Head Of Project Accounting

Now Careers
Oxford, UK
17 Aug 2019
31 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a global powerhouse in it's market, due to continued growth are looking for an experienced Project Controller / Head Of Project Accounting

This senior role is to support one of the key divisions and to work with the senior leadership team to support on time and especially on budget delivery of the projects we undertake.

This project position is a hugely 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 Project Controller will provide financial support for decisions on projects as well as building a high performing team, constantly seeking improvement opportunities.

Key responsibilities:
  • Produce monthly forecasts related to current and pipelined projects, communicating and challenging assumptions where needed
  • Supporting new business proposals including advising on: pricing strategy, basis-of-estimate generation; foreign exchange management; risk and opportunities management; contract negotiation support
  • Work with Heads of Departments to produce/develop variance analysis and MI to understand the key drivers of the result and track overall performance against plan
  • Undertake and present ad-hoc analysis to meet evolving business requirements
  • 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.
  • Implementation of controls and reporting standards
  • Support the month end reporting processes by providing your analysis and divisional reporting to FP&A Team
  • Active business partnering to ensure informed reporting of risks & opportunities, actuals and forecast variance analysis.
  • Help motivate and develop a team of Project Controllers, providing control and guidance on project accounting and financial analysis.
  • Providing effective commercial procedures, or initiating change, to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered

What We Are Looking For

To be successful in this business critical and commercially important role, you will be a qualified accountant (CIMA/ACA/ACCA) steeped in partnering with senior operational managers (within a project delivery environment). You will have the communication and inter-personal skills to influence senior managers, key stakeholders and business critical decisions, and an ability to translate complex numbers to support business decisions
Strong IFRS 15 & 16 experience

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