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Interim Finance Analyst - Energy/Construction

  • Job reference: 923521
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Interim
  • Sector: Finance, Finance Analyst
  • Date posted: 25/01/2019

Leading energy/construction company is seeking an Interim PQ Finance Analyst for 6 months based near Paddington Station, London.

The ideal candidate will be available on short notice, have demonstrable experience in a similar role ideally within a related sector.

The PQ Finance Analyst will be responsible for the financial reporting to the company management and executive board and also the general financial accounting and purchase ledger management.

The PQ Finance Analyst will report to the Financial Controller whilst also integrating with rest of the business.


  • Preparation of information for the monthly Board Reporting pack for presentation to the board
  • Provide detailed commentary and analysis in support of the monthly management reporting packs
  • Presentation of monthly results and reporting project progress
  • Business partner with project construction, operations and functional leads; provide robust monthly cost centre & business unit reports, reviews and analysis
  • Play a key role in developing budgets, forecast and re-forecast
  • Work closely with budget holders, tracking spend v. budget and explain variance drivers
  • Monthly analysis and review of assigned balance sheet accounts
  • Payments administration via banking platforms in respect of account payable invoices and other payments
  • Manage and run the Purchase Ledger, including resolution of queries, ensuring that all due payments are made on time
  • Assist with Cash flow forecasts
  • Assist with preparation of monthly UK and France VAT returns
  • Assist with preparation of annual financial statements
  • Provide financial information to the wider finance team to support the monthly financial close process
  • Assist with systems and procedures development, including development of effective internal controls in line with established best practice
  • Assist the Financial Controller with preparation for the year end audit
  • Assist in the planning and preparations for operational readiness


  • Highly organised, with excellent communication skills, with the ability to interact at all levels and different cultures
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Has a continuous improvement mindset, strives to achieve efficiency and process improvements in their duties
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Experience with SAGE 200 and SAP
  • Good understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Exposure to working in a bi-national and multi-currency environment
  • Experience in Power/Construction/Engineering/Utilities industry advantageous
  • Team player with a collaborative work ethic

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As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.