Project Accountant

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Public Sector

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £180 - £250 per day

  • Job ref:

    JN -092020-1228046_1599232025

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:


  • Expiry date:


  • Client:

    Michael Page

This is a newly created role to assist the business implement a solid and robust suite of controls and processes for Projects across the organisation.

Client Details

My client is a large Public Sector organisation based in Cardiff going through massive transformational change


This is a great opportunity for a qualified Accountant to join a large Public Sector organisation in Cardiff going through significant transformational change


  • Drive the implementation of the Project Accounting process across the organisation in accordance with the Global Design Principles handbook
  • Work with Project Manager to set up adequate project Master Data
  • Ensure project time is correctly recorded in a time recording system and interfaced into project ledger/accounting system
  • Ensure all project costs are captured correctly
  • Work with Project Manager and Finance Business Partner in setting up project budgets and costings
  • Work with Project Manager to monitor spend against projects, and assist in following the purchase order process
  • Work with Finance Business Partner and Project Manager on project forecasts
  • Perform month end routines for project costs e.g. post journals for accruals
  • Assist Finance Business Partner when required to report on project profitability/variances to project managers and management
  • Work with Project Manager and close out projects on project completion, following capitalisation rules
  • Make recommendations to Finance and Project Management on process improvements


Technical skills:

  • Technical Project Accounting experience
  • Proven skills in problem solving
  • Experience of all Microsoft Office products (Excel to a minimum of intermediate level)
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines with conflicting demands
  • Excellent communication skills using business and technical language to all levels where appropriate
  • A flexible and reliable approach to deal with a constantly changing working environment


  • Minimum of 3 years gained in a Financial Accounting position in a Finance section, either in private or public sector.
  • CCAB qualified accountant

Job Offer

an initial 6 month assignment

Salary up to £220 per day PAYE or £250 per day Umbrella co

home working from day 1