Closing date: 21 January 2022

Location: Sheffield

Contract: Full time, permanent

Salary: £35,000 – £40,000

The Commercial Accountant will work within the Commercial Finance Team to provide support in the delivery of the internal wellbeing strategy for Westfield Health.

About the role

Westfield Health are dedicated to making a healthy difference to the quality of life of our customers, and the Commercial Accountant supports our mission by providing a financial management service to the business that delivers robust insightful reporting on both current and predicted business performance including the preparation of monthly management accounts, annual operational budgets and quarterly financial forecasting.

The Commercial Accountant will work within the Commercial Finance Team to provide support in the delivery of the internal wellbeing strategy for Westfield Health.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Head of Commercial Finance in producing the monthly management accounts, analysing the results to understand performance and explain the key reasons for variances against budget.
  • Assist the Head of Commercial finance in providing monthly forecasting of group results, followed by a quarterly deep dive analysis.
  • Support the Head of Commercial Finance in the preparation and collation of the annual budgets for the group. Review and report on the aggregated budget submissions highlighting key variances compared to previous years budgets.
  • Prepare the annual product and channel profitability review to provide insight into cost and margin performance of all core insurance and non-insurance propositions.
  • Provide business partnering support across the Westfield group to drive delivery of operational cost management targets as provided for in the five year financial plan.
  • Deputise for the Head of Commercial Finance when appropriate to do so.
  • Demonstrate commitment and pride of the work by being aware of own role and responsibilities. In the event of the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) being activated, respond flexibly to ensure the continuation of the company’s business operations, as outlined in the BCP.
  • Seek to enhance the experience for our customers and colleagues by complying with all relevant legislative requirements, including financial services regulations, employment law, Data Protection and Health and Safety.
  • To promote and adhere to the Westfield Way; our values and behaviours that we believe make Westfield Health a great place to work.
  • We care, we’re in it together, we are explorers, and we own it.
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested.

Skills and Values

We are looking for people to join our team who have the right level of experience and skills working in a commercial environment and can also demonstrate behaviours in line with our Values; The Westfield Way.

Education and Qualifications

Required:

  • Fully Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA)

Experience

  • Experience in producing monthly management accounts, analysing the results and explaining the key reasons for variances against budget.
  • Experience and a proven track record of financial modelling, budget planning and forecasting.
  • Experience of presenting technical analyses to non-technical audiences.
  • Experience of building and maintaining effective working relationships at all levels from team members to senior executives.

Desired

  • Experience of working in the insurance industry.

Skills

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills aligned to a sound understanding of business planning.
  • Relationship building skills and the confidence to manage and influence key stakeholders
  • Strong business awareness and commercial acumen.
  • Highly numerate and analytical and capable of working accurately at speed.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, able work under pressure and manage priorities
  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, self-motivated and able to work with no supervision.

The Westfield Way

We are passionate about inspiring and empowering our colleagues to be the best we can be. We believe that our people are our strongest asset and by recruiting people that understand and live by our values; The Westfield Way, we aim to continue to provide an excellent experience for our colleagues and customers. Our commitment to creating a workplace where our colleagues feel connected, heard, developed, recognised and supported has been demonstrated by our achievement of the prestigious Investors in People Gold accreditation!

Our co-created Values reflect the ‘way we do things around here’. The Customer Service Advisor will be expected to demonstrate these values in all aspects of their role.

We care

We’re in it together

We are explorers

We own it

To find out more about what makes up each of our Values, please see our website.

Benefits

Westfield Health offers many benefits to our colleagues as part of your employment package. We believe that by treating our colleagues well, they will enjoy working with us -and happy colleagues makes happy customers; it’s a win-win!

Stay fit and well by accessing your personal Health Cash Plan and Private Medical Insurance policies. Be rest assured that you are well looked after and have cover for all your essential healthcare needs.

Take advantage of our all-inclusive internal wellbeing experience. We offer all colleagues free access to our Active Space which includes onsite gym facilities, daily classes and development from our wellbeing coach. Take time within the working day to utilise our Wellbeing Room, Yoga and Pilates classes to unwind and relax.

Our annual bonus scheme reflects the hard work we all contribute towards. We offer flexible working arrangements to balance your home and work life and, important to know for the future, we offer incremental annual leave and service awards to our colleagues after 5 years’ service.

To see more of our benefits, please go to our website.

Are you interested?

Part of the selection process will be a Competency Based Interview. Candidates will be asked for specific examples detailing how they have demonstrated the Skills and Values required for this role.

If you feel that you have the necessary skills and values to carry out this role, please apply by submitting your CV and provide information relevant to the selection criteria stated. This should include examples of how your skills, qualifications and experience meet the requirements of the role along with any other relevant supporting information.

Submit your CV and covering letter via email to HRinbox@westfieldhealth.com

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