Commercial Accountant/Business Partner (FTSE 100)

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12 months
Stanton House
flag_no United Kingdom
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My client a FTSE 100 property business requires a commercial accountant to come in and support the business for a period of 12 months to cover a maternity leave.

The role of the commercial accountant is to take ownership of a portfolio of 10+ properties business partnering the development directors and asset managers whilst also having involvement in the business unit budget and forecast process.

You will also be tasked with delivering insightful management reporting, asset and development specific budgeting & forecasting and other ad hoc tasks relating specifically to your portfolio. You will have exposure to the key operational teams across the business unit as well as the group finance teams.

You will monitor and review the accounting performance of your properties, identifying ways to improve performance, timely MI including to be included in the monthly management pack, reviewing rental income and costs, explaining variances to budget to stakeholders both finance and non-finance.

A sound knowledge of systems would be useful as the business have recently implemented a new GL system so would require support on process improvements and knowledge sharing.

You will be supporting the senior finance manager with reviewing the half yearly property valuations, fully understanding the drivers behind valuation movements ahead of presenting to the head of finance.

I am looking for a commercially minded, driven self-starter who can pick things up quickly, share an opinion on how things could be done better and have demonstrable experience of business partnering backed up with relevant examples with both finance and non-finance stakeholders.

My clients preference would be a chartered accountant but other qualifications would be considered Dependent on experience.