project accountant in Kuala Lumpur

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kuala lumpur, wilayah persekutuan
accounting & finance
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pamela padmini pillai, randstad
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job description

about our client

our client is a leading MNC construction company headquartered in London. They operate in more than 40 countries and provide a wide range of services across the entire construction spectrum. They are seeking an Accounts Payable Lead to head their AP team.

about the role

Reporting to the ASEAN Project Controller, the Project Accountant is a key member of the finance team and works directly with the project managers to support project delivery teams across the entire project life cycle from bidding to close-out.


  • Monitor project performance, determine improvement areas by developing key performance indicators for critical metrics; clearly communicate projects’ results and status to stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Active involvement in project budgeting and forecasting processes; administer and review all plans against actual results with a view to identify, explain and correct variances as appropriate
  • Maintain project schedule and cost forecast throughout project
  • Analyse schedule and cost trends and provides actual and forecasted cost schedules to project team
  • Provide insights into project WIP, collections, risks, opportunities and cash flow
  • Present all financial data in a transparent way, attends project and management review to present cost status
  • Actively reviewing and recommending measures for continuous improvement in project management and reporting processes


  • Degree in Accountancy, ACCA or equivalent, with 3-5 years of relevant experience. Prior exposure to accounting for construction contracts is essential
  • Keen analytical, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key financial data and the ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills is essential
  • Ability to identify and implement change

culture & benefits

The successful candidate can anticipate an attractive and a competitive remuneration package based on their qualification and experience alongside a career advancement opportunity within a dynamic working environment.

how to apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, please contact Pamela Pillai on or 03-20367589. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.