Letchworth Garden City , Hertfordshire

Group Finance Team – Management Accountant

Full Time , Permanent

Reference number: HOL00169

Closing date:

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The Role

Willmott Dixon is passionate about its people, with a real focus and drive around continuous development, offering you a career of a lifetime! 

As a privately-owned, family-run construction business founded in 1852, we employ over 2000 people and achieved a turnover in 2018 of £1.2 billion. We have a purpose beyond profit and are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and the environment.

As a Sunday Times Top 100 Listed Company (4th place) and the UK’s first carbon neutral construction company since 2012, we are proud to have achieved the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development (2016) and Promoting Opportunity (2018).  We have also been recognised for outstanding investment in communities with a CommunityMark from Business in the Community.

The Project

About the role 

This role sits within the Accounting Team responsible for servicing the Group’s operating business units and as a Group Management Accountant you will act as the main finance contact for two or more individual business units, with an emphasis on providing a first class service to our internal customers.

Key responsibilities of the role are: 

  • Provide concise, accurate, ‘realtime’ information cost effectively and with minimum input from business units.

  • Act as the key point of contact for two or more of the Group’s Local Construction offices (LCOs), taking full ownership and responsibility for all associated tasks.

  • Provide first class customer service to all internal customers, answering queries quickly and accurately.

  • Play a key role in month end management reporting to the Board.

  • Ensure all tasks are completed by the required deadline.

  • Ensure that the capital employed system accurately reflects the true capital employed position of each cost centre within the group.

  • Discuss with your line manager or Financial Controller all events that may affect group or LCO reporting.

  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of VAT and how it is applied in the construction industry.

  • As required assist IT in the development or enhancement of key finance systems.

  • Deliver supportive communication to business unit and Finance Team staff.

Supporting Priorities 

  • Ensure exceptional value for money from the Accounting Team.

  • Be objective and impartial investigating problems throughout the Finance Team, and proactive in recommending solutions.

  • Use initiative to solve problems and make improvements to current processes.

  • Continually refine systems and procedures throughout the Finance Team and eliminate any which add insufficient value.

  • Minimise (and wherever possible eliminate) administration and paperwork.

  • Ensure that sensitive information remains totally confidential.

  • Be an expert in the use of Microsoft Office.

Essential and desirable criteria

 Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent Academic record.

  • You will be a recently qualified accountant (ACCA or CIMA).

  • Previous experience of month end management accounting and reporting

  • Excellent communication skills 

 Desirable Criteria:

  • Previous experience of working in the Construction industry

  • Use of CODA

Personal Qualities

  • Satisfaction survey scores from the main board, executive and business unit managing directors.

  • Timely production of accurate management and statutory information.

Additional information

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace.

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