Senior Project Accountant
Our client is a highly successful Real Estate company, with a track record of managing extremely iconic development projects. The business has an impressive track record to date and is well set for continued success, with strong leadership from a highly experienced management team. The existing projects, along with planned developments, make this one of the most exciting places to work across the property sector.
As part of a high quality finance team, this role will take a joint lead on a significant project that is one of the most exciting £billion+ developments in London. The role will involve all aspects of budgetary control, managing the budget, spend and forecast for this key development. The Senior Project Accountant will act as a business partner to the senior management across the development, improving analytics, reviewing profitability and performance and covering other ad hoc requests as appropriate. Responsibilities will include ensuring the accuracy of all financial information, improving processes and challenging and backing up all financial output. Providing clear visibility across the project on both spend and potential risks will be instrumental to the success of the role. The position will also ownership of the monthly management accounting, assistance with the budget and business planning, as well as involvement with investment appraisals.
The successful candidate will need to be a qualified accountant who is able to combine a commercial mindset with proven intellectual rigour. Strong Excel skills are essential, with broader experience of systems being highly beneficial. Candidates must also demonstrate significant experience of business partnering non-finance senior management. Previous experience in the real estate sector is definitely preferable, although highly relevant experience gained in other sectors will also be considered.
Walker Hamill has been a specialist finance and strategy recruiter for almost 30 years. We have an extensive client group, including major multinational listed companies, private equity backed businesses and privately owned, early stage ventures. We recruit across all sectors, but have particularly strong client relationships in media, retail, pharma/biotech, technology, property/real estate, leisure and business services. We have offices in the UK, Switzerland and Australia. For further information, please see http://www.walkerhamill.com/.