Project Accountant Apprentice

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Porterbrook Leasing Asset Company Limited
7, Pinnacle Way, Derby, DE24 8ZS
£384.62 per week
10 Nov 2020
25 Nov 2020
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
Forecasting is at the heart of the finance department and is a key focus for management and the owners. The forecast forms an important part of the owners' semi-annual valuation and control processes and is also issued to the Lenders. A key component of the forecast is the income and associated costs arising from rolling stock capital expenditure projects.

The successful candidate will work with Engineering, Commercial, Legal and Procurement teams as well as the Project Management Accountant to evaluate the capital expenditure assumptions and ultimately create a robust forecast.

Reports will be provided to the Projects Board on project performance and will give insight into potential upsides and downside. The business will be supported by providing emerging costs analysis and KPI information monthly. In addition, there will be some more general management accounting responsibility around the month end accounts production.

Key responsibilities will include;
  • Identify with Operational teams and Project Management Accountant the changes required to be modelled
  • Maintain clear documentation of the changes made, the reasons for them and supporting documentation (e.g. new customer offers or revised supplier contracts etc.)
  • Ensure a clear audit trail from the current forecast to the resulting update prepared
  • Analyse the changes to the forecast against expectations to ensure that they are calculated correctly
  • Assist in the routine Budget and forecast and valuation model updates preparation as required
  • Support the Project Management Accountant in the creation and analysis of capital expenditure forecasts
  • Tracking the changes to the key budget assumptions relating to capex projects
  • Providing the business and owners with regular updates on project performance, profitability and NPV etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis
  • Competency in use of Microsoft Office suite of products, with a particular emphasis on using Excel for business modelling
  • Strong interpersonal skills: an effective communicator with finance and non-finance staff
  • Strong organisation and time management skills, with a proven ability to prioritise and manage workloads in a demanding environment

Personal qualities

  • Confident, conscientious, self-starter, able to use initiative to analyse and solve problems
  • Handles tasks with thoroughness and accuracy. Takes ownership for the quality of work, and recognises and resolves errors
  • Stays positive under pressure and shows tenacity to follow jobs through to completion

Desired qualifications

Has to meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship as set by the Learning Provider.

Accountancy qualification and undergraduate preferred.

Future prospects

For the right candidate there could be a full-time role upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

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