Project Accountant / Finance Business Partner - Defence

Michael Page
Fareham, Hampshire
£35000 - £45000 per annum
12 Jan 2018
26 Jan 2018
James Dobbin
Contract type
Part time

My client has seen tremendous UK growth in the last five years and this looks set to continue in 2018. You will work closely with designated Project Managers as part of a cross-functional project team. You will need to demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Client Details

World-leading, listed multinational Defence company.


  • Working with multiple team to develop and maintain proposal and execution budgets and track variance to budget
  • Communicating cost and/or scheduling trends with key stakeholders
  • Building relationships across functions; being a finance focal for Programme Manager and providing financial analysis, insight, and guidance to their programmes
  • Developing and performing general analysis of schedules/resource forecasts and/or estimates at completion with margin improvement plans
  • Extracting data and compiling routine performance reports and assisting with preparing variance analyses
  • Reconciling data from multiple sources and performing general support of financial statements forecasts
  • Full cycle project accounting support for assigned projects from proposal development, implementation and execution through to contract closure
  • Assisting in developing strategic plans (financial planning) and business cases using appropriate indices
  • Making recommendations to management on financial performance projections using financial and business knowledge and experience
  • Supporting functional cost reduction initiatives across the business


  • Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA) with a background in business, finance, scheduling, project accounting, economics or project coordination/management
  • Experience with cost analysis and reporting, basic scheduling techniques and/or Earned Value Management (EVM) experience is preferred
  • Advanced data management and Excel skills is essential
  • You will need to demonstrate strong communication skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Job Offer

Up to £45,000 plus benefits commensurate with a global leading, listed business