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Project Accountant

Michael Page
London, England
GBP65000 - GBP72000 per annum
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

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Public sector and government
Salary band
£60,000 - £70,000, £70,000 - £80,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

An opportunity to work as a Project Accountant on a high profile and complex programme. This role will initially be for a 6 month period but will highly be extended for up to 2 years. This role will be predominately home based but with travel to London circa 2 days a week.

Client Details

My client are a leading Government organisation with offices in the heart of London.


Project Accountant will be responsible for:

· Manage the monthly reviews review and challenge for projects within the Programme providing the appropriate high-level analysis of performance, identifying risks and opportunities, and driving cost efficiency initiatives

· Pulling together presentation for funding requests

· Provide financial insight, analysis and reporting on project performance versus budget and forecast, ensuring implications for outlook are articulated and acted upon

· Maintain a register of cost Risks & Opportunities, highlight through the appropriate channels and ensure alignment in monthly forecasts

· Manage budgeting and forecasting process, challenging Project teams to deliver a robust plan within the guidelines and timetable established by the Financial Control team.

· Evaluate business cases for investment decisions, challenging assumptions and ensure compliance with governance, making recommendations to improve return on investment

· Support the team in driving a commercial focus and challenge to strategic planning and decision making within the programme business unit

· Participate in cross Finance initiatives and work streams to include support for any audit work carried out


The successful candidate will be/have:

Broad range of accountancy skills - fully qualified accountant with recognised qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

· Experience in a programme finance environment operating at a senior level across multiple projects.

· Good understanding of finance systems (particularly SAP, BI, Anaplan)

· Computer literacy/numeracy with strong Excel, Word and Powerpoint skills

· Knowledge of business case and investment appraisals

Job Offer

Fixed Term Contract-6 months (highly likely to be extended)


Enhanced benefits package


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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