Project Accountant

Job Title: Project Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 3594534_1557914944
Contact Name: Andrew Piercy
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 15, 2019 11:09

Job Description

My client is a global US owned manufacturing business based in Gloucester, progressive company who are going through a continued period of growth.

Reporting to the Senior Manager - Finance Operations and Strategic Initiatives, responsible for delivering Projects including, but not limited to, Growth and Operational excellence.


  • Coordinating project schedules, resources, equipment and information
  • Identify possible systems and business process improvements
  • Create and maintain process maps where required
  • Liaising with clients to identify and define project requirements, scope and objectives
  • Ensuring that clients' needs are met as project evolves
  • Measuring the benefits delivered from projects ensuring ROI completed
  • Manage the project activities on a day-to-day basis on behalf of the sponsor using the Change
  • Management Methodology, including defining the approach and milestone dates where appropriate
  • Provide visibility of project progress against budget and schedule, in a format suitable for sponsor and steering group audiences, enabling informed decisions
  • Complete GAP Analysis on work being transitioned and compile realistic timelines when considering the Go-Live date
  • Ensure all parties impacted by the Transition are fully involved and kept up to date with progress (again using CMM)
  • Measure areas being transitioned prior to and following the transition to ensure no loss of service to our Customers
  • Drive Standardisation and Continuous Improvement


In addition to competencies of : Build Trust, Drive Continuous Improvement, Focus on the End Customer, and Set High Standards of Performance, this person must also show competency in:

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to Interrogate systems
  • Display a high level of professionalism and motivational skills
  • Proactive approach to resolving issues/query resolution
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accounting knowledge
  • Resilient and Flexible in a Changing Environment
  • Team Working
  • Delivering results


Strong SAP experience is essential. Language skills desirable but not mandatory. Advanced Excel skills and good working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Visio. Experience of working in a shared service environment is also desirable.

Role would suit a qualified accountant or 6 Sigma Black Belt, of graduate calibre.

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