Commercial Accountant (12 Month FTC)

Job Title: Commercial Accountant (12 Month FTC)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Warwick, Warwickshire
Salary: Bens
Reference: 3689136_1570350239
Contact Name: Sophie Evans
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 06, 2019 09:24

Job Description

12 Month FTC Contract Commercial Accountant role, excellent benefits, based in Warwick.

Your new company
Hays Senior Finance are proud to be working in an exclusive partnership with this well known business in Warwick, to recruit a Contract Commercial Accountant, based in Warwick, on a 12 month fixed term contract basis. Reporting into the Finance Director, you will be responsible for all commercial aspects of opportunities / projects that are led from the Warwick office.

Your new role

  • Produce monthly project financial performance via CVR
  • Build strong relationships and credibility with Project Managers (PMs) to enable accurate project reporting and appropriate contract administration
  • Work with and assist the Finance Director (FD) with all Commercial team activities including process improvements
  • Work closely with the Business Sector & Discipline directors as well as the finance team

Principal responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Ownership of contract reporting via CVR production, including interrogation of costs incurred to date and to complete
  • Undertake weekly variance cost / hours analysis of actuals against forecast and present re-forecasts to enable successful decision making by the project manager
  • Lead change management process with input from the project manager, including maintenance of change register
  • Generating applications for payment and invoices together with all necessary back up and ensuring timely cash collection
  • Working with discipline leads to challenge cost of further works
  • Liaising with client commercial staff to build strong working relationships with clients
  • Identify areas of risk and opportunity and manage each accordingly
  • Advising Project Leads on commercial & contractual issues, including contract review and appointment of sub-consultants
  • Assistance with fee build up during bid stage and negotiating rate changes with client on long term projects
  • Leading ad hoc client audits
  • Manage, supervise and support Deputy Fee Manager

What you'll need to succeed

  • Contract administration knowledge / experience advantageous
  • Accountancy qualification desirable

Technical skills and experience

  • Demonstrable advanced excel skills
  • Sound analytical ability
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Confidence and ability to interact and build strong relationships across all levels
  • Articulate, credible and highly motivated
  • Highly organised
  • Proactive, actively pursues improvement
  • Proven experience of handling multiple projects and demanding stakeholders

What you'll get in return
As well as a competitive salary, you will receive excellent benefits, including a car/cash allowance of £5,000, 6% matched pension, death in service, 25 days annual leave plus time between Christmas and new year (office shutdown, typically additional 3 days), free on site parking, flexible working, and on site facilities.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, including salary requirements, or call Sophie Evans on 02476 902024 for further information. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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