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Project Accountant

Location: Bedfordshire
Sector: Public sector
Date Posted: 04/03/2021
Salary: £34,000 - £38,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB14491
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Interested in playing a key role in a £100m transformation project? Looking to sharpen up your business partnering and accounting skills as a key financial point of contact for a number of project managers? Are you an ambitious finance professional with experience of project work looking for that exciting next career move? Then look no further!

My client is a leading public sector organisation based in Bedfordshire looking for a Project Accountant to join the team as part of their £100m transformation project which focuses on the repurposing, renovation and construction of numerous properties.

The main responsibilities for the Project Accountant role are as follows:

  • Liaise closely with a number of project managers to discuss their finances with them, acting as a key financial point of contact for the project.
  • Produce project forecasts and lead on the analysis of any variances that there between the project actuals and original budget.
  • Play a key role in the preparation of the budgets for various areas of the project.
  • Provide excellent analysis of the costs of individual sites and construction projects to ensure that these costs are feasibly able to fit within the budget.

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious finance professional to take on an exciting and broad role which can be utilised as an excellent steppingstone for a more senior role in the future. Furthermore, this is an organisation that has a fantastic benefits package which includes working from home and financial support towards further studies.

The successful candidate for the Project Accountant role will have:

  • At the very minimum completed their AAT level 4 or have a relevant accountancy/finance degree.
  • Experience of working on the finances for projects.
  • Ideally experience of working within the public, construction, social housing or property sectors, however, candidates without this are still encouraged to apply.
  • Previous experience of explaining any form of financial information to non-finance members of staff e.g. what an accrual is.

If you are interested in this position please apply immediately, as applications are reviewed daily and this role may be filled before the closing date.

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