Cost Accountant (Maternity Cover)

We're HomeLet part Barbon Insurance Group, one of Lincoln’s biggest employers and the UK’s largest tenant referencing and specialist lettings insurance company. We work with tenants, landlords and letting agents - providing them with an award-winning referencing service and a comprehensive suite of insurance products. Our more than 350 staff members are based in our purpose built, stylish head office in the heart of historic Lincoln. This is a maternity cover for a period of approximately 12-14 months on a 30 hour per week time basis. Expected start date early-April 2018.

Career Details
Position opens 26/02/2018
Position closes 19/03/2018
Location Lincoln
Reporting to Senior Management Accountant
Job reference


Assist the Senior Management Accountant with the month end close, taking specific responsibility for the reporting of expenses, preparing accruals and prepayments, ensuring accuracy and understanding of the numbers and adhering to the required deadlines.

· Review expenditure on a monthly basis, make recommendations for cost Provide management information to Cost Centre owners and review savings and provide management information to cost centre owners.
· Prepare budgets, seeing through to completion and re-forecasts as and when required.
· Provide additional supporting documentation / analysis for specific expenditure, eg. Legal & Professional, exceptional costs.
· Provide necessary support to Financial Accounting to back up Balance Sheet Reconciliations on a monthly basis.
· Responsibility for producing relevant pages and commentaries within the monthly MI Pack to be distributed within agreed deadlines.
· Various project work as required.
· Identify and make recommendations on process improvement.

Person Specification
Education/ Quals
· Qualified / studying AAT 

Experience/ Knowledge
· Prior experience within a busy medium sized finance team
· Strong financial systems experience
· Assist in preparations of budgets and business plans
· Excellent excel skills and be comfortable with V-Look-ups, pivot tables.
· Experienced in the production of Management Accounts
· Previous experience in Forecasting, Budget, month end journals production

Skills / Aptitudes
· Collaborative Working- Works Co-Operatively
· Communicating Clearly-Communicates Professionally
· Leading & Developing-Drives Own Development
· Thinking Customer-Puts the Customer First
· Commercial Mind-set-Makes an effort to limit wasted resource
· Analysing & Initiating-Makes Effective Decisions
· Adapting & Responding-Is Open to Change
· Taking Ownership-Accepts Responsibility
· Creating & Innovating-Seeks Improvement
· Planning & Prioritising-Prioritises and Plans Own Work

Personal Attributes
· Pro-active and enthusiastic
· Ability to demonstrate a desire to develop this role

Other package benefits:
Up to 25 Days’ Holiday + Bank Holiday
Employer Pension Contribution
Health Shield Cash Plan
Discounted gym flex
Childcare benefits
Free car parking
Free tea and coffee
Staff restaurant

This is a maternity cover for a period of 12-14 months on a 30 hour per week time basis. Expected start date early-April 2018.

All applicants must live in the UK and be eligible to work in the UK.

No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, and we confirm that we will gladly accept applications from persons of any age for this role.

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