Senior Project Accountant

13 Sep 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and work for one of the best companies to work for in the UK! We are looking for a high calibre candidate with excellent academic background and also with strong commercial acumen. This a really varied and interesting role and will suit someone who enjoys business partnering and working closely with operations, new products and other non finance teams. Competitive package on offer including share scheme.

Role Profile:

The Senior Project Accountant will provide financial and operational support across the businesses. The role requires flexibility, as the work can vary significantly in its nature and scale and provides a great opportunity to gain a wide knowledge of the business, involvement in the continued innovation of the business and build relationships with senior management personnel.

The senior project accountant's role will include:
  • 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

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified accountant with a strong academic background with approx. 5 years or PQE experience and strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • Commercial outlook is essential, and experience of preparing investment business cases and cost management processes would be beneficial
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with and influence all types of people and all levels of management
  • Self-motivator, pro-active in all aspects of the role
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are essential, and proficiency in using other MS Word and PowerPoint

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