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Finance Business Partner/Project Accountant

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK Req #312
Monday, February 26, 2024

Job Title: Finance Business Partner/Project Accountant

Job Summary
The Project Accountant will support Seas’ projects as we characterize the geology of the ocean floor, in connection with the development of wind farms in Europe and North America. The global nature of our business necessitates that we employ key people throughout the world to work in partnership with Seas’ operations team and the Group’s accounting staff in the USA.

This role will be the first key hire to support the creation of purchasing, AP/AR, project profitability, asset management and financial reporting for Seas. Most importantly, the Project Accountant must be a good financial partner to our Seas operations team and help them use financial information to help make good business decisions.

The successful candidate will have strong financial analysis skills, be highly organized, and be able to flex to the demands of a ‘start-up’ company. The Project Accountant must be collaborative, value integrity, a self-starter who can set goals and objectives with little direction in a fast-paced and changing environment. The person in this role communicates clearly and concisely to financial and non-financial colleagues, both orally and in writing. Questioning the status quo by offering thought-provoking and creative solutions to improve accuracy and increase efficiency is key to success in this role.

Accepting applicants from the Newcastle region only. 

Essential Responsibilities
•    Ensures that timesheets are submitted and approved by established deadlines.
•    Issues purchase orders, reviews project subcontractor, supplier and consultant payables and ensures they are consistent with the vendor contract and appropriately approved before payment.
•    Ensures that expenditures are properly coded by job, equipment, or G&A. Strives to record as capital, direct cost, or indirect expense in service period. Approves transaction batches.
•    Prepares international bank wires to vendors via templates and free form. 
•    Acts as back up credit card administrator. Evaluates fraud alerts and solves credit card access issues.
•    Prepares billing reports for project manager review before preparing client invoices.
•    Ensures that clients are billed regularly, accurately and on time.
•    Supports project managers in collection efforts as needed.
•    Monitors project budgets, staffing, work plans and billing/fee structures.
•    Provides project managers with timely and accurate financial reports, budget status, and forecasts.
•    Supports proposal process by providing financial analysis and required financial information as requested.
•    Ensures that project financials are up-to-date and reported weekly.
•    Participates in month- and year-end closing schedule management, ensuring team provides documentation requested by external auditors.
•    Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills/Abilities
•    Project accounting experience, ideally in construction and/or engineering industries.
•    Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities.
•    Strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
•    Ability to meet deadlines and provide reports on a timely basis.
•    High level of initiative and ability to work independently.
•    Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.
•    Multi-currency/international experience.
•    Microsoft Office Suite with advanced knowledge using Microsoft Excel.
Desirable, but not required
•    Experience supporting offshore businesses is a plus.
•    Experience supporting international activities.
•    Vista, Sage, Deltek or other mainstream project-based ERP experience.
•    US GAAP experience.

Education and Experience
•    Recognized accountancy qualification, university degree or equivalent in accounting.
•    Three to five years of project accounting experience.

No recruiters or agencies please.

Who is Sealaska? Established in 1972, Sealaska is the Alaska Native regional corporation for Southeast Alaska. Our 23,000 shareholders are Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people with more than 10,000 years of ancestral ties to the oceans, forests and communities of Southeast Alaska. We serve the twin goals of economic prosperity and environmental protection. Sealaska Engineering & Applied Sciences, LLC is a subsidiary of Sealaska.
We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all our employees.  As a subsidiary of a Native-owned company, Sealaska Engineering & Applied Sciences, LLC is proud to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace, with respect for the cultural traditions in the communities where we operate.
Sealaska Engineering & Applied Sciences, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability.  However, preference may be extended to an enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian Tribe*
*“Indian Tribe” means an Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (85 Stat. 668; 43 U.S.C. 1601) which is recognized as eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States to Indians because of their status as Indians.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $60,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $75,000.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Newcastle upon Tyne, UK