Graduate Project Finance Analyst

24 Jul 2019
25 Aug 2019
Job Role
Finance Graduate
Contract Type
Graduate scheme, Permanent
Level of qualification
Not qualified


We believe that our people are the future of the industry. We provide a culture in which our employees can enjoy personal satisfaction, professional achievement and have the ability to strategically map out long-term career plans. If you're ready to be a part of something inspiring join us and Discover Your PRA.


We are recruiting a Graduate to join our large and lively team as a Project Analyst where you will study, with PRA support, for the CIMA or ACCA accountancy qualifications.

Your role is to ensure the financial integrity of the PRA project finances. Through the support of the Project Manager, and for your assigned portfolio, you will manage the projects to maximize profitability and revenue for PRA, whilst minimizing PRA’s financial and operational risk.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project Budgeting and Forecasting – Manage the monthly project forecasting process, liaising with project personnel and offering a timely resolution to issues and omissions.
  • Understand and Calculate Revenue Recognition and provide insight to senior management on project movements compared to forecast and contract.
  • Contract Change Management – Ensure we have client approval prior to commencing non-contracted work. Co-ordinate and prepare pricing and manage the delivery of the change document and legal contract to the sponsor. Be prepared to provide guidance on client pricing and contribute to change-order negotiations.
  • Performance Management – Understand and investigate project profitability and operational efficiency performing value-add and behaviour changing analyses of actuals compared to contract and forecast.
  • Ad hoc analysis as required by the project team or senior management to ensure that you remain a value-added member of the project team, understanding any of the above and making a difference to project performance and delivery.
  • Billing – Ensure that all billing takes place on a monthly basis and are escalated to senior management for any issues. Review unbilled positions on a monthly basis, take actions to ensure that all items are billed promptly and forecast and manage project cash flow.
  • Investigator and Pass-Through Payment Budgets – Ensure that we have sufficient cash funds to meet our obligations as they fall due. Forecast and authorize payments plus reviewing and managing vendor to spend advising where change is required.


Proactive, determined and commercially minded.

Here at PRA we want our employees to succeed and ensure that they are set up for this success through constant training, development and support. To enable success in this position you will have:

  • An Undergraduate degree or Masters level qualification
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, maturity and perseverance as well as developed numerical skills
  • An interest in operational as well as financial implications of business decisions
  • A willingness to learn and operate at the edge of your comfort zone
  • A good aptitude for IT systems and strong Excel skills

However, to really excel in this role, the quality that will take you and PRA forward is your commercial acumen, sound business mind and drive to develop. If you think you have these qualities and the professionalism that is key to PRA, this is your chance to shine in a fast-growing, international environment that recognises talent and hard work.

Your health, your family, your career, your money — the things that matter to you, matter to us. The benefits of PRA just get better and better.

PRA Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.

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