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Interim Project Accountant

Employer
Robert Walters
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
5 Feb 2022

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Interim Project Accountant required for an organisation based in Warwick. This will be an initial 6 month contract with a view to be extended. This will be a hybrid role inside IR35.

Key Tasks
  • Ensure suitable financial reports are built and maintained, detailing spend by project for the GT portfolio
  • Ensure that following approvals projects are set up in a timely manner to accurately account for project costs in accordance with the approved GT investment proposal paper's
  • Ensure that project costs are recognised in the books based on value of work done principles, where possible provided directly from our partners
  • Provide accurate, timely and consistent month end reporting in accordance with Finance timetables to project managers and to programme delivery managers
  • Run forecast, consolidation and review processes to provide robust monthly forecasts for in-flight and unsanctioned projects, accurately allocated, and including risks & opportunities
  • Support processes to ensure that approved forecasts and annual budgets and business plans are input into local financial systems in an efficient and accurate way, in accordance with financial time-tables
  • Ensure that the regional financial controls in operation are efficient and effective and in conjunction with Shared Services teams ensure compliance with accounting policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Work in partnership with UK Shared Services accounting teams, ensuring the accuracy, completeness and appropriateness of all management accounts and reporting statements.

Skills and Experience Required
  • Experience of major accounting systems, budgeting and forecasting, financial performance reporting and engagement with business management, preferably in a large, international corporate setting
  • Accounting qualification - ACA, ACCA, CIMA or similar
  • Business Capabilities - Commerciality/Customer/Data management/ Stakeholder management
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong ownership to support implementation of the new financial processes through to successful conclusion
  • Strong communication skills including ability to clearly articulate what is required by whom and by when
  • Ability to positively influence behaviours of all involved in the Cyber projects financial processes, both finance and non finance
  • Ability to work well under own initiative and within wider team
  • Reasonable levels of Excel and data manipulation skills
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