Senior Project Controller

Ref: ZR_6280_JOB  ·  Posted on 09 July 2021
Key responsibilities

Technical Delivery:

A working knowledge and demonstrable experience in all the following areas:

  • Accounting or complex project financial controls and management
  • Intermediate to Advanced level MS Excel skills
  • Attention to detail; working to a high level of accuracy
  • Reviewing data and information to identify key points and actions required
  • Problem solving and analytical skills – you identify potential problems and propose a range of solutions, recognising the pros and cons of implementing each
  • Identifying the need for and leading on process improvements
  • Commercial understanding – you understand typical terms and conditions of contracts that affect financial outcomes
  • Management information/ reporting
  • Procurement knowledge would be advantageous but not essential – you have a good working knowledge of running competitions
  • Experience using financial or project reporting tools and/ or working in a project delivery environment is desirable but not essential

Colleague and Client Interaction:

  • Building trusting relationships with colleagues at all levels in a business environment
  • Leading juniors through delegating tasks, guiding, mentoring and coaching
  • Understanding your client’s business context and how this affects your work
  • Engaging and building trusting relationships with clients and/or suppliers and providing financial information as required.

Practice and Business Development:

  • Leading process improvements
  • Sharing skills and knowledge with colleagues
  • Contributing to the sales of consulting work through the financial aspects of bid development
  • Awareness of commercial drivers and implications, commercially astute
Skills & experience
  • Project Management qualifications (for example APM) or qualifications in finance/project accounting, would be advantageous but not essential
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel formal training or equivalent knowledge
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products such as Word and PowerPoint or equivalent.

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Teamwork – Strong people skills and approachability working collaboratively with others and proactively providing support where required. Whilst also confident working independently, using own initiative, and managing own workload
  • Communication – Concise verbal and written communication skills and effective questioning/listening skills.
  • Flexibility – Supportive of change and the ability to adapt approach to individual situations and remain calm under pressure
  • Customer Focus – Delivers a high level of customer service to external and internal customers
  • Initiative – Ability to spot problems and solve them and to identify and lead on process improvements
  • Organised – Ability to break down work into key tasks and activities and manage time well
  • Ethics and integrity – A collaborative team-player who has a positive influence on others and with high behavioural standards and business ethics
  • Collegiate – Keen to learn and develop own skills, manage own workload effectively as well as supporting colleagues across the PMO Services and Solutions Practice and wider business
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