Head of Project Accounting

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Banbury, UK
13 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Growing manufacturing company in Banbury seeks Head of Project Accounting

Our client based in Banbury is looking for a strong Head of Project Accounting for one of their key divisions and to work with the senior leadership team of Project Execution.

This Head of Project Accounting position is a very commercial role. It holds huge potential to impact the top line as well as driving efficiencies and cost transformation initiatives to influence overall bottom line growth. The Head of Project Accounting will provide financial support for decisions on projects as well as building a high performing team, constantly seeking improvement opportunities.

You will produce monthly forecasts related to current and pipelined projects, communicating and challenging assumptions where needed. You will be supporting new business proposals including advising on: pricing strategy, basis-of-estimate generation; foreign exchange management; risk and opportunities management; contract negotiation support. Working with Heads of Departments you will produce/develop variance analysis and MI to understand the key drivers of the result and track overall performance against plan and undertake and present ad-hoc analysis to meet evolving business requirements.

You will work closely with the FP&A Team to feed assumptions into the overall Company budgets/plans and provide requested analysis and commentary for presentation to the CEO & CFO as well as implementation of controls and reporting standards.

The Head of Project Accounting will support the month end reporting processes by providing analysis and divisional reporting to FP&A Team and active business partnering to ensure informed reporting of risks & opportunities, actuals and forecast variance analysis. You will help motivate and develop a team of Project Controllers, providing control and guidance on project accounting and financial analysis and provide effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant with a good technical understanding. You will have experience of driving change and excellent business partnering skills. Ideally you will have experience of working in a large, matrix organisation and knowledge of SAP would be an advantage.

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