We are currently recruiting a Senior Project Accountant for a well-established Financial Services business based centrally in Cardiff.
As a qualified Accountant, you will be the Finance specialist working on various large scale projects and programmes of work.
This will include working closely with many operational areas across Finance, IT and Operational change. You will report to the Finance Manager (UK Insurance) and also build relationships with senior management personnel.
The ideal candidate would need to be a Accountant ACA, CIMA or ACCA qualified who has a strong academic background and approximately 5 years’ post qualified experience.
With strong interpersonal skills, you will need to have the ability to communicate effectively and influence all types of people at all levels of management.
Commercial outlook is essential along with experience of preparing investment business cases and cost management processes.
Successful candidates need to be self-motivated and pro-active in all aspects of the role. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are essential and proficiency in using MS Word and PowerPoint.
Overview of main duties : Developing a good understanding of the activities of the business and a strong working relationship with managers across the entire business, in order to be able to provide financial, numerical and procedural analysis for a variety of departmentsTaking a leading role in developing business cases for IT / operational business change programmesImprove cost management across the business by developing processes / undertaking reviews to challenge the cost-effectiveness / efficiency / budget variances with department heads, and investigating expense queries as necessaryOverseeing the detailed annual expense & income budgets / re-forecasts processes for elements of the UK insurance businessesPlaying a leading role in projects across the business, with a view to maximising revenue / profitability, and reporting the results in a concise manner to Finance Managers / Senior Management teamDevelopment of complex spreadsheet models to aid with business decision-making and assessment of new products and partnershipsPro-active monitoring of performance vs.
budget / re-forecasts and summarising variances for senior management through meetings with heads of departments across the businessProviding general support and ad-hoc analysis as required by Finance Managers and Senior Management from across the businessCoaching / developing the team of Project Accountants, and direct line management responsibility for 1-2 employeesIf you are interested, please get in touch with the Team for a confidential discussion.