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Project Finance Lead

Posted 16 Sep 2022
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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About the role

Balfour Beatty are currently looking for a Project Finance Lead to join our Highways team based in Winchester.

Within this varied role you'll overall accountability for the project financial management, cost control and reporting in accordance with Group Policies. You'll be expected to develop a high performing, trusted and customer focused finance and site support team.

What you'll be doing

As a Project Finance Lead , you will have the following accountabilities:

  • Act as a financial partner to the relevant leadership teams to ensure all financial issues are robustly and effectively managed and reported
  • Lead, develop and coach individuals to build high performing teams and create a pipeline of talent
  • Timely preparation of accurate monthly Cost and Value reconciliations and other financial reports, complying with all relevant accounting policies and requirements
  • Provide constructive challenge and input into project review meetings to ensure that issues are identified, reported and addressed
  • Work closely with the Commercial teams to understand and influence business performance and manage risks. Ensure risk is effectively reported.
  • Prepare monthly reconciliations , manage the balance sheet, cash flow and credit control routines
  • Control WIP model and produce month end WIP/Overmeasure balances
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts both internally and externally
  • Be proactive in identifying variances from forecasts and liaise with budget holders and commercial managers as appropriate
  • Manage Project Bank Account reporting to the Client and internally
  • Liaise with Balfour Beattys accounting services team to ensure all project costs are recorded and accounted for correctly

Who we're looking for

You will have the following:

  • Be a qualified accountant, preferably with contracting or projects background.
  • Strong influencing and communication skills, with an ability to command respect at all levels of the organisation.
  • The ability to be independent and objective, whilst maintaining effective relationships, is essential.
  • Good attention to detail, a disciplined and organised approach to work and the ability to handle and work with complex data is required, along with good Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel.
  • Experience in ERPs including Oracle is advantageous.
  • Understand and implements appropriate controls to processes, procedure and reports.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver amazing projects in challenging conditions; developing, managing and maintaining the vital infrastructure and public spaces that modern economies, societies and communities rely on.

About us

Balfour Beatty Highways delivers major schemes including smart motorway upgrade programmes, complex national infrastructure projects and regional investment programme works for National Highways. We have a strong orderbook and a positive pipeline of opportunities, we put our customer, the road user, at the heart of everything we do. We work safely, delivering net carbon reductions and social value to the communities within which we work.

We finance, design and build the structures that underpin our daily lives. Together we will shape the future of engineering.
With over 100 years’ experience, we create and care for the infrastructure that enables societies and economies to grow. We work throughout the UK and USA, with businesses in Canada and South East Asia. Our expert teams are trusted to deliver a wide range of services across a variety of sectors.

10,000 employees