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Project Accountant

Cammach Bryant
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

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Our client is looking for a Project Accountant on a permanent basis, located in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.


As Project Accountant you will be a key member of the project team, responsible for providing financial support to allocated projects and for preparing month-end project financial reports. Key responsibilities will be to:
Deliver all aspects of cost control of assigned projects including forecasting and commitment tracking of man hours, procurement activities and vessel operations
Provide project managers with advice and support in financially managing their projects
Ensure that the financial systems (SAP/EcoSys) accurately reflect project costs and revenues to date, including processing accruals or prepayments
Assist the project managers in the preparation of monthly project and financial forecasts for assigned projects
Assist the project manager in the preparation of a monthly financial sensitivity analysis for their projects
Analyse variances from as-bid financials by building a detailed monthly analysis of variances from prior forecast
Prepare month end project reports and review with project manager
Attend project / client meetings and provide relevant cost and financial input as required
Prepare and issue, or manage the preparation and issuance of all project invoices, whilst maintaining a focus on collection of payment
Prepare project cash flows in support of the group's treasury requirements for cash flow forecasting
Develop effective interfaces with all project functions and contribute to improvement programs; build/enhance relationships with project managers to ensure communication and flow of information is effective; work with project managers to develop and improve reporting tools/systems and make recommendations to improve/enhance existing processes
Perform ad-hoc associated role/team duties, as required.

Professional qualifications – Finance or Business-related higher qualification. Strong practical experience in a similar role will also be considered
Recognised accounting body qualification is desirable, along with a commitment to continued self-development/learning
Existing project accounting and cost control experience is highly desirable.
IT competent across the MS Office suite.
Excellent MS Excel skills.
SAP experience is preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, maintains strong collaborative relationships at all levels across a multicultural global environment.
Leadership skills and the ability to motivate/influence others to achieve required objectives.
Ability to work with detail and accuracy, also analytical with strong numerical skills.
Pro-active planning and organising skills, able to identify and effectively prioritise workload and successfully meet multiple, often competing deadlines.
Flexible to adapt to changing priorities within a fast-paced 24/7 global business.
Pro-active with a solutions-based approach, willing to challenge the status quo.
Demonstrates initiative and ownership to deliver workload unsupervised while flexible to support wider team activities.
Committed to continuous improvement and identification of efficient work methods and processes.
Committed to self-improvement and development of professional accountancy skills
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