Macildowie is recruiting for an experienced Project Accountant to join a well known Retail giant based in Nottingham.
Reporting to the Head of IT Finance the role is a challenging position with a leading part to play in supporting on-going projects within the Global IT function. This is a great opportunity for an individual to help shape and deliver good financial governance and cost reporting.
This role will initially be responsible for a large systems change project, though will increasingly focus on a wide range of projects. Primarily supporting the project management teams within the IT Shared Services area, the role will also offer considerable exposure to the IT and wider business finance teams and senior IT leaders.
The main responsibilities are to embed strong financial governance, deliver accurate and insightful cost reporting, and to provide strong commercial challenge to enable successful delivery of a business critical projects.
Ensure programme costs are accurately reported, and the impact of over/ under spends versus latest forecast and budget are understood
Provide commercial challenge and insight into each stream of the programme, identify risks and opportunities, helping to identify which areas require management attention
Attend and be a key contributor to the programme management meetings
Produce the financial reporting slides for the Executive, Finance and Programme Steering Meetings (or equivalent)
Support financial accounting requirements - e.g. Capex vs Opex, impairment reviews
Work with the PMO to improve reporting, control (and insight)
Work with the programme team to implement improvements
Assisting with various ad hoc requests, e.g. Develop a robust and fully costed business case for new business/ investment cases, with trackable milestones e.g. supporting BAU (non project) teams
Our Ideal Candidate
Evidence of delivering accurate and insightful cost reporting
Ability to provide strong commercial challenge to project management
Evidence of strong influencing skills and a record of delivering change
Strong understanding of project management principles, documentation, project quality standards and relevant reporting requirements
Experience of working in fast paced, results driven role within complex organisation
Ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands, demonstrating accuracy, attention to detail and organisational skills
Experience in Project Management (desirable)
Experience of SAP (desirable)
Please reply with an up to date CV in the first instance and I will be in contact asap to discuss. Alternatively catch me on 0115 947 0200 or 07595 070757 to discuss.
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