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IT Project Accountant

£60000 - £70000 per annum

IT Project Accountant / Analyst

Sitting within the technology business of one of our banking clients, this position will support a portfolio of transformation projects from a finance perspective and will contribute to the analysis and reporting of financial data.

Key Duties:

  • Assist with forecasting on a monthly basis, working closely with change teams and providing advice
  • Supply variance analysis / commentary on financial data as required
  • Limit variances via quality forecasting + drive proper financial management across different teams
  • Establish strong relations with change stakeholders + engage them in frequent communication
  • Assist with annual budgeting
  • Meet all reporting deadlines

Candidate Specification:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Strong understanding of forecasting within a large scale, high value IT business area
  • IT experience within a global, ideally banking organization
  • Strong stakeholder engagement
  • Familiarity with project management methodology

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on any grounds.

 

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Key Accountabilities

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Qualifications

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The Role

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  • Preparing financial statements and reporting are a large part of the accountant’s day-to-day work.


Responsibilities

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  • Responsible for co-ordination and production of the Corporate Dashboard for Executive Board and the organisations Governing Body within agreed timelines.
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Education

  • Full accountancy qualification is required (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA, CIPFA, etc.).
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