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Project Accountant

  • Corporate Services
  • Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China
  • Cathay Pacific

Department: Enterprise Portfolio Management Office (EPMO)

Reports to: Head of EPMO

The Project Accountant assists with the review and assessment of project investments, monitors compliance to project governance, undertakes Portfolio Management across Cathay Pacific's projects and oversees the benefits tracking reporting process. The individual will be highly motivated and work as part of a small team structure to provide financial and project governance across a portfolio of projects.

Key Responsibilities:

Project Finances

  • Assist with the assessment and analysis of proposed project investments
  • Provide financial assistance based on accounting treatment of project expenses to business units and project managers
  • Coordinate appropriate financial accounting records, management information and reports for projects
  • Manage portfolio financials, budgets and forecasts

Benefits Realisation

  • Support the review of benefits and provide advice to enhance the quality of the benefits
  • Work with business units to ensure the tracking of project benefits
  • Collect and analyse data on benefits realisation

Project Governance

  • As part of a team understand the detail of projects and provide governance advice to project teams
  • Support project teams in project dependency, risk and issue management as directed
  • Review project closeout documentation for accuracy and completion
  • Work across the portfolio to monitor the delivery of project outcomes
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of PDLC processes, templates and systems

Portfolio Management

  • Support the production of pipeline data analysis across dependencies, key resource needs, priorities and benefits
  • Work across the portfolio to monitor the delivery of project outcomes
  • Support the portfolio and project management tool (HP PPM) to ensure accurate, relevant and up-to-date information

Key Requirements:

  • Relevant degree and/or experience in Accounting, Finance or Business
  • Professional designation in Accountancy preferable
  • Minimum 3 years of project or finance experience, or experience in working in PMO and/or managing projects, budget and financial tracking
  • Strong analytical mind, organising and planning skills
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills with a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Agility to work within a team environment
  • A quick learner with the ability to work independently, be self-motivated and attentive to details
  • Strong reporting skills in producing reports, documentation and presentations, MS Excel experience
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines

Application Deadline: 9 June 2019

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