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Project Management Accountant (Maternity Cover)

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BNP Paribas Personal Finance is committed to creating responsible consumer finance solutions that customers trust and help our partners grow.  With the backing of a global bank we’ve exciting growth ambitions to double the size of the business by 2020 you’ll be joining a dynamic business which provides people with opportunities to make it happen in a high energy environment. 

Our Finance teams are responsible for controlling and reporting all income and spend for each of the business areas. They’re also responsible for developing corporate financial strategy, consolidation and  management reporting of corporate data, accounting & cash management, financial controls, and tax management.

What is the job?

As Project Management Accountant, you will provide reporting, planning and detailed analysis to support the business and meeting company reporting deadlines with a particular focus on major transformation projects, Capex and project accounting

Key responsibilities will include:

1. Management Reporting

  • Cost monitoring and tracking of all capex projects
  • Ensure Finance Scorecard element of the MyTrend reporting platform is completed in line with required timescales
  • Develop a monthly reporting dashboard for all MTPs to include project status, Finance scorecard summaries
  • Prepare narratives required to explain monthly developments and milestones, risks and opportunities to the current forecast
  • Report back any significant issues or developments to the FP&A Manager
  • Utilise Hyperion functionality to develop accurate, detailed and fast reporting on MTPs

2. Budget and Forecasting

  • Assist in production of medium term plans, budgets and forecasts by being specifically responsible for the Capex budgeting process.
  • Check that budget and reforecast is loaded correctly and maintained within CODA and Hyperion
  • Checking and challenging the models and assumptions used by in business cases where appropriate.

3. Business Cases

Provide financial support to the Programme Management Office (PMO).

  • Verification of mandates and business cases for Capex projects
  • Provide specific business case support for the business, checking and challenging the models and assumptions used where appropriate.
  • Preparation and submission of project charters for MTPs on the MyTrend reporting platform
  • Conduct periodic review meetings with Project Owners on key projects

4. Stakeholder management

  • Leverage strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the business and in BNP to deliver required outputs. Key stakeholders include:
    o PMO
    o BNP Major Transformation Projects Team
    o Project Owners, Sponsors, contributors

5. Teamwork

  • Be able to cover the key tasks of colleagues in the Management Accounts Team and be familiar with the P&L to be able to deal with ad hoc queries in the absence of other team members
  • Understand the other finance functions and how they impact the role
  • Share knowledge and training within Finance to increase overall effectiveness of the department
  • Use the right level of communication within the business in order to be responsive and efficient

What are we looking for?

  • CIMA/ACCA qualified
  • Experience of Management reporting, Budgeting, Financial analysis, Cost reviews with management
  • Experience in Financial Services sectors, CODA systems and Hyperion would be beneficial
  • Ability to liaise and influence all levels of management and work with other departments.
  • Ability to challenge current procedures and make recommendations.


As well as offering you a competitive salary, we offer (among others) 25 days of holidays a year, contributory pension scheme, bonus, life insurance and private medical insurance.
Primary Location: GB-ENG-SolihullJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCE ACCOUNTS ET MANAGEMENT CONTROLEducation Level: Not indicatedSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Attention to detail / rigor, Ability to collaborate / TeamworkTransversal competency: Analytical Ability