Project Accountant

Vitae Financial Recruitment Limited
Full time Full day
£60,000 - £65,000 / year
Our client, a high profile and well-known organisation, with a reputation for innovation is looking to source a credible Project Accountant to join its dynamic team on an initial contract basis. There is a high likelihood that the role will be extended for a significant period, giving the successful candidate plenty of opportunity to add value over time.

The role will focus on accounting and analysis to support the programme in its key decision making to ensure it's able to forecast and deliver within budget.

Main duties include:
* Manage the monthly review and challenge for projects within the Programme, providing the appropriate high level analysis of performance, identifying risks and opportunity and driving cost efficiencies
* Pulling together presentation for funding requests
* Providing financial insight, analysis and reporting on project performance versus budget and forecast
* Maintaining a register of cost risks and opportunities
* Managing budgeting and forecasting process, challenging project teams to deliver a robust plan
* Evaluating business bases for investment decisions, challenging assumptions and ensuring compliance
* Supporting the Programme in driving a commercial focus
* Participating in cross-Finance initiatives and work streams

Key skills & experience required:
* ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
* Experience in a programme finance environment, operating at a senior level across projects
* Strong Excel and system skills
* Knowledge of business case and investment appraisals
* Proactive approach to problem solving
* Advanced analysis skills
* Excellent communication skills, can build relationships with a range of stakeholders and present information clearly and concisely

Vitae Financial Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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