Balfour Beatty

Cost Assurance Auditor

Birmingham, West Midlands, UK
Not disclosed
21 Jun 2024
24 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About the role

We are looking for a Cost Assurance Auditor to join our project team, working on a Joint Venture in our major projects division as part of the HS2 project in the Birmingham Area.

You will play a key part in cost verification generally on our open book contract, specifically liaising with external auditors conducted by our customer and HS2 as well as performing self-verification checks on our costs highlighting areas for improvement with regards to compliance and process.

You will work as part of a small team, with the combined purpose of ensuring compliance with contract requirements

What you'll be doing

  • Gain expertise in our costs and processes and respond to audits by our customer and HS2
  • Review findings of the regular (quarterly) sampling by our customer in order to identify gaps in process and capture these in order to improve consistency across the project
  • Provide expertise in processes by reviewing, documenting, recommending and improving them
  • Improve compliance with processes through education and communications
  • Perform cost assurance and compliance checks across a range of cost processes
  • Carry out cost compliance checks, to ensure that costs are charged in line with the contract

Who we're looking for

  • Part-Qualified or Qualified accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA or equivalent)
  • Strong accounting experience with a sound understanding of process (essential)
  • Advanced user of Ms Excel, Ms Power Point and Ms Word (desirable)
  • Strong analytical skills and comfortable working with large volumes of data in excel Power BI knowledge advantageous
  • A good understanding and working knowledge of accounting and reporting systems (Oracle experience would be an advantage)
  • The ability to challenge existing process, controls and delivery to improve performance
  • Ability to communicate and support implementation through to non-Finance colleagues
  • Team-oriented with a strong sense of ownership and accountability and able to work under minimal supervision on individual tasks and with stakeholders as needed

Personal attributes

  • Results Driven: Demonstrates a passion and excitement for his/her work. 
  • Tackles problems head-on and works to resolve them without delay.
  • Focus on Excellence: Willing to go the extra mile to exceed expectations. 
  • Continually searches for ways to add value and take performance to the next level.
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Puts aside personal agendas to work for the benefit of customers and suppliers and other stakeholders. 
  • Proactively builds knowledge through sharing knowledge, ideas and expertise with others.
  • Agile: Learns quickly, adapting thought and action to changing business and customer demands. 
  • Is energised by change.
  • Communication: Clearly communicates ideas, plans and priorities to others. 
  • Makes communication a priority so there are no surprises.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UK's most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

About us

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasn't rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You'll have the freedom to shape the package that's right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

  • Smart working, giving you more flexibility with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
  • 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
  • Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
  • Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more..

Balfour Beatty's Major Projects business is delivering some of the UK's most complex and iconic infrastructure projects including HS2, the new high-speed railway and the first nuclear power station in a generation, Hinkley Point C. Using the latest technology, we're driving productivity and creating a lasting legacy by delivering sustainable solutions that strengthen communities. From consultancy and design, to all aspects of construction and maintenance. We have the proven expertise to deliver large-scale projects safely and successfully.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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