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Project Accountant

Project Accountant

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Part-qualified & Transactional Finance

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £40000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Hannah Smith

  • Contact email:

    hannahs@cedarrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JO0000005841_1534337398

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    7 months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-09-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Looking for an experienced Project Finance analyst to partner with senior leadership on an array of enterprise-wide transformation initiatives with a household name company.

Principal accountabilities
·Responsible for delivery of accurate, timely and relevant information to set deadlines, tailored to the stakeholders
·Working with Group FP&A and SPO on reporting of Investment Ad-hoc analysis and presentation of vendor pricing to identify risks and opportunities to delivery team.
·Review and consolidation of Investment Project/Programme forecasts, led by business leads, around movements, risks, and variances to budgets.
·Implementation of Financial and Change Management Controls, ensuring transparency at all levels and adherence to procedures.
·Lead on Commitment Analysis - review and report on committed spend and run rate project costs.
·Responsible for accuracy of Month End Analysis (Accruals & Journals) including presentation and review with delivery and finance teams
·Lead on Benefits Monitoring and Tracking which effectively align with functional requirements
·Create and implement a working process to track resource cost and recoveries to ensure Group Change remain budget neutral, including monthly reconciliations and MI reporting
·Supporting the implementation of SNOW tool and related reporting requirements,
·Adhoc cost modelling and analysis
·Education of exec level non-finance people around finance processes and commercial understanding, reducing risk and exposure.

·Responsible for building Finance brand internally to being a key point of contact for strategic and financial issues.
·Responsible for ensuring compliance with any specific legislative, regulatory, or contractual requirements.

Qualifications, experience and skills
·Project accounting and Financial management experience, ideally with experience in Technology Transition and Transformation Projects that engaged with:
oCross-functional Stakeholders including multiple Supply Chain Management Partners
oCross Project and Programme dependencies

·Excellent communication and presentation skills, both written and oral with proven report writing skills.

·Experience with project methodology and use of finance tools and ERP systems
·Ability to converse in non-financial terminology with an analytical mind set
·Strong analytical skills, with the ability to effectively summarize and interpret data to senior non-finance business leaders
·Problem solving and decision making
·Ability to prioritize responsibilities under pressure and be self-motivating
·Continuous improvement mindset
·Good understanding of finance systems (SAP) and Computer literacy / numeracy with strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills