Cost Accountant


You will be providing accurate actual and rolling forecast costs for assigned departments to required deadlines by

- Reviewing monthly actuals and book accruals, prepayments and adjustments.
- Liaise with HR on open recruitment and update Hyperion workforce cube. Support the recruitment process, as required.
- Collect forecast information from Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team and update in Hyperion.
- Update and review control checks to ensure accuracy of information held in Hyperion.
- Report actual expenditure and rolling forecast costs to the FP&A team.
- Respond to queries relating to actuals and workforce rolling forecast using understanding of departmental costs.
- Highlight variance overspends requiring sign off by the Approvals Policy.

Your additional responsibilities will include

* Complete balance sheet reconciliations for cost related balance sheet accounts.
* Provide cost information to International, tax and statutory reporting teams, as required.
* Maintain the authority panels in Aria from information provided by FP&A. Provide reports for annual sign off.
* Review chart of account cost related requests and initiate updates required from agreed changes.
* Build and maintain effective relationships and communication channels with Finance teams and HR.
* Continuously seek to develop and improve processes within the team and promote knowledge sharing across Finance, providing technical expertise as required.
* Maintain procedure notes in line with process improvements.

What we are looking for

Ideally you would of have achieved, or be studying towards, the CIMA/ACCA qualification along with having strong excel skills and experience of Hyperion and SUN. We are looking for you to be able to manage tightly controlled processes with excellent attention to detail.

You will need to be able to work accurately under pressure and have excellent planning and organisational skills. You will need to use your initiative to identify problems and drive them through to resolution to improve processes and implement change