Cons: Project team turnover
The staff, contractor's and leadership were a pleasure to work with.
My typical work day was managing the finances and reporting on DE's largest capital project ever undertaken.
I worked closely with a team primarily out of the Houston office. When I started my role was to gather project costs from 4 different companies and several different cost centres and set up the project under one business unit, create the budget and forecasting models, work closely with the PM to design the monthly reporting package.
The role developed into ensuring milestone schedules and payments were cleared for payment, working closely with purchasing setting up and managing purchase orders, staffing and contractor costs and ensuring costs were properly managed.
A large part of the role was ensuring all monthly accruals were accounted for, drawn up by me, posted and monthly and inception to date variances explained.
Finally there was project close out and capitalization. The entire team had moved on, leaving me to work with fixed assets and management ensuring capitalization was successful.
Hardest part was the gathering of costs into one company as it was up to me alone to locate and ensure all costs were accounted for.
Cow-workers were fabulous to work with, had excellent rapport and were very supportive.
Most enjoyable part of the role was training and mentoring financial analysts from the Houston office, seeing them learn and grow. Project close out was also a great yet rewarding experience.
I learned my experience with multiple personalties proved invaluable, particularly – more... working the the PM and having to train basic project accounting and various listening and communication styles to more junior people. – less