An opportunity has arisen for an experienced project accountant to join an established construction/engineering business based out of their site in Lewisham. You will take full responsibility for providing professional financial support, challenge and control for the division as well as be an integral part of the Senior Management and Finance Teams to ensure that the business meets and beats its financial targets within group policy.
Ensure timely and accurate production of all financial information in line with company standards and guidelines to ensure that all financial business targets are met
Provide challenge to the business reported results and commentary supporting these numbers each month in line with group policy
Produce budgets and forecasts to Delivery Unit Finance in collaboration with the project director and commercial manager
Support the Commercial Team to ensure that we actively manage and report business stream income
Ensure robust cost control process is in place
Establish effective Project Administration Team to implement and operate Project Administration processes.
Develop and manage the team effectively, ensuring appropriate controls are in place
Drive cost control (and ownership) and cash/working capital management in the business
Liaise with internal and external audit as required
Manage any client audit requirements effectively (to maximise cost and income recovery)
Ensure the finance service delivered meets all internal and external stakeholder needs and requirements
Establish & maintain a framework for performance management, succession planning and people development for project administration team
As the ideal candidate for this position you will be ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified and possess an understanding of risk management in a multi-site environment. You'll have a sound knowledge of Finance ERP systems and of Long Term Contract Accounting, as well as experience of team coaching and mentoring. An understanding of large construction projects and asset management is a must.
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