Management Accountant £300-£400/day - 3 month initial contract Based in Exeter with travel to Bristol and Plymouth Our client is a well established Nationwide Rail company whose professionalism and well respected name, have been instrumental in their success. You will need: Essential - Previous experience in a similar role - Student/part membership (or equivalent) of the relevant professional body having progressed beyond the first stage of qualification, or possession of sufficient experience to fulfil the requirements of the role without membership of the relevant professional body - Good understanding of and experience working with Excel (spreadsheet manipulation) Desirable - 3 years' experience within finance disciplines - Experience of Oracle based systems The Role: - Provide a proactive financial and management accounting service to budget holders to support business decisions and maintain financial control. - Support the preparation of business plans and budgets, providing specialist advice. - Produce and present period actuals and forecasts for budget holders, including preparing period accruals, transfers and adjustments. Issue reports and support budget holders in understanding the impact of the period results and forecasts against budgets. - Produce the period end business review pack and highlight any significant issues with financial and other business results. - Monitor and promulgate corporate governance throughout the function and review compliance with financial regulations. - Assist in investment appraisals and business case analysis. - Model and analyse cost base and identify and monitor opportunities and efficiencies. - Participate in budget holder key meetings to provide sound financial advice and support. - Provide investment and project accounting services as required for areas of responsibility. - Support the timely collection of business unit debts and payment of business unit creditors, and supply accurate periodic cash forecasts. - Identify and manage commercial risks, including the financial suitability of new customers. Promote risk management in the function. Contact us now - [Phone number removed] To apply for this position contact Linda Davison by emailing your C.V to linda .davison vital The partnering concept promoted by Vital means that we work together with candidates and clients to achieve your career and recruitment objectives. For clients the result is cost effective, culture-compatible solutions that make staff selection, recruitment and retention far easier. For candidates it means a personal and professional relationship that will help you through every stage of obtaining your ideal job and pursuing your career goals.