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Senior Project Accountant

West Midlands
£45,000 to £50,000
Job Type
28 Jul 2022
Role: Senior Project Accountant
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Up too: £50,000 per year
Location: Coventry (CV5) With occasional trips to London
Hybrid Working: Yes, only 2 days in the office per week.
Additional Perks: 26 days holiday (increasing up to 29 days) & Matching pension contribution of 10%

Are you seeking a new opportunity to apply your experience and academic knowledge with a forward-thinking business, who are renown for re-investing into their employee's development with dedicated learning hours and succession planning? Then LHH Recruitment Solutions would be keen to speak with you!

Due to on-going success my client has created a brand-new Senior Project Accountant role to help support projects and drive collaboration within the Group. The role will be varied and shall call both on your technical knowledge but also your business partnering/stakeholder influencing experience.


Responsible for managing the P&L, balance sheet, order book and cashflow for each assigned project.
Support project management with the control/forecasting by reporting on the project actual & forecast spend
Act as a guidance to 2 Project Accountants to support their development and also assign tasks
Manage the financial elements of a successful bid - including creation of the baseline budget, project reports and full set up in the SAP system
Analyse new project forecasts to assess risks & opportunities.
Completing tender templates to determine budget costs and ensure all change is incorporated in the cost & value
Act as a business partner, breaking down financial data to project & operational stakeholders such as the commercial team.
Ensure all project reports and forecasts are submitted to Central Finance on time ensuring the information is accurate
Calculate and review project accruals - in relation to internal and agency staff, materials, and major subcontractors
Manage or support the setup, submission and processing of Payment Applications, certificates, and invoices, including all postings to the ledger
Actively monitor the payment cycle ensuring any required actions are taken to improve the cash position
Provide supporting information to enable to issue, approval & payment of all actual costsWhat you need

Part or fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA)
Ambition to continuously develop, with the aim to grow into other senior/management roles in coming years
Previous project accountancy experience
Advanced Excel skills (including pivot tables, formulas, and macros)
Excellent communicator with the ability to challenge decision and influence others
Desire and ability to work closely and develop productive relationships with both Finance staff other project functions
The ability to analyse and use data to make valuable contributions to a process or activity
Someone who is technically savvy and strives to automate/streamline processes (knowledge or Tableau or Power BI would be desired but not essential)
Recent management/ partnering experience is preferred but not essential
SAP knowledge or basic understanding of SAP would be an advantage
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  • Job Reference: 670307305-2
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: lhh recruitment
    lhh recruitment
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £45,000 to £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: 10% Bonus & Hybrid Working
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent