£325 / per day
Listed Date
August 4, 2017

Edenbrook Partners are working with a leading wealth management firm to place a Project Accountant for a 12 month contract in Southampton. This role will be responsible for the delivery of Finance projects and process improvements, and also providing technical expertise on the finance aspects of the company- wide projects.

The key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Leading the technical support for the design and delivery of finance projects; and finance aspects of company- wide projects.
  • Ensure a culture of continuous improvement is in place by identifying and implementing improvements to the efficiency and quality of processes within the Finance Department.
  • Coach and develop Reporting Teams in Finance following the adoption of process changes arising from project developments.
  • Strong, proactive risk and controls management to ensure compliance with all regulatory and corporate policies following the standards and methodologies defined within the Risk Management Framework.
  • Involvement in systems management and developments for allocated projects- gap analysis, process design and build, documentation and dry runs.
  • Training and handover of completed processes to BAU team.
  • Work as part of a wider project delivery team, communicating progress on deliverables and managing stakeholders as required.

A strong candidate for this role should have a selection of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Qualified Accountant, or by experience.
  • Educated to Degree Level.
  • Experience in working with the Financial Services sector, preferably unit linked life assurance and pensions.
  • Developed depth and breadth of expertise within a similar reporting environment.
  • Proven experience in developing reporting processes/ process improvement activity.
  • Experience in the preparation of regulatory reports is desirable.
  • Experience of systems (eg JDE, HFM etc).
  • Knowledge and understanding of standards and regulations.
  • Experience of project and change activity within a Finance team.
  • Excellent communication skills and Stakeholder management.
  • Highly competent in the use of MS, and excel in particular.
  • Proven experience of building and maintain positive working relationships.


For more information on this role, contact the team at Edenbrook on 020 7952 1062.