Project Accountant

  • Location

    Basildon, Essex

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  • Salary:

    Up to £26.45 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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Project Accountant; Location: Basildon; Duration: 3 months; Hours: 37 per week; Pay: £26.45 per hour LTD.
We are looking for an experienced project Accountant to join our client's team in Basildon
The role will require the post holder to work in partnership with the Integrated Project Teams (IPT) of the relevant business area supporting the aims and objectives of the team by offering innovative solutions to business problems and in partnership with the project managers ensure the financial integrity of the projects and bids. Ensure the Company's financial policies and accounting standards are applied appropriately, and month end activities and business plans are delivered in accordance with the timescales required.
Key Responsibility Areas
Ensure that cash flow is maximised on all projects by timely submission of invoices and liaising with the IPT to ensure prompt collection of debts, and suppliers are paid once the cash has been received from the customer.
Preparation of the project sales trading plans with the appropriate Project Manager or Project Engineering Manager.
Provide financial support to Integrated Business Management activity and the monthly contract review process and support the Programme Managers Contract Status Reviews.
Assist in the posting of Journals to SAP and help increase the project accuracy in SAP, working with the project IPT.
Update the rolling financial forecasts for orders, sales, revenue, margin, cash, & WIP using information gathered as part of the contract review process, or IPT discussions, analysing risks and opportunities against the forecast.
Support the financial input required as part of the bidding process for future business, including update of cash flow information.
Ad hoc duties as directed by the Financial Controller.
Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required
Degree educated or equivalent with career experience in this field.
Professional Accountancy qualification or working towards.
Experience will have been gained in the defence or defence related sectors where engagement with public sector organisations in a 3rd party context is the norm.
Successful track record of delivering financial leadership and strategic vision to multiple project teams.
Demonstrable experience of contributing to the broader business agenda in regard to financial decisions and operations.
Demonstrated skill & experience in data analysis and interpretation, ideally supported by knowledge of SAP.
Proven ability to manage own time and meet deadlines.
IT Literate -strong Excel skills.
Experience operating in a matrix organisation with complex reporting structures and/or an integrated product/project team environment.

Please note that the rate shown is a limited rate
Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy.

CIMA; ACCA; FCCA; ACMA; GCMA; ACA; AAT; project accountant; management accountant; reporting accountant; finance manager; finance controller; FPA; forecasting; audits