Senior Project Accountant

Recruiter
Vargo Recruitment Ltd
Location
Cardiff, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Aug 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1240073900
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently recruiting a Senior Project Accountant for a well-established Financial Services business based centrally in Cardiff. As a qualified Accountant, you will be the Finance specialist working on various large scale projects and programmes of work. This will include working closely with many operational areas across Finance, IT and Operational change. You will report to the Finance Manager (UK Insurance) and also build relationships with senior management personnel.

The ideal candidate would need to be a Accountant ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified who has a strong academic background and approximately 5 years' post qualified experience. With strong interpersonal skills, you will need to have the ability to communicate effectively and influence all types of people at all levels of management. Commercial outlook is essential along with experience of preparing investment business cases and cost management processes. Successful candidates need to be self-motivated and pro-active in all aspects of the role. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are essential and proficiency in using MS Word and PowerPoint.

Overview of main duties:
  • Developing a good understanding of the activities of the business and a strong working relationship with managers across the entire business, in order to be able to provide financial, numerical and procedural analysis for a variety of departments
  • Taking a leading role in developing business cases for IT / operational business change programmes
  • Improve cost management across the business by developing processes/undertaking reviews to challenge the cost-effectiveness/ efficiency/ budget variances with department heads, and investigating expense queries as necessary
  • Overseeing the detailed annual expense & income budgets/re-forecasts processes for elements of the UK insurance businesses
  • Playing a leading role in projects across the business, with a view to maximising revenue/ profitability, and reporting the results in a concise manner to Finance Managers/ Senior Management team
  • Development of complex spreadsheet models to aid with business decision-making and assessment of new products and partnerships
  • Pro-active monitoring of performance vs. budget / re-forecasts and summarising variances for senior management through meetings with heads of departments across the business
  • Providing general support and ad-hoc analysis as required by Finance Managers and Senior Management from across the business
  • Coaching / developing the team of Project Accountants, and direct line management responsibility for 1-2 employees

If you are interested, please get in touch with the Team for a confidential discussion.

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