Project Accountant

Job Title: Project Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Reference: 14015333/001_1564057180
Contact Name: Hermione Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 25, 2019 13:19

Job Description

A sought after Cambridge client is looking for a Project Accountant to take responsibility for a portfolio of major projects.

Client Details

Due to growth a well know business in Cambridge is looking to expand their team with a project accountant


  • Monitor budget movements and provide movement summary
  • Review PO requests and validate against budget and estimates
  • Cash forecast review, monitor spend tracking and working capital performance
  • Actively participate in developing project estimates to assist in budgeting process with inputs on project spend and payables estimation
  • Update and review cost avoidance tracking vs budget
    Weekly reporting of open contracts
  • Manage fixed assets accounting - Develop asset capitalisation schedule complying with accounting policies and ensure transfer from assets under construction
  • Depreciation estimation, Disposal and impairment of assets
  • Review document control function (One drive controls) for compliance and access controls
  • Manage general cost control - Review areas of overspend during periodical estimation process and ensure scope changes are routed through change request process
  • Ensure project deliverable are in compliance with internal controls - Letter of intent, contracts and PO sign offs with appropriate approval flow and relevant budget supporting
  • Ensure budget control with no cross charging costs against different budget areas
  • Ensure change requests and contract variations are adequately documented
  • Manage weekly and monthly reporting on financial status of the project
  • Manage a small team


  • A fully qualified accountant or qualified by experience
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or engineering environment
  • Previous experience of project accounting
  • Experience of financial analysis and reporting
  • available and committed to a 12 month contract

Job Offer

C£60,000 plus benefits or equivalent day rate