Project Controller - Process Automation Ojodu Requisition ID: 0072N2
Job Description An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Process Automation PA business unit for an experienced Project Controller to join our Finance team, operating as part of the North Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa cluster NESSA team. This role will be instrumental in the monitoring and review of major projects in our Nigeria entity, as well as review of major service contracts. The position will report to EURA project controller and will operate as part of the NESSA cluster Finance team. Deep knowledge of project accounting is essential; the ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate sound accounting knowledge whilst also showing commercial awareness. Working with the Project Managers and the wider team the successful candidate will be expected to contribute towards the development of a compelling vision and then deliver that vision to inspire and motivate the projects team to drive the business forward to achieve our goals. Combining these... qualities with a demonstrable strong and disciplined business acumen. Amongst many factors, success will be dependent on having a sharp eye for detail and the tenacity required to succeed. As an experienced Accounting professional, this position will be the focal point of Schneider Electric Process Automations Project Accounting across a wide range of industry sectors including oil and gas, pharmaceutical, power and nuclear, food and beverage as well as water and utilities, automotive and energy.
Key Duties & Responsibilities Carry out the full lifecycle of Projects and SLAs within the Nigerian business: Full review of project set up and analysis of costs to agree release of project to live status. Continual monthly reviews of all projects in Nigeria, looking at opportunities, risk, forecasting, status and any other important information. Once the project has been completed, carry out a thorough review to ensure closure can be completed. Similar to projects, for SLAs a thorough monthly review needs to take place to ensure that any issues / opportunities are known about. Produce the monthly backlog file, to track revenue and costs for all projects/SLAs in Nigeria. This will aid the FP&A controller in the production of the forecast. Produce the monthly schedules, Factory load, Segmentation, Imminent loss Continuous monitoring of gross margin changes both positive and negative to track the overall improvement being created by the projects team. Act as the key interface between Finance and the wider business to ensure accuracy of reporting and early disclosure of any issues positive or negative. Look at continual process improvement, to ensure efficiency in the way both Finance and the Projects teamwork. Assist the FP&A Controller with any aspects of month end or the forecast as required. Maintain and build upon the good business relationships already held within the hub. Assist the Financial Accountant with any external/internal audit queries as required.
Role Requirements Fully qualified accountant CIMA, ACCA or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years post qualified experience. Strong project accounting background, with understanding of POC accounting. SAP experience preferred Willingness to travel Ojodu Nigeria (+1 other)
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