Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Project Accounting Finance Manager


Reference: DK0113

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £50,000.00

Maximum Salary: £60,000.00

25 days holiday, pension, private health, DIS

Following recent PE backing, Heyland Recruitment have recently been engaged exclusively by our client, a global, multi-faceted technical service organisation in the Cheshire area, as they look to appoint a commercially focused, qualified Project Accounting Manager as part of a recent restructure.


Reporting into the Senior Business Partnering Manager, the successful candidate will have responsibility for managing the local project finance team, overseeing and signing off their financial output as well as reporting on their own specific projects.


You will be joining the business amidst a significant period of exciting change, giving you the opportunity and platform to establish yourself as a key senior member of the senior finance team.



  • Managing a team of 4 Project Accountants
  • Responsible for financial baseline and business cases for new sites and projects
  • Support Ops Lead and providing leadership & guidance on finance aspects of the contract & provide best in class Financial Management Information to both the Client and internal Finance and Operations management
  • Responsible to produce annual budgets & regular financial forecasts, both internally with and for clients, and identifying & understanding any variances, along with supporting the formulation and successful implementation of corrective strategies, which optimise the commercial performance of the contract.
  • Delivering contract financial and commercial performance updates to the client at monthly contract governance meetings, as required.
  • Developing financial management mechanisms that minimise financial risk
  • Conducting reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities
  • Providing monthly actual cost reporting to the client, and provide quality financial variance analysis, versus client budget & forecasts, and ensure the delivery of timely and accurate submissions and reconciliations to the client, as required by the contract.
  • Responsible for contract P&L full closure of month end for the UK ensuring the production of robust and timely balance sheet reconciliations in compliance with SOX and GAAP requirements.
  • Responsible for tracking and monitoring of internal initiatives both contract specific, as well as wider initiatives & scorecards, and support the optimisation of operating model.
  • Financial leadership, training and direction to Direct Report(s) to improve their financial and business skills so they can more effectively support the financial and commercial management of the account and to create a pipeline of future financial leaders
  • Maintain & develop a comprehensive & robust set of financial & commercial management processes which will deliver an effective level of control over all expenditure & commercial activities within the scope of the account and ensure adhere to these procedures across the contract.
  • Provide ad-hoc support and financial analysis to the Senior Finance Manager & Account manager, as required.




This role would suit a commercially focused, Qualified Senior Finance professional who has ideally worked within a project related environment and previous experience of managing a team of management accountants.


You will be fully conversant with up to date accounting procedures legislation and have a proven track record of working to tight deadlines and budgets.