Project Accountant, Global Technology

William Hill
London (Greater)
10 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Global Tech Project Accountant

Welcome to the exciting, challenging and growing world of William Hill. We are the highly regarded and immensely successful, global Betting and Gaming Company. We are showing the way in next generation betting and gaming.

We are looking for a Project Accountant for Global Technology, reporting directly to the Finance Director, Global Technology. You'll be responsible for bringing control, insight and financial discipline to all Technology projects across William Hill and will need to build strong connections between Finance and the Programme Management Office (PMO).

This is a high-visibility role with great exposure to the Technology operations teams and project managers. As Technology is increasingly at the heart of our products and customer experience, you will be working closely with an exciting and agile part of the organisation, gaining exposure to senior management (both financial and operational), and as it is a newly created role there is scope for you to define and shape it.

You'll establish the centralised project reporting across all of William Hill Technology projects, working with the PMO and Project Managers to understand the movements in project spend and variances against forecast and budget. You'll be responsible for helping the Finance Director for Global Technology forecast project spend accurately and deliver the budgeted capex and project numbers for the business. There is also the reporting side where you'll establish monthly projecting reporting, adding insight and key recommendations for presentation to the CIO, the PMO and the Senior IT Leadership Team.

You'll identify opportunities in projects to spend more efficiently and work with the PMO to ensure that project demand in balanced against supply of project staff to ensure project delivery is not constrained, but also that utilisation across the development teams is maximised. This will include responsibility for headcount and staff cost reporting for Global Technology, and advising the Finance Director on hiring decisions. You'll have ownership of capex accounting and policies, be the Technology representative at project approval boards and have ownership of the project business cases.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent), with some relevant post-qualification experience, ideally in a technology or project-led environment. You'll have solid experience of financial reporting and accounting, with a good understanding of project accounting and the principles of capitalisation. You'll have advanced excel skills including pivots, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP. JDE / Insights skills would be desirable, but not essential. You will also be comfortable partnering with non-financial and operational teams, and will be able to translate financial information and concepts into simple English. Some travel may be required but you'll be working in our brand new central London office.

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