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Date Added: Sat 11/11/2023

Project Accountant

Aberdeen, AB11, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Our client is seeking a detail-oriented and organized Project Accountant to join their Aberdeen based team, this is a permanent, full time office based position.

The Project Accountant is responsible for month end reporting, managing working capital and overseeing invoicing. The role will involve preparing and reviewing financial information to both internal and external parties such as the client and external auditors.

Main Responsibilities:

Review of WIP with Engineers and Contract Managers ensuring resolution of all queries to facilitate prompt and accurate billing while also reducing the outstanding WIP
Preparation of monthly management accounts, explanation of reporting variances, and assistance with board commentary for relevant regions/areas.
Manage reporting of Projects, T&M, POC, Target Cost, and Fixed Price
Management of the accounts assistants, overseeing all external billings and ensuring that all invoices issues comply with the terms and conditions of the contract.
Daily and weekly WIP review to ensure that all rechargeable work is invoiced on a timely basis.
Resolution of credit control queries and implementing checks (developing best practice) to reduce invoice queries and late payment.
Liaising with clients on invoice queries and dispute resolution.
Custodian of Group Accounting Policies and responsibility to ensure they are applied consistently throughout regions.
Assisting with ad hoc projects as required.
There will be an opportunity for career progression within the Finance function for the right candidate, coaching and training will be provided, timely customer escalation and KPI calculation
Balance sheet code ownership/reconciliations for relevant databases
Assisting in the preparation of quarterly forecasts and yearly budgeting.
Involvement in the year-end audit process, providing information to external auditors, and client auditors.

Skills and requirements:

Team player and self-starter, with meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines and manage conflicting priorities.

Strong ability to produce financial documentation
Experience of invoicing & purchasing systems
Ability to lead finance review meetings and challenge forecasts/costs
Team management experience
Good communication skills
MS Office with strong Excel skills
Ability to cost & build business cases
Financial background with previous experience in reporting and tracking costs against budget, investigating variances and revising finance processes.
Experience in the reporting of large projects, SOC/POC
Experience in budgeting and forecasting

We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences, please apply via our website or contact (url removed)

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