Project Management Accountant

Anthony Cole Associates
London (East)
16 May 2018
18 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, the biggest business in the Sports/Retail/Gaming sector that has recently become one of the prestigious FTSE100, is looking for a highly commercial Project Management Accountant to join the IT and integration finance team. This is an exciting complex integration which will give the opportunity for the new group to be one of the world’s largest sports betting and gaming groups.

You will provide Financial support to the Integration Project team, Group Finance and the wider organisation in a fast paced and challenging environment. You will be involved in delivering and improving the integration Finance month end process, analysis and reporting while reducing the financial risk to the program.

Key Responsibilities of the Project Management Accountant:

  • Finance Month end and Year end process including;
  • Business Partnering and Continuous Improvement
  • Board, Group and workstream reporting packs including commentary
  • Support group on Financial queries, Audit requirements and capitalisation
  • Reporting, analysis, and insight for opex and capex.
  • Month end reconciliations for the workstreams, models and systems
  • Posting of Recharges
  • Workstream Accrual review
  • Ensure all financial data is correctly recorded on the Finance system, and be the first point of contact for support on JDE, Oracle and Oracle Fusion
  • Process efficiency and control enhancements
  • Seek out issues that affect the business and make recommendations for change. Commercial Finance assistance, support and control of Spend
  • Assist with governance and approval limits.
  • Improving financial education and training of their stakeholders.
  • Budgeting and forecasting.
  • Operational Performance KPI’s
  • Commercial fixed asset support.
  • Supplier control and engagement.
  • Improve process and control including Month end
  • To identify and resolve any financial issues with the team leads and/or executive sponsors. To pro-actively suggest new ways of working and solutions to problems where appropriate.
  • To assist the executive sponsors with the preparation of business cases to support the project spend.
  • Assist in assessing benefits of business cases for capital expenditure including review and challenge.
  • To prepare regular and ad hoc financial reports, analyses and forecasts for the Integration Finance Director and Integration Director.
  • To prepare regular project expenditure re-forecasts in conjunction with executive sponsors and review these with senior staff as appropriate.
  • Key Accountabilities:

  • Financial planning, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Manage monthly close and Year end to produce management accounts to ensure timelines are met.
  • Business Partner the Integration, offer support, commentary, and insight to ensure best decisions are made.
  • Improve reporting and look for standardization and efficiencies always to ensure the Finance team has the flexibility to evolve as its business does.
  • Work with Procurement and management to understand supplier costs and Improve engagement.
  • Responsible for up-skilling and educating their stakeholders so that they are becoming more financially aware.
  • Produce a monthly management pack for the Finance teams, which will include cost center summaries and variance analysis within determined timescales for your shared cost.
  • Seek ways of improving financial process and the financial management and hygiene across the business. Change and Adapt with the changing needs of the Business
  • The successful candidate will be a newly/recently qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA or ACCA), with experience working in a complex environment on change project/programmes. You will have extensive management accounting experience and month end reporting mainly from a cost perspective, be ambitious and have the ability to work in a fast paced environment. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company going through an exciting integration, please apply for further details.

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