Salary£50000 - £55000 per annum
An excellent opportunity has arisen working for a leading commercial business based in Chelmsford. As part of continued growth and a re-organisation they are looking to recruit for a Project Accountant.

Key duties and responsibilities will include;

Project Accounting

• In line with UK and USA Reporting Requirements, complete monthly accounts for all assigned projects on a timely basis with appropriate revenue recognition.
• Preparation of monthly project reports, producing reports on current status, revenue recognition, future projections and variance analysis to budget,
• Communicate those results around the business as required,
• Enhance those reports to include; cash-flow projections & risk registers
• Monitor contracts and ensure that all customer billings / contract variations are raised & logged in an accurate and timely fashion.
• Update Project Manager on status of customer and supplier payments.

Commercial Support

• Complete financial concurrence of company bids and tenders in line with company procedures
• Assist commercial managers in completing complex price breakdowns for project tenders
• Complete cash-flow forecasts for significant bids and tenders.
• Completion of Post Project Financial Reviews of completed projects outlining budget differences and reasons from original plan and feedback into Commercial environment

This role requires a highly skilled project accountant, who has a rounded experience in a similar environment.

Key skills, experience and qualifications required include;

• Strong understanding and knowledge of project accounting
• Understanding and knowledge of contracts and the contractual process
• Experience of working in a commercial environment
• Understanding of construction, engineering or a similar environment
Understands technical & operational issues at a high level and able to present them clearly for finance.
• Presents & explains finance to non-financial managers.

Highly Desirable

• Substantial experience in a construction or engineering project environment
• Excellent Microsoft Excel based skills
• A good accounting qualification and university level education.
• Excellent communication and presentational skills.

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