Balfour Beatty

Project Accountant

Derby, East Midlands, UK
Not disclosed
20 Feb 2024
01 Mar 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Newly qualified

Project Accountant

To assist in the delivery of financial performance including providing assistance in the preparation of primary and associated financial statements, analysis of variance to budget/forecast, and the effective management of underlying ledgers.


  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including profit and loss account, balance sheet, cash flows, variance analysis, key performance indicators, and supporting commentaries in line with agreed SLA and reporting deadlines;
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic forecasting including profit and loss account, and cash flows
  • Support the Finance Manager in the maintenance of management accounting processes and implement and communicate any required changes;
  • Prepare and deliver supporting data and relevant analysis to the SBU teams to aid decision-making in an effective and timely manner;
  • Ensure management and fiscal reporting are fully reconciled and aligned;
  • Support the Finance Manager in the preparation and submission of all consolidated management accounts for SBU and Group Finance review and sign-off;
  • Lead, contribute to, and support Projects as designated;
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with all finance processes, controls, and regulatory framework.
  • Proactively assist in the identification of improvements (through root cause analysis), making recommendations and successfully implement new ways of working gaining the full support of stakeholders and colleagues alike;
  • Manage, coach, and appraise colleagues under their own scope of responsibility. Ensure that all colleagues are motivated, develop, and are led, and managed effectively to meet the needs of stakeholders;
  • Provide a high level of customer service to both internal and external stakeholders;
  • Provide effective business partnering and relationship management;
  • Secondary point of contact with Heads of Departments, FCs, and FDs; primary point of contact for finance managers

Provide general support to internal and external customers

Personal Qualities / Experience

The following experience/qualifications are required:

  • Newly Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent)/ part qualified/qualified by experience
  • Advance Ms Excel
  • Strong accounting experience with a sound understanding of all management accounting disciplines
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of accounting and reporting systems including multicurrency ERP systems (preferably Oracle), applicable legislation, and the statutory and regulatory framework;
  • Proactive
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Some experience of presenting
  • The ability to challenge existing process, controls, and delivery to improve performance
  • Demonstrable ability to support business planning in a shared service environment and to develop key processes and KPI/metrics to help evaluate and improve performance
  • Good understanding of construction industry and working in a multiple Operating Company environment with diverse stakeholder management
  • Experience of managing, developing, and motivating colleagues
  • Resilience
  • A continuous improvement mentality and project-related experience

Awareness of Financial Reporting Standards and other developments within global accounting practices and the ability to apply within the company.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Energy: Create pace and momentum to deliver results and drive team to do the same; talk positively about the business and build great stakeholder relationships;
  • Edge: Make the right decisions for Balfour Beatty making tough judgement calls where necessary but also acting as a role model for our values and behaviours;
  • Excite: Inspire others to outperform and achieve the shared vision; communicate openly and transparently to influence and build trust;
  • Execute: Get the job done, and done well, taking accountability and holding others to account;
  • Empowerment: Provide clear targets and trust others to deliver; provide support and direction for growing talent and building capability;

Empathise: Listen, understand, and adjust; be self-aware and understand customer needs and priorities.

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