Project Finance Assistant

Location
Leeds
Salary
£22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted
12 Jan 2017
Closes
09 Feb 2017
Ref
00063287
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Public Sector
Function
Finance
Job Level
Executive
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This is an opportunity to join an international, award-winning, multidisciplinary consultancy, delivering creative solutions to some of the world's most challenging projects. They are confident in their abilities, authentic in the advice they give, imaginative in their thinking and resourceful in how they turn their ideas into reality. But most of all, they are a people business. Their success is down to people like you. Their dynamic teams work with a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors, rapidly gaining outstanding reputations for delivering exciting projects on time and budget.

Reporting to the Project Finance Supervisor the successful applicant will be responsible for providing financial support to the Operational Finance team, Project Directors and Project Managers. A key aspect of the role will be the development of positive working relationships with other teams such as Credit Control, Client Services, Operational Finance and UK operations, gaining a sound understanding of the business so they are able to provide a high level of pro-active support.

Key Responsibilities:

- Work will be focused towards achieving specific objectives and the completion of daily, weekly and/or monthly tasks.
- Ensuring all month end processes are completed correctly to agreed deadlines;
- Promote a uniform approach for project accounting across the discipline(s) and wider UK region;
- Liaising and supporting client services in connection with client set up and project set up issues;
- Processing of all incoming emails from the business into the shared inbox and taking appropriate action.
- Generate and issue the monthly Earning reports to Project Directors/Managers;
- Reviewing Earnings reports with Project Directors/Managers, working with them to ensure a high accuracy of earning recognition and that the process is accurately completed to agreed deadlines;
- Processing fee amendments at critical times of the month end cycle to expedite the uploading of earnings into the system and adhere to strict deadlines for revenue reporting;
- Escalate problematic WIP balances to the team supervisor and/or senior staff;
- Handling all purchase ledger/workflow requests, to verify project coding and correct project set-up;
- Input of data to the Officebase system and assisting with the maintenance and review of project financial information, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of records. This includes a proactive approach to "housekeeping" and ongoing data cleansing;
- Responsible for ensuring that own workload is thoroughly managed and handling all emails/calls in a timely manner, meeting necessary deadlines. Promptly highlighting any issues to the team supervisor;

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

In order to be considered for the post, candidates should possess;
- An understanding of finance, in particular project finances;
- Ability to understand, discuss and challenge commercial issues.
- Good communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels, both internally and externally.
- Ability to work to strict deadlines and remain calm under pressure.
- High level of accuracy and speed required.
- Good organisational skills.
- Self-motivated and driven but with the ability to work as part of a larger team.
- Must have a flexible approach and attitude to meet the peak demands of the business.
- Be computer literate with a sound working knowledge of relevant software packages, notably Microsoft Excel (look-up's and pivot tables).

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