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Job Reference: G4S/MS/1897
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Accounting/Finance/Insurance/Commercial
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: c. £42,000 plus benefits + car allowance
Location: Victoria, London/Chelmsford, with occasional travel to other G4S sites
G4S Region: UK & Ireland
Country:United Kingdom


G4S Business Unit:
Closing Date: January 23, 2018
Package Description: Competitive

Job Introduction:

G4S is the world's leading global, integrated security company specialising in the delivery of security and related services to customers across six continents. The group is active in around 100 countries, and is one of the largest employers quoted on the London Stock Exchange with over 585,000 employees worldwide. We specialise in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

Working for a company with such a unique global footprint is a truly great opportunity, and one not to be missed. It’s an opportunity to build upon your already well-honed skills and to better understand and learn from the challenges of communicating and engaging with such a diverse workforce. 

Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will own and manage month-end, commercial activities and related financial accounting processes. You will lead management information, profit improvement, financial aspects of bidding and mobilising contracts, financial reporting and integrations between operational and financial IT systems. 

Role Responsibility:

  • Assess variances in financial performance and reporting packs ensuring they are updated with commentary.
  • Manage adherence to finance manual, establish cost controls and report and challenge overspends, where appropriate
  • Ensure the rolling forecast model and budget accurately reflects the operational assumptions of the leadership team
  • Adapt existing business models for changes in business environment and/or create appropriate tools as agreed with Head of Finance
  • Conduct simple cash flow analysis on a periodic basis to ensure group achieve set targets
  • Manage the weekly operational forecasting process and quarterly/annual budgeting process
  • Adapt the rolling forecasts and quarterly budgets, for changes to assumptions. Assess financial impact of the same.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly financial and operational reporting packs for both internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Work closely with operational teams and Head of Financial on projects linked to new business bids, FP&A or corporate development. 

The Ideal Candidate:

You will already be a partly or fully qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA), with a comprehensive understanding of financial accounting and knowledge of financial IT systems, preferably SAP and Great Plains. The below are additional desirable skills:

  • Advanced Excel skills including Macros, Access and Modelling skills 
  • The ability to work across different teams, including the Group and central transactional teams and shared service centre.
  • Have experience in creating and modifying financial models for reforecasting and sensitivity analysis.
  • Have welfare to work industry experience.
  • Thrive under pressure, manage exacting priorities and have a keen eye for detail. 

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