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Project Accountant - 12 Month Contract

  • Location Uxbridge
  • Job type Contract
  • Reference BBBH116798


This is a high-profile role, partnering project Teams, FP&A counterparts across the business and senior Finance Management, to ensure an efficient, reliable project cost management process. It therefore represents an excellent opportunity for a strong individual to make an impact and build their profile.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead co-ordination of the financial tracking, planning and forecasting processes within the relevant projects an on-going basis (capex, non-recurring and on-going costs)
  • Provide effective finance business partnering support to the project Teams on a regular and on-demand basis and continuous interlock between various projects/functions/Teams
  • Deliver analysis and detailed commentary to report against variances up to Exec level, highlighting key issues / risks / topics for discussion
  • Responsible for cost control and scrutiny of project spend while maintaining correct governance, leveraging off knowledge and experience of project lifecycles
  • Significant modelling and analysis will be required, so ability to create, setup, implement and manage new models and processes is key
  • Mindset to deliver simplification, standardisation and automation of reporting & processes



Qualifications:
Essential

  • A graduate, qualified Accountant
  • Able to work under time pressure and able to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills and a wider interest in systems
  • Knowledge of commercial, financial and operational reporting
  • Previous project accounting experience
  • Consolidation and reporting experience
  • Motivated self-starter - able to identify improvement ideas (challenge the status quo) and follow-up on delivering these
  • The ability to communicate with people at all levels in both financial and non-financial management, distilling detailed information down into key clear messages
  • A persuasive manner and the ability to exert influence to drive impact across the project
  • Ability to build relationships across multiple user sites


Desirable

  • Basic modelling skills
  • Previous FMCG experience
  • SOX or other control environment experience