Overhead Accountant

Job Title: Overhead Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Salford
Salary: Competitive Salary
Start Date: 2019-08-13 00:00:00
Reference: SDX/TP/RF3532/DH-TF
Contact Name: Davina Healey
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 13, 2019 15:06

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an Overhead Accountant to join our team based in offices in Salford Quays. You will provide SG&A Accounting services across Service Operations and Transversal Functions, including overhead cost reduction management, management and control of Balance sheet and P&L. Creates a business partner relationship with customers and all cross functional teams

Package description

Competitive Salary + bonus

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more

Main responsibilities
  • First point of contact for senior budget holders, up to RLC level, across Service Operations, Transversal Functions and Geographies with regards to cost centre management
  • Drive meetings with senior budget holders to create and finalise budgets (annually) and forecasts (quarterly).
  • Solely responsible for producing accurate and timely Management Accounts on a monthly basis
  • Produce commentary for designated remit as determined by UK Reporting
  • Highlight any risk or opportunities on financial performance to budget holders and Overhead Controller
  • Support Overhead Controller in reporting expected Landing positions
  • Build and maintain relationships with senior budget holders through regular reviews to aid and increase understanding of their business areas and make challenges where appropriate
  • Any other tasks as requested by Overhead Manager
Ideal candidate
  • 2-3 years Management Accounting experience
  • Financial Acumen and analysis
  • Ability and confidence to build and maintain relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues
  • Ability to consistently deliver in a volume driven environment taking ownership of reported financials
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to deal with varying stakeholders throughout the business
  • Flexible approach and adaptable to a changing working environment.
  • Organised and methodical
  • Proactive, responsive and actioned orientated
  • Good excel skills
  • SAP / Essbase (desirable)
  • Part Qualified / Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA)
About the company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to further engage ex-forces personnel and reservists.  Those applying for roles with us who meet the essential criteria advertised under the ‘ideal candidate’ on the vacancy advertised are guaranteed to progress within the selection process.