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Interim Project Accountant

  • Competitive Salary
  • Dorset
  • Posted: 10/06/2024
  • Temporary
  • Job Ref: 387148406

Job Details

Sheridan Maine is collaborating with a prominent organisation on the South Coast, seeking an experienced Interim Project Accountant. This role is pivotal within the Finance team, offering essential support and guidance to aid in planning, predicting, and presenting periodic project and financial performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with budget holders, providing guidance and advice on financial issues to aid in key decision-making.
  • Set and maintain integrity and controls of project accounting by establishing approved project financial performance targets.
  • Maintain project, contract, and cost data, and prepare and control contract-related sales invoices.
  • Ensure the delivery of accurate, timely results for periodic orders, revenue, and profit trading.
  • Adopt appropriate revenue recognition policies for long-term contracts.
  • Support bid phase reviews, offering advice on rates and profit application, cash-flow, and financing costs.
  • Prepare general ledger journals for monthly accounts, maintain balance sheet reconciliations, and key cost accruals records.
  • Assist in the valuation and control of assets, stock, and work in progress.
  • Provide periodic reporting to present key financial and operational performance to the Senior Leadership Team.
Skills and Experience Required:
  • Ability to calculate and interpret relevant financial KPIs and experience with ERP systems.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Confidence to challenge existing processes and willingness to adapt.
  • Skills in developing relationships and processes to drive performance.
  • Self-Driven; capable of working unsupervised, under own initiative, with the drive to influence and improve project reporting and performance.
  • Proficiency in presenting and communicating financial information.
  • Ability to work in a team, develop empathy with colleagues, and understand their roles and priorities.
Behavioral Requirements:
  • Able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Drive to influence and enhance project reporting and performance.
  • Strong team player with empathy and understanding of colleagues' roles.
This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to a leading organisation, with the potential to transition to a permanent position. If you have the skills and experience outlined above, Sheridan Maine invites you to apply for this exciting opportunity in Poole, Dorset.

Key information: 
The successful candidate must be able to achieve full SC (Security Clearance) and hold a British Passport.

You are required to be eligible to work in the UK full time without restriction.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive it is not always possible to respond to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if we have not responded to your application within five days please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

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