Balfour Beatty

Project Accountant

South East, UK
Not disclosed
24 May 2024
11 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About the role

Balfour Beatty have an exciting opportunity for a Project Accountant to join our growing team in Winchester

We are open to people across the UK that are willing to travel and stay in Winchester for the majority of the working week. Where overnight accommodation is necessary, travel and accommodation costs to be reimbursed in line with the Balfour Beatty travel and subsistence policy.

What you'll be doing

  • Oversee the timely and accurate preparation of monthly Cost and Value accounts and other financial reports, complying with all relevant accounting policies and requirements
  • Understand and control costs, the balance sheet, and cashflow performance
  • Act as a financial partner to the relevant leadership teams to ensure all financial issues are robustly and effectively managed and reported
  • Work closely with the Commercial teams to understand and influence business performance and manage risks
  • Provide constructive challenge and input into project/contract review meetings
  • Prepare budgets, analyse and understand performance against budget
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations
  • Liaise with Balfour Beattys accounting services team to ensure transactions are recorded correctly
  • Lead, develop and coach individuals to build high performing teams and create a pipeline of talent
  • Manage Project Bank Account reporting to the Client and internally
  • Live the Balfour Beatty Values
  • Ensure a focus on Zero Harm

Who we're looking for

The individual will be a qualified accountant.

  • Relevant experience gained within a contracting/projects background is preferable however not essential - More importantly is a track record of cost control, balance sheet control, and P&L and cash flow reporting in a fast paced and complex business.
  • Experience in ERPs including Oracle is advantageous.
  • Good data and excel skills, with the skills to work with complex big data sets, is essential. Experience using PowerBi or Excel PowerQuery advantageous but more importantly is the willingness to learn these skills as we look to digitize the business.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills, with an ability to command respect at all levels of the organisation. The ability to be independent and objective, whilst maintaining effective relationships, is essential.
  • Good attention to detail, with a disciplined and organised approach to work.
  • Understand and implements appropriate controls to processes, procedure and reports.
  • Able to develop new processes, controls and reports.

Why work for us

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business.

To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion.

Balfour Beatty is also a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at:

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