Commercial Accountant

The Role

We are recruiting a Commercial Accountant within our Finance Team.

Key duties:

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller the person will be responsible for the following:

  • Business partnering with Commercial leads to make strategic decisions and reviewing commercial and operational assumptions
  • Support gross margin enhancement initiatives, efficiency and continuous improvement projects
  • Ad hoc commercial analysis and financial modelling to support the senior management team
  • Lead the preparation of monthly management accounts, including variance analysis
  • Professional development and coaching of other members of the finance team
  • Driving and implementing business and finance improvements
  • Co-ordination and compilation of company budgets and forecasts
  • Oversee compliance with tax regulations and liaise with company auditors
  • Provide support and finance deliverables to Group Finance team
  • Appreciate own position and contribution to wider organisation and understand those of other business functions in delivering the Group's strategic objectives.
  • Develop mutually beneficial working relationships, internally and externally
  • To carry out any other duties within reason and capability associated with this role

What we are looking for:

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • At least 2 years industry experience in a senior commercial accounting or related role, preferably within a large, multisite, commercial organisation
  • Previous management experience

Key Skills:

  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills and will have an ability to engage with people at all levels within an organisation
  • A proactive and hands-on approach
  • Ability to review and where necessary drive change in financial management information systems and reporting
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to provide commercially focused variance analysis and commentary
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise effectively and work under pressure
  • Excellent problem-solving ability with good attention to detail
  • Proficiency in MS Office (advanced MS Excel skills would be highly beneficial)
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

Salary and Benefits:

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits package to attract the desired candidate
  • 37.5hr week, flexibility will be required
  • The role can be based in Belfast (with working from home as required under COVID-19 restrictions), occasional travel to other group sites may be required

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, please forward your CV and cover letter, indicating why you are suitable for this role to:

Closing date for applications is Friday 15th January at 5pm.

The Devenish Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.