Financial Accountant

  • Job Reference: 212117
  • Date Posted: 29 April 2021
  • Employer: Kier Ltd
  • Website: https://www.kier.co.uk/
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Financial Accountant

Location: Wymondham/Maple Cross

Business Unit: Utilities

Contract: Permanent, full time


From Telecomms to Power, from Lands' End to John O'Groats.


Kier Group is one of the Top 3 utility providers here in the UK - helping connect, heat and power the country from Lands' End to John O'Groats. Our sector expertise stretches across telecoms, gas and water, working with emerging technologies to the most exacting standards of safety and quality. What does it take to join this team that keeps water running for over 15 million homes and businesses, maintaining 65km of gas pipes and installing one million metres of fibre optic cable every year? It takes people like you.

Key Responsibilities

The Financial Accountant will support the Financial Manager in all P+L and cash aspects of KU&R's monthly, quarterly and annual internal reporting. You will pull together the 4 business streams monthly P+L reporting into a coherent, accurate result for the total business and report monthly KU&R profit and loss and balance sheet into Oracle Hyperion Financial Management. You will ensure integrity and completeness of monthly and quarterly P+L and cash reporting and on a quarterly basis, consolidate, understand and upload the forecast for KU&R into Hyperion. You will also produce a quarterly forecast balance sheet and report on cashflow, review weekly short term cash forecast and analysis trends in WIP/Debt performance and support the wider business facing finance community with production of ad hoc reports and investigations.

We are always striving to better ourselves here at Kier so you will also work with the Finance Manager to develop a consistent K&UR consolidated management accounts pack driven from HFM including dashboard of key metrics and refine and standardise quarterly forecast inputs and outputs across KU&R business. Also you will develop and maintain existing cashflow model for quarterly forecast cycle and produce a working capital dashboard.

What do we need from you?

To be successful in this role, it is essential that you are a qualified Accountant who is commercially aware. You will be confident when liaising with, supporting and influencing operational / commercial management and be able to produce high quality management information. You will be able to work on your own initiative and also be open to new ideas and ways of working to streamline processes.

Ideally you will already have construction industry experience, with knowledge of Causeway, Oracle and Hyperion. Being computer literate is essential however, it would be great if you also have experience of Microsoft Power BI dashboard tool or similar.

What will you receive?

You can expect a competitive salary and an outstanding package that includes private healthcare, a matched pension scheme up to 7.5%, 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell holiday), two employee Share Scheme options, together with additional valuable benefits such as:

  • Free Life Assurance
  • Access to a range of attractive Flexible benefit options to tailor your package to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible and Agile working (dependent on your role)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to Kier Rewards, our exclusive Discount Shopping Site with deals available at over 800 retailers
  • Plus, many more benefits geared to your wellbeing.
Pre-employment checks

It's worth remembering that if you are successful, we'll undertake the relevant / standard pre-employment checks after you have been offered a job. This includes taking up your references, verifying your right to work in the UK, verifying your driving licence (if applicable) and a health assessment.

Due to the nature of this role, you will also be required to complete a Basic Disclosure and Barring Service Check (applicants with criminal convictions will be treated on a case by case basis. We do not discriminate based on an applicant's criminal record or the details of any offences disclosed to us). Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being Collaborative, Trusted and Focused. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Closing Date: 13/05/2021

Please note, interviews may take place before the closing date, and we reserve the right to close applications early.