Lead Project Financial Controller, Stafford, 6 months, £30-35 per hour
Interim opportunity for an experienced Accountant with strong controls experience to manage consolidated financial accounts of a number of projects and support the Project Director and other project functions as a Finance Partner.
The Lead Project Financial Controller will have overall responsibility for all reporting and controlling requirements of the project, proper consolidation of Project results and a comprehensive communication to secure consistent accounting and reporting in terms of detailed scope.
Cashflow and revenue/margin management and control
Accountable for all financial issues on the project after tender phase (from contract award date to project completion)
Have full knowledge of all financial movements with regards to revenue, margin and cash at all time
Ensure that information is consistent, approved and reconciled on a regular basis
Ensure global view of consolidated project financials, understanding each partner's financial movements
With the Project Director, define the billing plan at project start and the revenue recognition plan
Consolidate, validate and forecast trading and billing milestones to ensure consistent consolidated revenue recognition and cash
Support the issue, reduction, recovery and cancellation of bonds and bank guarantees to be issued to the client.
Ensure accurate foreign exchange coverage throughout the project life cycle
Check, control and monitor movements in actual and committed costs, correct where necessary
Constantly reassess to ensure cost to complete is under control
Manage and forecast cash movements monthly
Track cash-in overdue status
Ensure communication with cash controller in term of factoring
Provide all necessary support to Project Director on financial issues
Ensure that project data reporting is in line between the ERP and the approved Project reviews
Develop strong relationships and continuous communication flows with all project controllers in Project Participating units to ensure that working assumptions are shared, consistent and reported in a timely manner
Implement the controlling tools used within the reporting unit
Ensure that all financial processes and instructions and internal controls, including DoA, are implemented, robust and compliant
Management reporting: prepare and attend the consolidated Project Reviews, produce all financial project reporting
Bachelor's degree from an accredited University or College
General development with proven relevant hands-on finance experience and strong financial control ability
Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
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