Project Accountant

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Salary:

    Up to £33.19 per hour

  • Contact:

    Catherine Robinson

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Duration:

    4 months

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Job Title: Project Accountant
Location: Edinburgh
Duration: 4 Months
Hours: 37 per week
Pay: £33.19 per hour LTD

Job Description

We are currently recruiting an experienced Project Accountant for one of our premier clients at their site in Edinburgh. They are an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable 'smart' solutions.

Their Finance department is looking for an experienced Project Accountant to work for a short-term contract within one of its thriving business sectors. You will be working directly for the Financial Controller and provide Financial control, advice and support to the Project and Programme Managers and their integrated project teams.

You will be responsible for the financial and project reporting requirements for a specific group of projects within the sector, providing accurate, timely and relevant management information as well as providing advice and guidance to the project teams. Ensuring compliance with Leonardo Financial Policies and currently Accounting standards.

Key Responsibilities

Facilitate the delivery of Fire Control financial commitments as part of the project IPT. Main duties to include:

-Project accounting & reporting
-Capital employed management
-Trading plans and cash flow
-Capital expenditure monitoring
-Transaction reconciliation & support
-Produce annual budgets, monthly forecast and support business plans, identifying major risks and opportunities
-Provide accurate and timely management information
-Other Financial management duties as required

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge

-Qualified (CIMA, ACCA).
-Proficient in EXCEL
-Self-motivated and driven to succeed
-Challenging mindset
-Excellent communication and organisation skills
-Business focused
-Experience working in an Integrated Project team would be advantageous
-Experience in the Defence Industry would be advantageous
-Experience in SAP would be advantageous

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be expected to work full time hours in a flexible and often demanding environment with tight deadlines. The nature of the programmes means that any candidate being considered for the position must be capable of achieving basic security clearance and in addition the candidate will require access to caveated information such as ITAR.

Please note that Morson International are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy

Key words: CIMA; ACCA; FCCA; ACMA; GCMA; ACA; AAT; project accountant; management accountant; finance manager; finance controller; FPA