Departments - Finance
The Finance department is responsible for work including tracking project costs and variances against budget, cash reporting and processing purchase ledger invoices to pay suppliers. We also manage sales ledger invoices to receive money from customers, run the overhead reports to instruct managers of performance, and report on orders and turnover to reflect current and future business activity.
Finance roles are usually recruited based on a mixture of experience and qualifications. We have a varied team with different qualifications ranging from no qualifications to fully qualified Level 7 accountants.
Meet the team
Mark Griffin, Project & Cost Accountant
Mark first came to Baker Perkins back in 2015 on his placement year from Nottingham Trent University. He was back in 2017 as a Trainee Accountant having graduated with a 2:2 BA (Hons) Economics, Finance & Banking degree, and promptly continued his studies via further apprenticeships and has now achieved his Level 7 with the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
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- A TYPICAL DAY
The team's days vary depending on their role within the department, but might include the following:
- Meetings regarding projects and understanding where we are at with them, what challenges we face as a business to complete them and what is going well that can be replicated on other projects
- Posting of purchase ledger invoices and completion of payment runs
- Posting of sales ledger invoices and chasing up customers for payment
- Adding and amending budgets for capital and service projects and reviewing any payments to agents for commissions
- Cash reporting to management
- Who we work with
Project Management and Operations: this helps with cash forecasting as they are close to projects. Operations help to identify cost variances for project analysis and any future problems that may arise.
Aftermarket team: Aftermarket is an important department for quick turnaround of items and therefore working with them to track orders and shipments is important for both cash and day-to-day business information.
Sales team: forecasting of future projects and when they will arrive from a cash and turnover forecasting perspective. This is also important when deciding on the budgets for the future year, with orders playing a vital role in headcount/departmental budgets.
IT: the day-to-day running of reports or creating of new reports to help make life easier for finance tasks is important. There is always the opportunity to streamline processes and that usually requires IT assistance.
Purchasing: purchase ledger requires the Purchasing department to return invoices or answer any queries that may arise with the posting of invoices.