Commercial Accountant in Waterhouses - Aramark Ltd

Job Overview

Location
Waterhouses, England
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
TBC
Date Posted
2 days ago

Additional Details

Job ID
60185989
Job Views
1

Job Description

We are currently recruiting a Commercial Accountant to join Aramark Northern Europe specifically aligned to our Sport and Entertainment arm. This key role will be responsible for our two of our five Merlin Entertainment sites; Alton Towers and Warwick Castle.
This is an operational finance role which will work with the Finance Director to support the contract and site leadership and management teams to drive and improve holistic business performance in a growth oriented, service focused business environment. The Finance BP will work closely with the operational teams to ensure the financial close process and ultimately the management information created is both robust and ultimately used to support decision making to improve performance.
The role will be hands on in a fast paced operationally lead environment and the post holder will need to balance the needs of supporting the operation and playing the lead finance role on site to ensure the core fiduciary processes are also completed to ensure the smooth running of the wider finance function, this will include but not be limited to the Blackline balance sheet process, sales invoicing and billing change forms, cash collection escalations and the month end close.
This is a permanent and full time position (40 hours- Monday to Friday) which should be based on site full time. The ideal candidate will be based in the Midlands.
Our Sport and Entertainment arm to the business is an exciting, ever-changing and growing part of our business. We are eager to find someone who can fulfil the below duties;
Support the Finance Director with the financial agenda and the operational teams in producing and understanding quality financial information
Support as required with preparation of financial and commercial information and analysis to support business change and improvement
Maintain schedules for the location pertaining to per cap, commissions and other contractual obligations ensuring alignment
Lead site based periodic financial reviews feeding into Finance Director and overall Leadership
Develop a deep understanding of the operational, financial, commercial & legal aspects of the formal contract within area of responsibility
Support business and client discussions through preparation of financial and commercial options as required to support potential contractual changes
Actively report, manage and advise on the commercial opportunities & risks
Track as appropriate the benefits of pricing changes through the P&L
Prepare key balance sheet reconciliations for the contract
Work with and on behalf of the Finance Director to understand and develop the forecast assumptions
Lead as required the invoicing process for the location to ensure accuracy
Administer capital expenditure is within contract as required ensuring appropriate approvals and testing both VFM and return on investment
To be successful in this role, we are looking for a talented individual with demonstrated experience as a Financial BP. You will be qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) and have strong experience using a variety of financial systems & Microsoft Office packages, particularly Excel. You will be an exceptional communicator and someone who is able to manage cross functional stakeholder relationships. You will have a good understanding of the operational, financial aspects of a contract and ideally have experience working in a contract based environment.
If you are looking to elevate your career, look no further. This is a brand new role with fantastic exposure and scope to develop. Sound good so far? Lets make it even better
You will have a full support infrastructure to develop
You will report directly into the UK Finance Director
Competitive salary offering dependent on experience
Other employment perks include:
Generous annual leave that increases in line with service
Defined Contribution pension scheme and Life assurance benefits
Access to an employee benefit scheme that offers discounts across hundreds of retail and leisure providers
Wellbeing and financial support through our Employee Assistance Programme and in-house Mental Health Champions
Annualised salary reviews
Special leave benefits including a day off for moving to a new house, volunteering, parental leave and much more!
Dedicated L&D department and e-learning resources to support continuous development
A fully embedded induction and onboarding process

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