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Senior Project Accountant

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Accounting & Finance
09 Sep 2022
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About The Role

We are looking for a Senior Accountant for our West Highways Region in Milestone Infrastructure Limited. The role requires some travel to sites including Devon. The successful applicant will be supporting the Regional Finance Business Partner in providing financial support, advice and governance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Development and management of a Finance team of 5
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate completion of monthly financial information including monthly packs for presentation to contract leadership teams.
  • Preparation and coordination of the quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting cycle. Production of reporting pack for submission to contract leadership teams.
  • Review and challenge financial performance against forecasts and provide variance analysis
  • Ensure compliance of Milestone internal and International accounting financial policies and processes
  • Support the mobilisation of new contracts and the implementation of systems
  • Identify and drive improvements in processes and systems, identifying and mitigating risk
  • Accountable for the timely and accurate completion of balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Manage the interim and year-end audit process
  • Provide year end statutory information to Central Finance
Skills Required:
  • Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA with at least a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience
  • Experience within a similar industry (construction or experience of contracts)
  • Self-motivated, robust and resourceful finance professional.
  • Ability to build and manage effective teams fostering a culture of high performance.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong leader able to remain focused in a fast paced environment

What’s in it for you?

  • 28 days' annual leave plus 8 days' bank holiday
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Ride to work Scheme

At Milestone we embrace diversity, opening a rich potential for new ways of thinking and helping us to build successful and winning teams. We would like you to perform at your best at every stage of our recruitment process; and as a Disability Confident employer, if you require any adjustments that would assist you throughout your application, please contact us at [email protected] or inform the recruitment manager in the first instance and we will be pleased to offer support.

We also welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need.  Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview, whether this is part-time working, home working, or any other alternative. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role.

This is an advert for our job vacancy, and therefore may not be inclusive of all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the role described, and may be amended at any time at the sole discretion of Milestone. The closing date for this vacancy may be subject to change any time at the sole discretion of the Business.


About The Company

Milestone Infrastructure sits within M Group Services Transport Division, positioned to support transport clients across the UK, supporting the safe movement of people via rail, aviation and highways. 

Asa business, people are at the heart of everything we do, whether they are our people, our clients, or the communities they serve. We are committed to behaving with integrity and in a sustainable manner, being mindful to the needs of our communities and the environment.

Our people are our greatest strength and ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing is our top priority. We invest in our workforce, engaging and empowering them, helping them to grow and develop with opportunities to train and learn.

At Milestone Infrastructure we recognise and value the benefits from our workforce diversity. We work hard to build and maintain inclusive environments and develop a culture where our people feel included and valued.