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Project Accountant

Job Title: Project Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Central London
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Salary: UP to £50,000 per annum
Reference: AWD19846002
Contact Name: Anna Woodward
Contact Email: awoodward@sheridanmaine.com
Job Published: January 20, 2020 15:47

Job Description

Scope of work

 

Reporting to the Finance Director, as Project Accountant you will primarily be responsible for all aspects of the financial management and reporting of a portfolio of projects. However, the role will also include a significant contribution to the general financial management of the London office in other areas.

 

The position

  • Maintain accurate records of all expenditure and revenue for projects with variance analysis;
  • Manage project accounts ensuring timely reconciliation and invoicing in line with contract requirements;
  • Work with finance and project staff to improve systems and processes;
  • Provide accurate and timely project financial reporting to colleagues and clients;
  • Support the Finance Director and project teams in the setting-up and monitoring of finance teams based overseas;
  • Participate in the quarterly technical and financial review of projects;
  • Provide advice and support to field project consultants on matters related to accounting and finance management;
  • Support the design and provision of training to the project managers to ensure that all financial systems that need to be put in place in projects are understood and being implemented;
  • Develop and maintain tools and procedures for preparation of budgets and financial proposals;
  • Carry out month end accounting including Balance Sheet reconciliations;
  • Prepare Company Management Accounts;
  • Some international travel may be required; and
  • Other duties as required.

Candidate profile

We are looking for an ambitious and enthusiastic accountant who enjoys challenging work and is keen to further their career. Below are the key skills, experience and qualities that have been identified for this position:

  • Qualified or finalist with a minimum of three years of relevant experience;
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office skills and ERP systems;
  • Previous experience of working for a consultancy or an international business would be an advantage;
  • Experience working in complex and time-pressured environments;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent analytical, organisational, and communication skills;
  • Comfortable working in an open-plan environment and interacting with staff at all levels;
  • Ability to work independently and lead support teams spread over wide geographic areas to achieve results;
  • Flexibility to work across different cultures; and
  • The right to live and work in UK.

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