Project Accountant for a leading events company

Recruiter
McGregor Boyall Associates Limited
Location
London
Salary
35000.0000
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
15 Mar 2017
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a project accountant to work for a vibrant events company, to ensure accurate and timely project information is provided to the Financial Controller and the Directors. This is a newly created role and will require a strong candidate to actively work with account managers and project managers throughout the event cycle to ensure successful completion.

Key Responsibilities

  • Challenging overspends and owning the budget from a Finance perspective
  • Ensuring PO’s have been raised for all committed costs
  • Producing pre-event budgets/projections for the Directors
  • Liaising with project managers and stock controllers to ensure all client recharges are invoiced immediately post event
  • Working with AM’s and PM’s to reconcile project against budget and report on variances
  • Assist with month end closedown ensuring project accruals are in place within deadlines
  • Present a post event performance report (turnover, GP, COS, Spend per head) and identify trends and areas for improvement
  • Assist the Financial Controller in any other ad hoc projects

Person Profile

  • Past experience within the festival/hospitality/food and beverage industry is a must have
  • Previous experience with project accounting
  • Comfortable challenging senior managers on event budgets and expenditure
  • Confident communicator capable of explaining processes to non-finance backgrounds
  • Experience in budgeting and variance analysis
  • Able to work with large volumes of data and complex spreadsheets
  • 2-3 years experience in a similar role

System Skills

  • Advanced Excel skills essential (vlookup, sumif, Pivot tables)
  • Sage 50 experience desirable

Education & qualification

  • ACCA/ACA/CIMA