Commercial Analyst

Anglo Technical Recruitment
UK, East of England, Bedfordshire, Leighton buzzard
from £30,000 to £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full time
Industry: Water & Utilities
Discipline: Quantity Surveying
Eligibility to work: UK
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree
Languages: English

Key responsibilities

• Deliver regular reports relating to forecast and actual costs and revenues for projects and service operations, as required by management and proactively offer new reports to improve insight into our business

• Alongside the Projects & Service Office Manager, be the group's subject matter expert on SAP PS, SAP CS and the purchasing and vendor invoice management processes, supporting managers and staff as required

• Maintain timesheet system reference data and deliver monthly timesheet compliance reports

• Organise and maintain repository of contract documents to meet immediate requirements and longer term auditing, including signed hard copy contracts and soft copies of key contractual documents include final payment certificates

• Actively participate in project meetings (handovers, monthly updates and close-out) to help ensure there is team alignment and control around scope, dates, revenues and costs

• Provide support to project managers in the setup and maintenance of data in the SAP Project System (SAP PS), own the structure of the SAP PS template and request any updates from the central team

• Review systems-based project cost and revenue data, working with project managers to improve accuracy and completeness of forecast and actuals data including billing milestones

• Support project managers in managing variations on their projects, to help ensure additional revenue opportunities are not lost

• Support staff and managers responsible for project sales quotations with templates, tools and reference data

• Post staff timesheet project hours to SAP every month and provide contractor timesheet reports to Finance for their postings, track resulting actuals in system data and manage any cost posting gaps

• Monitor internal staff credit card project expense processing and work with internal and external teams to resolve any issues

• Monitor or maintain key subcontractor cost tracker spreadsheets and supporting records

• Monitor 3rd party supplier invoice approvals and payment block reports, facilitate resolution as required

• Prepare or review cost reports for monthly application for payments on larger projects

• Improve controls, implement process improvements and reduce work that is not adding value

Mandatory Clients duties & responsibilities:

• Participate in ad hoc tasks as defined by your line manager and/or functional manager

• Be an ambassador of our clients Values

• Follow the guidelines and standards in the clients Code of Conduct

• To carry out all duties and responsibilities with reasonable care for the health and safety of you and any other persons who may be affected by your acts or omissions at work and to co-operate fully with the clients in health and safety matters

Skills:

  • • Must be able to build and maintain collaborative relationships at all levels • High level of numeracy with attention to detail • Understanding the relative materiality of data and when the accuracy is 'good enough' • Desire to acquire and develop commercial experience in a project and service operations environment • A general understanding of business practices and ethics • Must be able to 'thrive on change' • Must be able to meet deadlines with excellent organisational and prioritising skills • Confident and articulate with strong communication skills • Self-starter with a proactive approach and able to work on own initiative • Commitment
  • drive and enthusiasm

Requirements:

• At least 2 years experience in contract, project management or finance office roles e.g. assistant quantity surveyor, contracts administrator, data analyst, finance assistant

• Excel (daily user at intermediate to advanced level is essential – PIVOT tables, SUMIF, VLOOKUPs etc)

• SAP ERP (good working knowledge is essential)

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