Project Accountant (Qualified/PQ), Project Controller Group, Consulting, Cardiff

Recruiter
Deloitte (UK)
Location
Cardiff, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
05 Sep 2022
Closes
05 Oct 2022
Ref
6045
Job role
Accountant
Experience level
Part qualified
Job description

Your opportunity
Human Capital as a Service (HCaaS)


OurHCaaSbusiness sits within our Human Capital practice - the world's leading people and HR transformation business. As part of a practice that brings leading-edge tooling, research and analytics expertise together with deep industry knowledge, you'll help to deliver innovative and complex transformation programmes for our clients.

Project Financial Control as a Service (PFCaaS)
The continued success of our Project Financial Control team (part of the widerHCaaSoffering) means that we are looking to grow further by recruiting project finance specialists with experience in delivering transformation across all industries with the right skill set and attitude towards performance, growth and development.

The world has never before faced such a complex number of environmental, social and economic challenges and a new way of delivering transformation programmes is needed to respond to these. Our market leading transformation approach will challenge conventional thinking around the delivery of programmes, using a multi-disciplinary capability to help our clients deliver their most critical and demanding issues while reinforcing Deloitte's commitment to purpose-led change.

Our practice comprises a blend of those who have worked previously in industry (in both technical and non-technical roles) and those who have prior consulting experience. The strength and value that our project financial excellence brings to our clients and Deloitte is a result of our collectively diverse and highly relevant industry insights and experience; the complexity of challenges our clients face requires us to leverage this diverse range of skillsets and experiences.

You will have the opportunity to work with one or many elite clients in:
  • Consumer Business
  • Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Energy and Resources
  • Healthcare and Life Sciences
  • Public Sector
  • Financial Service industry

As part of a practice that brings leading-edge tooling, research and analytics expertise together with deep industry knowledge, you'll deliver programme financial managementthat are not only innovative, but deliver the most positive impact for all.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?
For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more. If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role
Project Accountants are a team of part and fullyqualified accountantsthat sit within Deloitte's Consulting business. The team provide robust financial management for Deloitte's most commercially complex client programmes as well as direct to client services. Our financial management capability maximises value add through specialist actionable data insight and bridging the gap in expertise between project delivery teams and Finance. The team improve financial management through establishing rigorous processes and improving overall project finance governance. We are looking for individuals who can quickly integrate with our team and bring their skills, knowledge and experience to bear and add value to our work in various industries and competencies. They must be self-reliant whilst working in teams and be clear as to how they want their career to developwithin Deloitte.

Project Controller will have responsibility for:
  • Managing budgets for our client's large scale transformational programmes
  • Delivering client ready KPI reporting and dashboards and running end to end process
  • Developing financial models and analysis to influence key decision makers and project leadership
  • Providing sound financial input and robust challenge to senior stakeholders
  • Problem solving and adoptable to changing client needs
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to deliver favourable commercial outcomes
  • Encouraging continuous process improvement to promote best in class reporting and analysis
  • Providing quality reviews and mentorship to junior team members (for Ms only)
  • Proactively driving your own development through access to on the job coaching and an array of training options
  • Supporting development of the Deloitte business, brand and reputation
  • Building lasting relationship with our clients
  • Be a passionate champion of research, exploring new ways we can support our clients, developing relevant and valuable thought leadership
  • Contribute constantly to all areas of practice growth and leadership

Benefits for you
  • Deloitte will support you towards completing your professional accountancy qualification i.e. ACCA, CIMA or ACA
  • You will get opportunities to work with senior stakeholders and Deloitte's large FTSE100 and global clients
  • You will have a structured career path and opportunity to develop multitude of technical and soft skills as well as commercial and financial acumen

Your work, your choice
At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk. We carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients. Please speak to your recruiter about the working pattern that works best for you.

Location:You will be based inaDeloitteLondon, Belfast or Cardiffoffice, however travel may be required for client based projects. Whilst some clients are based in your local office city, we do spend time on site with regional and international clients. We specify full mobility for our consulting roles but we make arrangements respectfully, there may be some opportunity for working from home depending on client demands.

Work Pattern:This is a permanent role with a degree of flexibility. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

Your professional experience
To qualify for the role you must have:
  • Qualified or Part-Qualified Accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA;
  • An ability to work in a pressured environment with ambitious and demanding individuals;
  • Strong financial modelling and excel skills;
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills;
  • Good commercial awareness and experience in supporting senior leadership;
  • Comfortable working with large data sets;
  • Adoptable to meet client needs;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Desirable Requirements:
  • Experience in advising clients or having worked in a consulting environment would be preferable;
  • Experience of an accounting system (e.g. SAP) would be preferable;
  • Experience in finance or accounting environment with strong attention to detail skills;
  • Experience in a project environment, managing multiple tasks, requirements and stakeholders;
  • Able to use own initiative, to be proactive and able to identify appropriate solutions to problems;
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills and quantitative aptitude;
  • Expertise in data visualisation, PowerBI a plus;
  • VBA or other coding language skills are an advantage;
  • Willingness to travel

Your service line: Consulting
Our people and the way we work are the two things that set us apart in the consulting universe. For us, collaboration is fundamental to success, along with an unrivalled depth and breadth of expertise. We work closely with our clients and each other, at every stage of every project, solving our clients' trickiest problems with a mix of knowledge, creativity and intellectual rigour. A hugely diverse range of clients rely on us to deliver the kind of change that adds genuine, lasting value to their business.

Personal independence
Regulation and controls are standard practice in our industry and Deloitte is no exception. These controls provide important legal protection for both you and the firm. We are subject to a number of audit regulations, one of which requires that certain colleagues abide by specific personal independence constraints. This can mean that you and your "Immediate Family Members" are not permitted to hold certain financial interests (shares, funds, bonds etc.) with audit clients of the firm. The recruitment team will provide further detail as you progress through the recruitment process.

About Deloitte

Our Purpose & Strategy
To make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society - defines who we are and what we stand for. Our purpose provides the foundation for our strategy and our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services: this is not about size, it's about being the first choice. The first choice for the largest and most influential clients, and the first choice for the best talent.

What do we do?
Deloitte offers global integrated professional services that include Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Legal, Risk Advisory and Tax Consulting. Our approach combines intellectual leadership, industrial expertise, insight, consulting & problem solving capabilities whatever the role, technology revolutions and innovation from multiple disciplines to help our clients excel anywhere in the world.

Beyond the UK: Deloitte North and South Europe
The UK is part of Deloitte North and South Europe (NSE), the second largest member firm in the Deloitte network. Deloitte NSE combines operations in Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, the Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden), Switzerland and the UK. Deloitte NSE brings together 2,500 partners and over 40,000 people, combining our unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and tax and legal across the region. Being part of Deloitte NSE supports our aspiration to be the undisputed leader in professional services and will create more opportunity and growth for our people.

What do we value?
What brings us all together at Deloitte? It's how we approach the thousands of decisions we make every day. How we behave, our beliefs and our attitudes. In other words: our values. Whatever we do, wherever we are in the world, we lead the way, serve with integrity, take care of each other, foster inclusion, and collaborate for maximum impact. These five shared values lead every decision we make and action we take, guiding us to deliver impact how and where it matters most.

Being a Leader at Deloitte
Cultural fit and purpose-led leadership is crucial for Deloitte. Our leaders always set the example and inspire their colleagues. They make quality time for people and take an interest in them. They know what matters to people - both inside and outside work - and value them as individuals; always finding opportunities to develop them while showing respect and appreciation.

We expect colleagues at all levels to embrace and live our purpose and our leadership culture by challenging themselves to identify issues that are most important for our clients, our people, and for society and make an impact that matters. We know leadership comes in all shapes and sizes, but our Leadership Charter helps all of our people understand what we're looking for:
  • We live our purpose:we act as a role model, embracing and living our purpose and values, and recognising others for the impact they make
  • We develop talent:we develop high-performing people and teams through challenging and meaningful opportunities
  • We drive performance:we deliver exceptional client service; maximise results and drive high performance from people while fostering collaboration across businesses and borders
  • We believe positive influence can make an impact that matters:we influence clients, teams, and individuals positively, leading by example and establishing confident relationships with increasingly senior people
  • We move, together, towards a strategic direction:we understand key objectives for clients and Deloitte, aligning people to objectives and setting priorities and direction.

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