Financial Planning & Control Analyst

Location
Mary St, Dublin, Ireland
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
17 May 2021
Closes
25 May 2021
Ref
72741BR
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Contract
Hours
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Financial Planning and Control Analyst - Project Accountant

Working in the FP&A team, this role will support with a specific business project. You will have the opportunity to play a key role in generating insight and management of project activities. This is a 12 month contract opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial and Commercial Management:
  • Manage and maintain capital expenditure project cost models, ensuring
  • All newly approved costs are added to the cost model real time
  • All costs associated with approved Change Request are recorded in the cost model
  • Continuously review existing costs to ensure project forecasts are accurate and up to date
  • Complete period end process by verifying actual payments received against forecast
  • Calculate project accruals each period end
  • Complete periodic review of open purchase orders
  • Monitor contractor end dates ensuring renewal process is triggered in a timely fashion
  • Support Internal and External Audits on project financials
  • Attend monthly meetings with PMO Lead and Programme Director to discuss financial status
  • Responsibility for analysis of all ICT spend for both Capex and operating costs
  • Manage all financial administration requirements/queries, including centralised purchase orders, invoices and supplier account management
  • Ensure all statements of work and individual contracts are signed by appropriate Primark Director and counter signed by supplier and stored in centralised repository
  • Responsible for raising project purchase orders, ensuring that supporting documentation is uploaded to the Primark payment system
  • Responsible for reviewing supplier expenses in line with the latest Primark expenses policy
  • Produce financial inputs into the monthly Steering Group

Key Interactions and engagement with as part of role:

  • Report into the FP&A Manager
  • Liaise with the programme directors & release managers in terms of financial forecasts
  • Engage with the Programme Directors to understand the pipeline of Joiners, Movers and Leavers
  • Engage with Primark Internal Audit for periodic audits
  • Engage with our contractor preferred supplier regarding all individual contractors
  • Engage with Finance Support Team on supplier invoice queries

Essential knowledge, education, skills and experience:

  • Good understanding of project financials, with 2-3 years’ experience in project / PMO environment
  • Excellent Excel skills and ability to work with complex MS Excel models
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to trace through workings and detailed calculations to identify formula errors/miscalculations
  • Understand the importance controls and accuracy to adhere to the financial governance requirements
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Capacity to build good relationships with key stakeholders at all levels
  • Good communication skills with the ability to write clear emails, minutes and documents

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

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