Project Analyst

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Columbia, MD
Jul 30, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
Full Time
Description Our client, a multinational manufacturer, is looking to add a Project Accountant/Analyst for one of their business lines. Based in Howard County, MD (but working primarily remotely), this person will be responsible for financial analysis of project-based business, including serving as a key financial resource for business leaders. Previous experience with multinational organizations, management of complex projects, percentage of completion accounting, strong analytical skills as well as solid written and verbal communication skills will be critical to this individual's success. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following - . Establish constructive relationships with the Key Business Partners in Sales and Project Execution (Application Center). . Coordinate with Application Center Leaders to translate project plans, resources and timelines into financial forecasts that are aligned with the global business area, regional roll-ups and overall corporate guidance. . Analyze the Application Center performance, including monitoring key performance indicators, such as revenue, cost of sales and expenses. . Schedule Project Reviews according to global project controlling guidance (risk & frequency) and communicate status of reviews versus the schedule.. Collaborate with Project Managers to:- Ensure comprehensive budgets (including change orders), cost recognition and estimates for completion are updated and accurate within the applicable ERP and other applicable systems. - Maintain project financials including gross margin, billing plan, overdue receivables, cost of complete, cost overruns, percentage of completion, risks & contingencies, change orders and accruals- Evaluate project cash flow versus planned cash flow model within contract and escalate significant deviations for resolution.- Capture, summarize and report quarterly revenue forecast, cash flow forecast, risks and related mitigation plans. - Communicate key risk areas or projects requiring Application Leader focus to Application Leader and Head of Business Support. . Coordinate with intercompany partners to ensure timely documentation and accounting for percentage of completion on project-related intercompany purchases.. Coordinate with Shared Services team to facilitate transactional processing, timely vendor invoice processing, customer billing, collections and accurate financial records . Coordinate with Accounting team to ensure timely and accurate monthly close and financial ledgers, including percentage of completion revenue recognition and project related accruals. . Continually improve financial and business processes to increase efficiency, effectiveness and process sustainability . Reduce waste by automating repetitive tasks through the use of available systems and Office tools . Provide finance expertise to assist others in understanding financial information . Continually develop industry and company knowledge as well as project management skills and technical expertise Interested candidates should apply within or reach out to Ray Saiyed via Linked In for immediate consideration for this awesome opportunity! Requirements KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. . 2+ years of progressive responsibility in any of the following functions: finance, accounting or audit, with a minimum of 1 year of financial planning & analysis responsibility, demonstrating the ability to execute complex analysis, prepare comprehensive, clear, concise and action-oriented reporting. . Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance (strongly preferred) , demonstrating a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and financial analysis principles . Strong leadership skills, ability to influence Senior Management . Strong working knowledge of ERP/Financial Systems & Applications - Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel skills required - Access or other multi-dimensional analysis experience (able to build a relational database and queries) a plus . Strong data analysis experience, demonstrating the ability to understand business needs, obtain & validate data, interpret results, root cause anomalies and generate meaningful results . Percentage of Completion Accounting Experience (preferred) . Finance or accounting professional certification, such as a CPA is a plus . Solid time/project management skills and demonstrated ability to balance multiple tasks . Articulate, with effective written and verbal communication skills as well as polished, executive presence Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized talent solutions firm that connects highly qualified job seekers to opportunities at great companies. We offer contract, temporary and permanent placement solutions for finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, legal, and administrative and customer support roles.Robert Half puts you in the best position to succeed by advocating on your behalf and promoting you to employers. 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