Project Finance Manager

Job Title: Project Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: D20D279_1568823701
Contact Name: Dominic Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2019 17:21

Job Description

Project Accountant (Analyst) - Real Estate Development OUR Client - Is an established and prestigious property developer who are well recognised for their unique and high-end developments. They have solely instructed us to help them recruit this key hire - of a Project Accountant with strong analytical skills.

The Role of the Project Accountant will involve sole responsibility and full delivery of accounting processes and related appraisals and analysis for a new mixed-use £multi-million+ 'flagship' development. Reporting to the CFO, the duties will include:

Financial Modelling, Accounts and Reporting:

  • Managing the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting timetable.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts and Profit and Loss and balance sheet.
  • Reviewing incurred project expenditures and overseeing the allocation of project expenses throughout the development.
  • Identifying and reporting continuous improvement initiatives in relation to the project accounting processes and systems.
  • Liaising with the project owners as required to complete any project accounting activities.
  • Liaising with auditors / valuation team.
  • Coordinating with administrators and accountants with teams in Luxembourg and UK.

Cost Management:

  • Preparing forecasts and budgets.
  • Tracking actuals versus budgets, any variance resulting from this.
  • Preparing cost inputs to include in project model for investment appraisal purposes.
  • Reporting on development project costs within agreed timetables.
  • Effectively communicating with JV partners and stakeholder and Business Unit Managers and any outside contractors including any other third parties.

Cash Management:

  • Managing development costs approval, payments runs and drawdown process from funders.
  • Monitoring payments made against the latest cash flow forecast and requesting loan drawdowns from funding partners.
  • Approving all purchase invoices and arranging for payment.
  • Overseeing project bank accounts and reconcile on a regular basis.

Tax and Compliance:

  • Completing quarterly VAT Returns and managing the tax compliance throughout the structure.

The Person - To apply it is likely that you will be ACCA / ACA or CIMA qualified with a working knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS - and you will possess excellent financial modelling and Excel skills as this is a critical core competency for the role - You will also be able to demonstrate previous exposure to the real estate sector - specifically of working on development projects. The preferred candidate must also be a good communicator with solid interpersonal skills as position will involve liaising at all levels within the company and JV partners and have a good eye for detail and a solid ability to organise. This is an excellent opportunity to join a fast paced and growing business.

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