FP&A Accountant


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April 2, 2024
Job Type
£60000 - £70000 per annum
Start date
Contact Name
Darren Cadman
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Company Details & Job Overview:

Based on the outskirts of Chester, within easy commute form the Wirral, Warrington and south Liverpool, this established business remain a leader in the oil and gas sector. In a position to add further talent to the finance function due to growth, the UK division are part of an international group. With a solid track record in the sector, boasting an enviable list of prestigious clients, they are positioning themselves to facilitate further growth, and are able to provide progression and development to a senor finance professional in a commercially focused FP&A role.


Enhanced holidays
Bonus scheme
Personal Healthcare
Enhanced Pension

Your New Role As FP&A Accountant:

A newly established role, the Analyst will report directly to the Finance Lead, supporting the internal financial planning and reporting deliverables across the various projects. The successful candidate will work closely with stakeholders and internal finance to close month-end processes for accurate reporting. Seeking to enhance the process and procedures in this area of finance, you shall also support alongside project delivery teams to analyse Devex and Capex plans against actuals providing insightful comments on the drivers of those variances to enable senior management to evaluate key performance metrics. The role will also support process automation and assist with improving an integrated business planning and reporting framework for the business.

Main role responsibilities:

• Supports planning and budgeting, consulting with the project delivery teams, and gathering required inputs to deliver accurate financial modelling of Devex and Capex budgets and periodic forecasts.
• Manages the monthly cash requirement spend profile and the 12-month rolling cash forecast for efficient drawdowns.
• Supports the improvement of the delivery of a concise and insightful Annual Business Planning Report to senior management.
• Manages month-end closing calendar, liaising with all aspects of business functions to ensure timely delivery of integrated management reporting pack.
• Performs in-depth ad hoc and periodic financial analysis required for management and project team to understand the drivers of the variances between budget/forecast versus actual results.
• Attends key project meetings to build project insight required for efficient Planning and Analysis.
• Supports further process automation and improvements to the reporting structure based on a whole business approach.
• Supports analysis required to pass Investors and other stakeholders' financial due diligence enquiries.
• Supports the analysis to oblige debt compliance reporting to lenders
• Manages critical internal control documentation relating to external compliance
• Supports various day-to-day activities of the finance/accounts department.

Experience & Qualifications Required To Apply:

With a focus on the commercial activities of the UK business, this role will provide the opportunity for you to use your experience & initiative to drive changes to the planning process. You shall have a proven track record of adding value in an FP&A role, with the experience to communicate effectively with stakeholders. You shall be proficient in enhancing reporting, building financial models and also be a fully qualified accountant (CIMA ACA ACCA). You shall have experience in a similar Commercially focused role and have strong technical skills to deliver detailed analysis and reporting with a keen attention to the financial detail.

Salary And Reward On Offer:

With a competitive salary you will be working alongside like-minded professionals in an environment where there is opportunity to develop and progress. The business welcome a collaborative approach to the day to day running of all departments, an environment where divisions and departments facilitate and welcome interaction across all levels. There are a number of benefits and as the business continue to grow, so too will the ability to add value in a fast-paced, award winning business.

This role is being handled by Darren Cadman, Kenton Black Finance

Kenton Black Finance operate across the UK as a market leading recruitment partner, specialising in the attraction of finance talent across both permanent and interim requirements. With a team of dedicated experts, each with longevity operating in the finance arena, we maintain a proven track record and have established partnerships with businesses both large, small and those in their infancy. Market leaders, we provide recruitment solutions from entry level finance to directorship professionals. Operating from local offices in Preston, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Birmingham and Glasgow, Kenton Black Finance remain a dynamic and effective recruitment partner who represent and attract only the finest finance talent in the local area and across the UK.

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