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Project Accountant

40000.00 per year - 48000.00 per year
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SIMON TAYLOR
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Due to rapid business growth, our, events company client, are recruiting for a Project Accountant. Working for a vibrant events company, they are seeking a dynamic Project Accountant to take accountability of defined events, working collaboratively with the project teams to manage project spend.

This is an excellent role working with people who love what they do. You will work within one of the most supportive, hard working and collaborative events teams in London and have lots of opportunity for progression, professional and personal development.

Our client provides high-octane festival bars and event solutions to the world's best entertainment businesses and consumer brands. Their core business is operating festival bars, event bars, festival brand activation and conjoined retail-led F & B solutions to the UK's best sports events, festivals and outdoor events.

Core Accountabilities of the Project Accountant

  • Challenging overspends and owning the budget from a Finance perspective
  • Ensuring PO's have been raised for all committed costs
  • Producing pre-event budgets/projections for the Directors
  • Liaising with project managers and stock controllers to ensure all client recharges are invoiced immediately post event
  • Working with AM's and PM's to reconcile project against budget and report on variances
  • Assist with month end closedown ensuring project accruals are in place within deadlines
  • Present a post event performance report (turnover, GP, COS, Spend per head) and identify trends and areas for improvement
  • Assist in preparing the company annual budget and reforecasts / Rolling forecast
  • Preparation of rolling cashflow forecast for regular submission to Group
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations and review
  • Assist with statutory accounts and year end audit
  • Preparation of the company VAT Return
  • Assist the Financial Controller in any other ad hoc projects

Knowledge & Experience

ESSENTIAL:

  • Project accounting experience
  • Accountancy Finalist or recently qualified
  • Advanced Excel skills (vlookup, sumifs, pivot tables etc)
  • Strong analytical skills, with expertise in budgeting and variance analysis
  • Able to work with large volumes of data and complex spreadsheets
  • Confident and able to challenge senior managers on event budgets and expenditure
  • Organised, methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Able to multi-task and cope with pressures of conflicting work priorities
  • Experience and managing projects to tight deadlines
  • Travel to events may also be required

PREFERRED:

  • Sage 50 experience
  • Macros
  • Indepth experience in the events/festival industry
  • Post qualified experience

Company Values

  • Passion: Our client tackles challenges and opportunities with passion and enthusiasm. Across the business we have fun whilst we do it.
  • Agility: They are always flexible to the needs of the business. Their people generate innovative ways of working.
  • Team Work: We work as one team to achieve a common goal. We support our customers, our retail Franchisees and each other.
  • Customer Focus and Excellence: We make a difference by going the extra mile for our customers and each other

McGregor Boyall is an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.
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