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Accountant

Location:
South East
City Town:
Winchester
Department:
Accounting & Finance
28 Feb 2023
Vacancy Type:
Employee
About The Role

Milestone Infrastructure is the UKs leading highways maintenance provider looking after 24,000 miles of roads, 280,000 lighting assets and 20,000 miles of footways, always with a view to ensuring that all works are carried out as sustainably as possible and with minimal impact to local communities.

As the result of a recent promotion, we are looking for an Accountant for our Hampshire Highways Contract within Milestone Infrastructure. The role requires some occasional travel to depot sites. Aimed at supporting the existing finance team in servicing needs of the Contract. The successful applicant will be reporting to the Hampshire Highways Finance Manager.

Key duties & responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the timely and accurate processing of monthly financial information.
  • Calculating Monthly Accruals and Prepayments
  • Accurate Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Weekly update of expected Cash Position.
  • Review the Weekly and Monthly Payroll Processing.
  • Depot Inventory processing and variance analysis.
  • Supporting the purchase to pay and three-way-match processes for the contract
  • Ensure compliance of Milestone’s internal and UK FRS Accounting policies and processes
  • Identify and drive improvements in processes and systems, identifying and mitigate risk
  • Support the interim and year-end audit process
Essential Skills:
  • Qualified Financial Accountant with at least a minimum 4 years’ post qualification experience in a similar role.
  • Initiative-taking, robust, and resourceful finance professional
  • Remain focused in a challenging environment
  • Ability to build relationships on a cross-functional basis within the sector and business
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Advance excel Skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle and Highways Costing Programs advantages.
What’s in it for you?
  • 28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Employee discount platform
  • Ongoing training & development
About The Company

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview; whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.