Project Accountant (Intergration)

Job Title: Project Accountant (Intergration)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Reference: 3981583_1621784421
Contact Name: Alexandra Elliott
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 23, 2021 16:40

Job Description

Project Accountant

Your new company

Our client is the UK's largest independent distribution platform and a top 20 globally. They are a collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 7,000 people

Your new role

This role will play a key part in the finance integration of acquired businesses and other finance projects. Requires an individual with significant hands-on experience of project management, finance integration and working in a financial control environment. A good understanding of insurance broking and systems would be extremely beneficial. Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills required. Responsible for the finance integration service delivery model, to align financial controls and finance reporting with standard policy, process and procedures

  • Collaborate with the M&A Team, Payroll, Treasury and Finance teams to ensure smooth integration
  • Coordinate pre-and post-acquisition finance activity to ensure smooth financial integration of newly acquired businesses
  • Provide a single point of communication to the wider Finance Team on financial integration activity
  • Deliver the necessary processes and controls to onboard acquisitions into the business as usual environment
  • Ensure all data is reconciled and processes defined before handing over into business as usual
  • Prepare and post ledger journals with appropriate support and where relevant review journals for accuracy
  • Co-ordinate all finance integration projects
  • Project accounting including financial reporting and KPI analysis
  • Responsibility for understanding and validating all aspects of project accounting, explaining to stakeholders, variances in revenue + expenditures vs budget, forecasts and prior year actuals
  • Liaise with other finance departments within Group, to ensure accuracy accounting
  • Preparation of monthly project and acquisition exceptionals for Finance Manager review
  • Production of monthly project cashflows with forecast projections
  • Support budget and forecasting, profit and loss + cash basis
  • Communicate and build relationships with stakeholders and teams across the business
  • Ensure successful completion of training and assessment exercises as assigned from the Compliance and Training Department
  • Complete recruitment, HR, Training and Appraisals processes
  • Team approach to deliver objectives, create strong working relationships and support team development
  • Fulfil your responsibilities in line with agreed processes to achieve agreed objectives, and in doing so, ensure compliance with the client and insurer money rules within the FCA Handbook
  • Any other duties as assigned

What you'll need to succeed

  • Specialised Knowledge -CASS, IFRS, UK GAAP
  • Microsoft Excel - Skills to an advanced level
  • Professional Certification - ACA/ACCA/CIMA/ Qualified by Experience (QBE) qualified or equivalent
  • Experience - Broad range of general accounting functions including business and financial reporting; a good understanding of insurance broking and systems beneficial
  • Hands-on experience of project management, finance integration and working in a financial control environment
  • Experience of integration or compiling financial reports from incomplete record
  • Ability to influence and build good working relationships with key stakeholders, within finance teams and the wider business
  • Excellent communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Working understanding of financial control environment
  • Ability to identify workable solutions to problems and gain buy-in from stakeholders, to implement
  • Self-motivated with the drive and determination to see tasks through
  • Works well in a multi-discipline team
  • Initiative, proactivity, enquiring approach, resourcefulness
  • Adaptability, ability to embrace and respond positively to change
  • Analytical and investigative skills, logical reasoning and problem-solving skills - individually and collaboratively
  • Ability to quickly learn and work with new processes and systems
  • Ability to train others on systems and processes
  • Integrity and assertiveness when dealing with complex / business critical issues
  • Flexibility of working practices, priorities and hours to meet business demands
  • Strong written and oral communication skill

What you'll get in return

  • Wide range of training courses available through My Learning
  • Competitive holiday allowance with ability to purchase and sell
  • Employee discounts across the Group & external providers
  • Opportunity to contribute to and get involved with their charity
  • Private healthcare, dental, gym memberships and much more
  • Company pension scheme and financial wellbeing support and tools
  • Annual employee recognition awards

What you need to do now

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