Programme Accountant

Reading, UK
13 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A well known business in Reading is urgently seeking a Programme Accountant to complete a 2 year fixed term contract.

This role is responsible for the financial control and management of a high-profile transformation programme with a significant external client. The programme will form a business unit within the Government Services division.

We are seeking a qualified management accountant with excellent communications skills to join the transformation team.

What you will do:
  • Provide a project accounting function with key emphasis on cost management and forecasting.
  • Management and maintenance of programme P&Ls and balance sheet positions.
  • Strong focus on business partnering across programme and commercial teams in order to meet the requirements of the contract and deliver within agreed budgets.
  • Challenge the business and its project managers on all aspects of process and cost.
  • Review and analyse project actual and forecast spend to support Project Managers in the financial control and forecasting of their budgets.
  • Implement and manage processes to track the benefits of the programme against those assumed in the original business case; including earned value analysis.
  • Ensure capital expenditure is recorded, calculated, approved and managed accurately.
  • Support the wider finance team in the production of monthly management accounts and relevant variance analysis to forecasts.
  • Support discussion and presentations with the external client to demonstrate progress and value achieved through the transformation programme.

To Apply:
  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong customer service and quality focus

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