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Investment Accountant

Sellick Partnership has been engaged to recruit a permanent Investment Accountant for a leading, reputable and long established financial services organisation based in Greater Manchester. The largest within their field, they are now looking to increase their team with this investment role.

You will be looking at strategic decisions presented by the Board and appraising these based on certain factors. You will work closely with the wider business to understand and explain the viability of business direction. This will include business partnering to manage their expectations in relation to the actual outcome of each and every investment proposal. This will include report writing, dealing with complex queries and acting as a first point of contact for investment decisions.

They are looking for a versatile individual who is able to liaise with both finance and non-finance stakeholders to gather the information they require to correctly appraise projects. Building a wider communication network would offer you an unprecedented opportunity to see the business at a higher level.

The Responsibilities

* Independently review and challenge business decisions, following these throughout their lifetime and ensuring continuous compliance

* Challenge and present a summary of the investments to senior stakeholders on a regular basis, gaining an understanding of changes to forecasts, opportunities and risks against budget, as well as sensitivities within the projects

* Independently evaluate the achievement of the benefits claimed by the project managers and the costs declared as part of the subsequent post investment appraisal process, and applying the learnings to future strategy and project delivery

* Liaise with multiple stakeholders to discuss the direction of the investments

The Person

You will have a high level of analytical skills which builds upon your technical finance background enabling you to ask questions surrounding the commercial viability of the investments as opposed to the technical reporting. You will be able to liaise with multiple stakeholders and have the personality to challenge decisions.

The successful applicant will be a proactive, fully qualified Accountant (ACA/ICAS/ACCA) ideally looking to make their first move from practice. You will have experience surrounding report writing however, if you show a strong commercial acumen coupled with a finance background we would love to hear from you.

If you consider yourself to be a committed, driven individual, who can demonstrate the above skills then we would be pleased to hear from you.

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