Project Accountant

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Horsham
Salary
35000.00 - 45000.00 GBP Annual + GBP35000 - GBP45000/annum
Posted
16 Feb 2017
Closes
16 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Project Accountant

Techniche Engineering is working closely with a Technology Engineering organisaiton based in Sussex.

They are currently looking to appoint a Project Accountant within their exisiting Finance and Accountancy Team.

Our client are looking for a candidate with good experinece in Project Accountacny who has a background in supporting Project Managers and Programme Managers in accountany reporting.

2. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

• Perform actual, forecast and budget activities for the projects within the organisation
• Drives accounting processes and procedures relating to project accounting and controls (IFS System)
• Conduct monthly project reviews
• Review and approve project proposals
• Prepare monthly reports on financial performance and key business metrics and ensure management understand financial impacts of projects and programs
• Drive productivity savings within the business
• Drive P&L performance
• Assist in the accounting work of IFS Project Accounting System
• Support the financial system changes (SAP/IFS)
• Any other tasks assigned by Controller - in relation to the jobholders' skills and abilities

4. EDUCATION

Accounting qualifications or equivalent qualifications

5. EXPERIENCE

5 years of progressive accounting/finance experience, with at least 2 years in commerce and industry (i.e. non-audit environment). Excellent analytical skills and experience in project accounting are highly desirable. Must be self-motivated, capable to prioritize and make decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

6. OTHERS

Fluent in English (verbal and written)
Ability to work unsupervised in an open office environment
Ability to work in a cross-cultural team environment (and/or have had international experience)
Occasional business travel

7. Competencies required

• Prioritize when there are multiple objectives and tasks
• Question underlying financials to spot potential errors or improve business performance
• Strong accounting skills (USGAAP)
• Strong analytical skills
• Business understanding & strategic approach
• Possess the maturity and professionalism to address the cultural differences in a matrix organization
• Possess strong communication skills (with different background and levels of audience)
• Act courageously when the situation demands (e.g. escalate unresolved issues)
• Able to influence non-direct reports behavior
• Potential to develop further in the finance organization
• Strong system skills IFS , SAP , HFM and HP desirable
• Additional European language would be beneficial