Financial Accountant

Bureau UK
London, South East England
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Financial Accountant


£52,000 - £56,000

Job Description:

  • Control operational, proposal, admin and IT capital expenditure
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts of operational, proposal and admin expenditure
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts of IT capital expenditure
  • Approve requisitions, prepare reports and review expenditure with Departmental Heads
  • Report time utilisation and update TEAM matrix of personnel costs and time
  • Create Projects in Oracle for new project bid proposals
  • Report order intake to Operating Region and Head Office
  • Responsible for intercompany overhead projects and labour secondment

Reporting lines and interactions:

Reports to: PT Budget & Forecasting Manager

Key interactions (internally, externally):

Finance Team, Department Heads, Project Managers, Project Controllers and HR.

Job scope (budget, management, specific criteria):

  • Statutory Accounts and management of the Audit process
  • Reconciliation of all Balance Sheet accounts
  • Dispute resolution between Business Units
  • Accounting for Payroll and reconcile the Benefit & Burden account(s) with the Reporting Accountants as necessary
  • Liaise with Operations Group to agree overall underutilization and Team reporting each forecast and quarter
  • Ensure correct accounting for the office lease and associated charges, allocating cost to the Business Units, Reorganisation provision, Region A and dilapidations provision as appropriate
  • Report overheads for Shared Services, agreeing the allocation to Business Units with the Reporting Accountants
  • Work with the IT Facilities manager in reducing the dilapidations cost
  • Ensure GL and all sub modules are closed on time and all accounts reported within deadlines set
  • Ensure payments are made via BACS or same day using HSBCnet obtaining Senior approval for significant values
  • Liaise with PT Treasury and Group Treasury as necessary for the provision of Bank Guarantees, checking wording and working with Proposal and Project managers
  • Work with Cost Controllers and Project Managers to agree, monitor and place FX hedging, swap and forward deals
  • Work with Cost Controllers and Reporting Accountants to prepare TREFLT Cashflow forecasts for Group
  • Reporting all Region A and reorganisation costs vs. provision as required, including forecasts
  • Supervise AP and AR members of staff
  • Ensure Internal Control process is adhered to
  • Comply with HFM quarterly reporting requirements including Interco reconciliation and agreement
  • Correct any GEOS setup or coding issues, logging tickets where necessary
  • Work with the Financial Reporting Manager Kuwait to incorporate the branch accounts into the Statutory Accounts and HFM as appropriate
  • Work with the Tax Manager to agree the tax provision for HFM and the Statutory Accounts

Typical background and experience required:


  • Finance background with recognised financial qualification
  • Experience of financial role within a commercial environment
  • Confidence to negotiate with Departmental Heads and deal with project Manager enquiries

Must have:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Oracle general Ledger and Projects Experience
  • Excel intermediate/advanced skills
  • Understanding forecasting
  • Supervision experience

Nice to have:

  • Exposure to complex multi-company, multi-currency accounting
  • Experience reporting to Head Office for Group Consolidation
  • Experience in construction/consulting projects
  • Knowledge of treasury matters