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Project Accountant

Employer
KennedyPearce Consulting
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Purpose and Scope:
  • Prepare various financial accounting and reporting tasks to ensure accurate and timely reporting
  • Prepare financial statements and reports to accurately reflect the company's financial results and ensure compliance with applicable regulatory standards
  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and analysis of management reporting information to support and inform management decisions with regards to financial planning, control and performance management processes
  • Exercise independent judgement within defined practices and procedures, apply intermediate level of subject matter knowledge to solve problems of moderate complexity
  • Mentor and support the graduate accountant to support delivery of day to day activities
  • Liase with external accounting provider to maintain consistency across retained and outsourced finance processes

Accountabilities:

Management Accounting & Reporting

· Preparation of monthly management reports and analysis including Planning Budgeting Forecasting, Business Unit Reporting, Commercial Assessments and operational reports, ensuring reconciliation and accurate variance analysis

· Identify and analyse any material exceptions to forecast and plan against actuals, and prepare corresponding commentary

· Prepare economic and sales forecasts and period adjustments, collating and analysing information

· Conduct research pertaining to the application of appropriate data and processing methods and analysis, recording and reporting of financial information to support informed decision making

· Manage data quality and integrity of monthly management reports including Planning Budgeting Forecasting, Business Unit Reporting, Commercial Assessments and operational reports

· Ensure applicable management accounting documentation and supporting procedures exist and are up to date

· Work together with the external accounting provider to support the business

Financial (Statutory) Accounting

· Contribute to financial transactions and statistics reflecting earnings, profits, cash balances and other financial results to ensure compliance with approved accounting standards

· Identify and analyse any material exceptions to forecast and plan against actuals, and prepare corresponding commentary

· Preparation of external reporting to ensure consistency, accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting to achieve regulatory and business outcomes

· Support data quality and integrity of output for monthly financial statements and reports

· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to increase networks and allow for exchange of information

· Ensure applicable financial accounting documentation and supporting procedures exist and are up to date

· Drive and ensure compliance to Financial Accounting and Reporting policies, procedures and contractual commitments under financing and proactively identify and raise non-compliant issues with the indirect report

· Ensure applicable Financial Accounting and Reporting documentation and supporting procedures exist and are up to date

· Work together with the external accounting provider to support the business

Process Improvement

· Identify and report continuous improvement initiatives in relation to the Financial & Management Accounting and Reporting processes and systems

Essential Criteria (skills, experience and capabilities):

Qualifications

· Qualified accountant (ACA or equivalent)

Experience

· Experience in Finance and Accounting roles

· Experience in management reporting and applicable legislations

· Sound commercial acumen and understanding of general and transactional accounting, cost accounting and reporting

· Property and infrastructure or investment management industry experience (desirable)

Technical

· Experience with TM1 / Cognos / Oracle R12 or similar finance systems

· Technical financial skills as required

Personal Attributes

· Customer service focus

· Highly detailed oriented and organised in work

· Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives

· Ability to supervise and mentor indirect reports

· Strong proficiency with email and Microsoft Office applications

· Commercial orientation, focused on delivering solutions and results

· Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to make the complex simple in pursuit of clear deliverables

· Enjoys working in a team environment
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