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Job Reference: 2064
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000
Location: Glasgow
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom

G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: February 21, 2018

Job Introduction:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contract Accountant in our Finance team, based in our Glasgow office.

About G4S

G4S, the leading global security and outsourcing group, specialises in outsourcing of business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 120 countries and over 620,000 employees.

Role Responsibility:

Main purpose of the role:

Manage a portfolio of contracts for the business. Lead in the forecasting and reporting for one or more contracts, work in conjunction with the Operational Manager. Complete the monthly management accounts and accompanying trading packs explaining the monthly and year to date variances to budget.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Follow the set processes and procedures to produce the management accounts in a timely manner for a number of key contracts
  • Ensure relevant balance sheet accounts are well maintained and properly controlled.
  • Managing relationships with Business Partners and Operational Manager
  • Control all  inputs to be able to produce accurate and detailed contract P+L’s
  • Work closely with the Operational Managers to drive the monthly forecasting process for their contract, maintaining transparency and accuracy of information
  • Ensure necessary  Gaps/Bridges are completed for the contract P+L’s
  • Produce timely and accurate management reporting to support the Operational Managers and Business Partners
  • Manage Ad Hoc requests for analysis from the business to support them with their decision making.
  • Ensure the necessary contract controls are in place to ensure accurate accounting for the contract
  • Work to drive efficiencies and Profit Improvement Plans
  • Travel, when required, to client sites to work with the Operational Managers.
  • Supporting collation of business risks & opportunities at a business unit level

The Ideal Candidate:

Competencies/ Personal Requirements:             

  • Ability to work with non-finance operational staff
  • Ability to use Excel
  • Experience in working in contract accounting
  • Acting Professionally
  • Delivering Objectives
  • Supporting & Working with Others
  • Delivering Great Customer Service
  • Sharing & Co-operating

Essential Requirements

  • 5 years checkable work history
  • Unrestricted right to work in the UK/EU
  • Fluent written and spoken English




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