Regional Accountant

Location
Bristol Zoo
Salary
Competitive salary plus package
Posted
18 Jan 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Ref
compass/TP/16802/45916/AJ
Contact
Ms Tori Matthews
Job Function
Administration
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Are you an Accountant seeking your next role within a commercially driven, fast paced FTSE 100 business? Would you relish the opportunity to join a fun and diverse organisation within a genuinely unique location? If so, our Levy business is currently recruiting for a Regional Accountant to join us on site at Bristol Zoo!

Levy UK is the name behind legendary experiences and powerful partnerships with the UK’s most iconic and unique venues; we are proud to be working in partnership with Bristol Zoo. We provide catering for day visitors as well as providing an ever expanding and diverse Conference and Events portfolio.

Package description

Competitive salary plus package

Main responsibilities

As our Regional Accountant, you will provide commercial financial support to the Sector Finance Manager and Operations Team. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Financial evaluation of capex appraisals
  • Support of client rebids
  • Ensure financial implications of client contracts are understood and enforced
  • Develop  action plans with Operations to improve margins
  • Proactively work with credit control, operations and the client to ensure invoiced debt is collected to terms
  • Optimise consumer pricing with operations to increase revenue and margins
  • Work with operations and purchasing function to ensure that correct into-unit prices are set, purchasing compliance is maximised, food wastage is minimised and food wastage is appropriately forecast and recorded
  • Ensure that menus are correctly costed to enable accurate forecasting of Cost of Sales advance – advise Operations of the impact of their menus
  • Work with operations to optimise / minimise labour and in-unit overhead costs, ensuring the Ops teams have labour planners in place and they are actively used
  • Ensure costs are accurately captured and recorded in the correct periods
  • Ensure all revenue is captured and recorded and that cash controls are in place
  • Ensure adequate financial controls are operating on site to minimise / eliminate risk of losses & theft
  • Ensure contracts and controls and being operated in line with Finance and IS + Legal Core Signatures
  • Support the forecasting and budgeting process to ensure robust and challenging targets are set
  • Review and actively control risk on the balance sheet
  • Development of system driven business intelligence (MI)
  • Ensure accounting entries comply with Group Accounting Manual
Ideal candidate

To be right for us, you will be AAT qualified or equivalent, with extensive experience in management accounting, in particular month end/year end accounts closure. Due to the nature of the role, you will fold a full UK Driving License. You will have the following skills, experience and knowledge:

  • High numeric and analytical skills – excellent knowledge of MS Excel
  • Ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information
  • Excellent inter personal skills with proven ability to influence internal and external parties
  • Ability to effectively plan and organise own work
  • Ability to take on a broad spectrum of work under pressure and to deliver in agreed timescales
  • Positive attitude towards colleagues
  • Seasonal workload management