Cost Clerk

Recruiter
Kier Limited
Location
Wellingborough, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jul 2019
Closes
24 Jul 2019
Ref
1206777808
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Salary and benefits:
Competitive salary, matched pension up to 7.5%, share plans, numerous retail discounts and 26 days annual leave

Location: Project specific opportunity at Wellingborough - within 1 hours commute of London and within close proximity of connection route on M1 & A14.

Introduction:
Kier is looking for a Cost Clerk to join a highly successful team in delivery of a large scale (£250m+) project at Wellingborough. As part of a forward thinking unit, this project will be delivered in a collaborative environment, adopting DfMA solutions & strong digital agenda.
The Cost Clerk will be responsible for processing payments, the allocation of costs to cost codes, liaising with the financial shared services centre (FSSC), and managing internal and external relationships with regards to contract finances and cost information.

Key Responsibilities:

Manage Internal/External Relationships
Processing payment notices on Oracle on behalf of the Quantity Surveyor and ensuring payment approvals are processed on time.
Ensuring supply chain insurance and self billing information are up to date.
Liaising with FSSC, Business Unit accounts teams and the supply chain regarding payments through the Project Bank Account (PBA) and other payments through the standard Kier ledger
Provide supplier payment audit information for the PBA
Ensure the client invoice is produces on time and chase cash in with the client finance team.
Providing live information to population weekly cash flow forecasts
Provide information for client/internal reports as requested by commercial or site personnel
Effectively liaise with site teams, making them aware of key project cost information
Manage and facilitate the cost close out of projects, ensuring any outstanding issues/cost commitments are dealt with in a timely manner
Communicate with quantity surveyors and site teams on any cost matters which may arise
Establish work breakdown structures on projects where required and implement procedure which ensures costs are being correctly allocated to the structure
Liaise with the Delivery Team and internal/external supply chain regarding payments and other cost related issues
Attend cost/commercial meetings required in order to fulfil the role

Manage contract finances and information
Receive Goods Received Notes from site and enter against appropriate order in system
Manage and control ticket receipts ensuring that sites send tickets in on time
Liaise with suppliers and sites to verify delivery of plant and materials to enable payment of invoices, in particular where tickets are missing or queries need resolving
Liaise with Purchase Ledger department to match invoices with Goods Received Notes
Manage Weekly on-hold report and liaise with Exceptional handler /site procurement team to release holds as necessary
Verify lists of all invoices, payments and Goods Received Notes for the contract to finalise the account
Process Site Agent returns to ensure costs are allocated to the appropriate cost codes
Liaise with Plant/Buying Department in order to rectify any order queries
Ensure prompt resolution of invoice queries and timely collection of credit notes
Issue weekly Plant Book and co-ordinate/ensure appropriately completed and returned by the Site Management
Liaise with operations team and review KierHire Portal and ensure off-hire dates are inputted correctly
Finalise costs in preparation for final accounts, including recoding to align with cost capture
Liaise with site to keep up-to-date with cost codes and progress on sites
Ensure site allocation sheets are maintained on projects and the information is up-to-date on allocation of plant, staff and materials
Provide information on contract costings as requested
File cost information and tickets etc as required.
Provide audit trails
Deal with general cost administration queries

Skills and experience required:Essential:Ability to use a range of IT packages including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel
Knowledge and experience of Purchase Ledger/Accounting cost systems
Experience of utilising a range of industry standard processes and systems in order to effectively deliver a project
Positive and confident character
Excellent communication skills
Team player with the ability to work well within commercial teams
Excellent organisational and time management skills, with ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to see tasks through to completion
Ability to work under own intuition and think of new ways to drive efficiencies

Desirable:
Previous experience in a Cost Clerk role
Construction industry experience
Oracle accounts system knowledge

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it's through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Closing date: 24 July 2019

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