Project Accountant

Job Title: Project Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Surrey
Salary: £250 - £300 per day
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -122020-1560512_1607071472
Contact Name: Sam White
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 04, 2020 08:44

Job Description

This role will be responsible for the project accounting on a large IT Transformation Programme. Primarily supporting the project management teams within the IT Shared Services area and senior IT and Business leaders.

Client Details

A blue chip global brand


  • Ensure programme costs and forecast are accurately reported
  • Budgeting and forecasting
  • Provide commercial challenge and insight into each stream of the programme, identify risks and opportunities, helping to identify which areas require management attention
  • Produce the financial reporting slides for senior stakeholders
  • Support financial accounting requirements - e.g. Capex vs Opex, impairment reviews
  • Work with the PMO to improve reporting, control (and insight)
  • Work with the programme team to implement improvements
  • Assisting with various ad hoc requests, e.g. Develop a robust and fully costed business case for new business/ investment cases, with trackable milestones e.g. supporting BAU (non project) teams
  • Manage one direct report in the team.


  • Proficient in Excel and excellent PowerPoint skills
  • Previous experience of management reporting, budgeting and forecasting a significant advantage
  • Ability to work day to day in a challenging, fast-paced, goal-focussed organisation.
  • Ability to build strong relationships and networks across the organisation
  • Previous experience with the relevant finance systems (SAP, TM1)
  • Strong understanding of project management principles, documentation, project quality standards and relevant reporting requirements
  • Ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands, demonstrating accuracy, attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Ideally, some exposure to IT or IT Projects, Finance project management
  • Previous experience of management reporting, budgeting and forecasting a significant advantage
  • Experience communicating with senior stakeholders

Job Offer

£250-300 per day