Senior Project Accountant

Location:South Ayrshire

Senior Project Accountant

Would you like to work within an interesting role supporting the Finance department in the Air Sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Project Accountant at our site in Preswick.

As a Senior Project Accountant, you will be working as a Business Partner you will be responsible financially for understanding the Contracts within Regional Aircraft. We are looking for someone to work with the business to establish a project reporting process and work to understand the future costs of the contracts within the Regional Aircraft business. There will be a lot of stakeholder management across the functions and the need to provide timely financial information to the Finance Function and within the Business.

This is an integrated role working within the business – driving through financial process and governance.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Accountant will involve:

Delivering the Financial Contract status report for ISSAC and ARA Projects, within an integrated project team

Leading on preparation, summary and analysis of Summary status report for all smaller contracts

Working with key stakeholders in the preparation of bid documentation

Driving continuous improvements in the processes and procedures adopted by the local business in the management of day to day activities

Your skills and qualifications:

Qualified ACCA / CIMA / ACA or relevant equivalent

Experience of working with non-financial stakeholders in a commercial environment

Experience of leading a team

Confident and knowledgeable of the products and services and projects delivered by the business to be able to provide challenge and support.

Ability to work in fast paced environment with tight deadlines

Strong communication skills

Ability to influence others and work collaboratively in the delivery of day to day activities.

Ability to prepare complex and detailed information and overview this to non-financial stakeholders

What we're looking for in you:

You must have the ability to manage a team of professional and experienced finance staff. You must possess excellent influencing skills with senior management and stakeholders.

Location: Prestwick

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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