Project Accountant in Essex

Project Accountant in Essex

Location: Essex

Salary: £35,000.00 per year

Recruiter: WhatJobs

Date Advertised: 2021-07-22

Who are we?

Founded in 1992 and with over 350 staff, Galliard is a property development, hospitality and management group overseeing mixed-use, residential, hotel and commercial projects across London, Home Counties, and the Midlands. Galliard has a £4.06 billion portfolio of over 5,300 homes, 153 hotel rooms, 726,000 square feet of commercial developments under construction and a further 5,200 units in planning.

With an impressive portfolio of award-winning developments, we are proud to be considered as London's leading property developer.

The Position

As a Project Accountant it will be your responsibility to work with key members of the finance team and the wider organisation to manage development cost appraisals, draw down process from funders, projecting portfolio level cash flows, and to deliver meaningful financial information on a number of concurrent projects within varying timescales.

Working within a team you will be responsible for preparing and analysing data for large residential and commercial developments in order to ensure that the Executive Board and the Construction team are meeting financial budgets.

You will be responsible for the following duties:

To produce accurate monthly management accounts for several projects and include financial insights.
Proactive monitoring of income and expenditure for each project, reviewing transactions, analysing spend and investigating variances.
Presentation and discussion of the analysis to Project Managers & Surveyors to ensure accuracy of the information and alignment to their project cost plan.
Business partnering with the Investment and Development, finance, and operational teams to ensure accuracy of information on each project.
Preparation of supporting documentation to enable draw down of loans on a portfolio of bank facilities to fund ongoing developments.
Liaising with external Solicitors and Agents and internal investments team to ensure funds are in place to complete on new purchases.
Calculating and requesting funds from joint venture partners in line with JV agreements- providing further information as clarification where required.
Calculating and paying profits to Joint Venture Partners where applicable on project completions.
Raising invoices for construction projects in line with surveyor valuations and project management fees and maintenance of all necessary supporting information.

The Person

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following:

Good communication skills, with the ability to present ideas in a clear format, and professional manner, often to non-financial people.
Ability to think outside the box and be able to put forward own ideas to improve reporting and interaction with project management team.
Confidence to liaise with external organisations and individuals, JV partners, Solicitors, banks etc.
A CCAB part-qualified accountant or qualified through relevant accounting experience.
Knowledge of construction finance or joint venture reporting is desirable but not essential.

The Benefits

A competitive salary
Private health care scheme
Pension scheme
24 days holiday
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