Business Support

Senior Project Accountant

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    Business Support

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    £40000 - £50000 per annum + + excellent bens.

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    Sam Bason

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    almost 2 years ago

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Senior Project Accountant

  • Accountant; Finance; Commercial; Audit


  • £40,000 - £50,000 + excellent bens.

  • Preston

Would you like to play a key role in the supporting our finance function within a leading Aerospace company? We are a through-life business which delivers advanced military air capability both to our UK and many overseas customers.

As a Senior Project Accountant, you will be responsible for providing Project Accountant support to teams across the Europe and International portfolio. This will cover a variety of interesting contracts, ranging in size, complexity and value. You will be part of an Integrated Project Team, working alongside Commercial, Project Management and other functions including Operations and Procurement; therefore, your ability to work cross-functionally is vital.

This role will provide you with exciting large-scale projects that you will have the opportunity to work on. It will also give you growth to progress within the role and within the wider organisation. This is an exciting time to join the finance function as we are looking at the future and leading with the times through modernisation.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Accountant will involve:

  • Driving the delivery of all internal and external targets (financial and non-financial) as required.

  • Engaging with line leaders, including cross functionally, with preparing Budgets, Forecasts and Business Plans that drives positive financial outcomes.

  • Working with the business in the quarterly contract review process including challenge of estimates and involvement in risk management process

  • Partnering with the business, across a range of functions, including Project Management and Commercial.

  • Reviewing and challenging financial information with the Project Team to facilitate decision making

  • Understanding our contractual deliverables and working to achieve positive outcomes.

  • Focusing on maintaining and improving E&I financial controls

  • Ensuring all financial procedures and controls are applied as required; and supporting non finance functions on their application.

  • Supporting the business with Internal and External Audit activity.

  • Proactively seeking to improve local processes and working practices to drive efficiencies across the team and wider business.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Qualified in CIMA, ACA or ACCA

  • Experience driving business improvement

  • Previous work experience in a finance role

  • Ability to manage and influence a variety of stakeholders at all levels

  • Good interpersonal skills; Ability to reprioritise to meet key deadlines; Good communication skills; Ability to challenge; Proactive

  • Advanced Excel. Proficient in Word and PowerPoint

What we're looking for in you:

You will be joining an established Finance team of around 200 staff that provides Project Accounting support to Contracts across the Europe & International portfolio. Project Accounting is not just about providing financial information to stakeholders, it is about being integrated in the multi-functional Project Team, ensuring we work together to maximise the value we create within our business. We are looking for individuals who are confident, who can challenge assumptions, who are proactive and can make informed decisions.