Project Accountant, Colchester

An exciting opportunity for a Project Accountant to work for a global company within their office based in Colchester.

You will be a Qualified Accountant:
Monitoring and financial reporting on the progress of medium to long term engineering contracts
Reporting variances
Understanding of costs and expenses charged to cost of sales on the project and ensuring that project billings are issued to clients and payments collected within the contractual timescales stipulated.
Looking after and maintaining project information
Maintain project accounting records in excel workbooks
Evaluating and reconciling the project WIP.
Attend monthly/quarterly internal project management meetings to obtain and share information for the preparation of contract accounting records.
Maintaining all relevant income and expenditure for each project, including labour transactions booked.
Multi currency cash flow management
Support and provide information to the Financial Accountant where letters of credit guarantees are required.
Good knowledge of project records and contracts to ensure terms are adhered to.
Management accounts preparation and reporting, including variance commentary for contracts in scope.
Ensuring consistent and robust financial reporting across contracts in scope.
Business partnering with non-finance managers to support financial processes.
Developing financial systems along with senior finance and IT support to make processes more user friendly.
Liaising with auditors
Creating bespoke financial reports and other ad hoc reporting requirements.

Key Experiences and Qualifications
CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified accountant.
Minimum of 2 years of PQE and have worked in an engineering environment
Experience of working across multi-currency contracts
Process set up and implementation experience
Strong systems and data manipulation skills
Ability to work on concurrent multiple projects
Very strong technical skills in accounting
Advanced Excel/systems skills
Strong commercial acumen
Strong interpersonal skills (particularly when dealing with non-financial managers)

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days your application for this position has been unsuccessful.