Background to Hertz Accident Support (‘HAS’)
Hertz Accident Support (HAS) was founded in 1997 and continues to build on its established track record in providing exceptional service excellence across a full range of Claims Management services. HAS was acquired by Hertz in 2013 and is now combined with one of the largest global rental brands in the industry.The HAS Head Office is based in Verwood, Dorset and employs over 100 people. We are currently looking for a Financial Planning and Reporting Accountant. Role Overview
Based in Verwood the Financial Planning and Reporting Accountant will be responsible for the reporting of the financial performance of HAS alongside the monthly forecast and annual budget. The role also includes business partnering the senior management team at HAS with focus on strategic and commercial analysis.
Reporting to Finance Manager (FP&A Uxbridge) with dotted reporting line to HAS Finance Manager.Responsibilities
• Preparation of weekly P&L and KPIs for review by HAS management and submission to Head Office Uxbridge• Analysis of monthly management accounts and performance including:o Preparation of the monthly customer/referral revenue analysiso Customer profitability analysis o In depth analysis of P&L lines demonstrating a clear understanding of the key revenue and cost drivers.o Monthly variance analysiso Production of monthly reporting files and packs. • Ad hoc analysis and business partnering the FP&A Manager and Senior Management Team. • Monitor and analyse hire availability from fleet versus 3rd parties• Preparation and presentation of the monthly forecast and annual budget, working with HAS SMT to ensure accurate reporting of anticipated business performance, understanding deviations from plan to include o Volume metricso P&Lo Tracking of key performance improvement initiativeso Balance sheeto Cash flow• Provide financial support to evaluate pricing proposals and new contracts.• Support business strategy to deliver improvement • Continual assessment of the month end, forecast and budget process, developing practical solutions to improve the service provided.• Develop stakeholder communications that are tailored to the audience, communicating complex issues clearly and credibly in particular with senior stakeholders
• Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA) with experience of management accounts, forecasting and budgeting• Knowledge and experience of the claims/credit hire industry and/or insurance industry - Desirable• Proven success in leading organisational change• Excellent IT skills, particularly Excel/database
• Organisation and time management • Excellent writing, analytical and problem solving • Ability to see big picture and maintain attention to detail • Ability to communicate effectively in all media• Flexibility and ability to work to deadlines• Autonomous and self-sufficient approach to working
• Leadership• Commercially and strategically focussed• Effective communication• Business and customer focused• Analysis and decision making• Continuous improvement and expertise
Must have high energy levels, enthusiasm, resilience and a willingness to learn and develop.