Project / Cost Accountant

Recruiter
Pure Resourcing Solutions
Location
Chelmsford
Posted
17 May 2019
Closes
21 May 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a Qualified Accountant looking for your next role that will provide you with complete autonomy in a project driven environment?

I am currently recruiting the role of Project Cost Controller for a fast paced and growing engineering business based in Essex.

This position is responsible for the reporting of project financial performance. Maintaining accurate data in relevant systems and reports, and supporting the Project teams with accurate and timely information. Reporting into the Commercial Financial Controller, you will support management with accurate forecasting and cash flow for specific projects.

Key Responsibilities:-
• Collate and compile project financial reports and present to management for review
• Investigate variances between actual and previous forecasted and budgeted costs.
• Control and challenge procurement and/or sub-contractor costs.
• Work with the project team to understand specifics of the project contract such as invoicing (Milestones, progress…), Options and Contract variations.
• Liaise on a day to day basis with the Project teams, ensuring all reports reflect the operational and financial status of the project.
• Ensure the application procedure is adhered to in a timely manner, with all supporting calculations and documentation provided to the Client as required.
• Ensure the Project Plans are understood, including analysing of project risk and opportunities.
• Ensure all necessary interfaces and processes are adhered to.
• Provide the Finance and Management team with accurate monthly and weekly cash flow forecast information by project, to support group reporting requirements.
• Liaise with the Client/PM to resolve overdue applications, certifications and payments
• Work to the business and finance deadlines set and manage workload effectively
• Liaise with the Finance function to provide information to support journal entries, to capture late costs, provisions and revenue recognition.
• Ensure all project reporting is kept up to date.

The Candidate:-
• Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
• Previous experience of working in the construction / engineering industry would be advantageous
• Strong knowledge and experience of project accounting, forecasting and cash flow
• Strong communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels
• Self motivated with the ability to meet tight deadlines

For more information on this opportunity please contact Andy Dowsett at Pure Resourcing Solutions.

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