Cost Accountant

Michael Page
England, London
GBP50000 - GBP53000 per annum
08 Aug 2022
05 Sep 2022
JN -082022-5713484
James Fowler
Where will they be working?
From our office
Salary band
£50,000 - £60,000
Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a Cost Accountant to join a fast-growth PE-backed Real Estate/Tech company based in central London.

Client Details

My client is a leading global, PE-backed real estate/Tech company based in central London.


The Cost Accountant will reporting to the Finance Manager and be responsible for the following:

  • Optimise finance processes focused on the cost accounting side of the business
  • Review the margin of additional services
  • Ensure month-end activities and journal entries are posted in a timely manner, assisting in variance and analysis commentary for each
  • Submission to the Group accounting team
  • Liaise with the projects and contracts teams to provide accurate monthly capex cash flow reports and to maintain the fixed asset register for the two entities
  • Assist in the preparation of the year end statutory accounts liaising closely with auditors
  • Support the customer services team to ensure all queries from the customers regarding payables and costs are resolved and in turn escalate matters
  • Review and approve purchase orders prepared by the capex, operations and customer service teams
  • Account for, report, analyse and track the various cost sections and additional services for month end, quarter end, and year end across 2 entities
  • Prepare month end and quarterly packs, including variance analysis, for presentation to senior management
  • Assist in the production of budgets and forecasts
  • Understand the key drivers for the various cost sections and provide commentary against budget and full year forecasts


The successful Cost Accountant will have the following credentials:

  • Qualified accountant - ACA/ACCA/CIMA

  • Experience in related role ideally within real estate and property/IT/Tech

  • Motivated self-starter who can work largely unsupervised

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of management

  • Able to work from the office 5 days a week

Job Offer

Excellent salary package including basic salary up to £53,000, bonus up to 20% & a non-contributory pension of 10%

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