve · Delivers insight into benchmarking and/or competitor analysis. COMMUNICATIONS · Provides incisive and user-friendly management information, meaningful financial analysis, input and advice to divisional colleagues and senior management to assist with understanding KPI reporting · Communicates positively · Provides accurate and timely reporting, establishing effective communications with other senior financial colleagues within the Group · Displays well developed presentation and communication skills, verbally as well as numerically, with good report writing skills · Is open and honest. TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL COMPETENCIES · Excellent presentation skills – PowerPoint, Word and Excel · Holder of recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA) unless exceptional reasons apply. · Broad financial management background in a business-to-business (or similar) service organisation · Maintains and demonstrates ability to interrogate and report on high volumes of data PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS · Prioritises successfully in order to identify and meet key issues and challenges . · Is able to work in a deadline driven structured and methodical manner · Displays the ability to challenge · Positive change mentality · Deploys sharp and highly analytical mind to assimilate a large volume of data; swiftly and decisively identifying significant issues, trends, and actions required · Displays "Completer/finisher" mentality · Demonstrates excellent attention to detail whilst retaining the ability to see the wider business picture · Remains calm and focused under pressure PEOPLE SKILLS · Displays honesty, openness and integrity with staff and colleagues · Gives others credit where due and readily critiques own results and behaviour · Demonstrates receptiveness to new ideas from whatever source This job was originally posted as