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Project Accountant

  • Salary: £250 - £300 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Woking, Surrey
  • Sector: Project Accountant
  • Date posted: 22/02/2017
  • Job reference: J362438A

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My client, a multi-national consultancy services provider based in Woking, is currently seeking an interim Project Accountant for a 6 month contract position. Candidates should ideally be immediately available or on a maximum of 2 week's notice.

The Role

The programme in question is one of Infrastructure's largest deals with a budget of over £50m. It is a genuine 'cross discipline' programme and involves a wide variety of stakeholders. Reporting to the Controller on the account, the role of the Project Accountant is required to;

· Manage and complete the month-end close process (actuals and forecast) for all projects, liaising with both PMO (on and offshore) and Account Managers as well as Financial Controllers from other business units.
· Maintain balance sheet reconciliations.
· Help prepare the month end reporting pack, with a particular focus on working capital reporting.
· Line manage one off-shore Project Accountant and develop the offshore accounting function.
· Drive improvements and efficiencies in the current accounting and back office process.
· Liaise with third party suppliers and clients on an ad hoc basis.

Professional Experience and Qualifications

· Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA OR CIMA)
· Background in outsourced IT services or similar environments
· Project accounting experience.
· Strong communication and influencing skills, must be credible with senior management.

Security Clearance

The successful candidate will need to gain Baseline Standard (BPSS) level of security clearance before role commencement.