Project Accountant

Michael Page Finance
Central London, London
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Museum of London are looking for a project accountant that is going to play a key part in the delivery of a multi-million pound capital project.

Client Details

The Museum of London tells the story of the capital from its first settlers to modern times. The galleries vividly tell the story of the city and its people. The organisation receives over one million visitors each year and holds the largest archaeological archive in Europe. The Museum also cares for more than two million objects in its collections. The Museum of London has sites in central London (near St Paul's, Barbican and Moorgate), Docklands and Hackney.

The Museum of London is planning to move and is at the early stages of a major new project to deliver a new museum. We want to tell the extraordinary story of London and Londoners in a new museum in West Smithfield near Farringdon, which itself is a deeply fascinating and historic area. We want to engage Londoners with their city and its history and display many more objects from our rich collection.

This is an opportunity to reimagine, reinvent and transform the Museum of London for its new home at West Smithfield. We have the support of the Mayor of London, the City of London Corporation, and many of our other supporters. A world-class design team is already in place and the project accountant is going to play a key part in the delivery of this multi-million pound capital project.


The Project Accountant would have the following key responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly reporting and commentary on project expenditure, funding and staffing to a variety of stakeholders, including the Client Steering Group, Board of Governors' sub committees, external funders and other reporting as required during the project.
  • Prepare and manage project financial models, including cost model, cash flow forecasting and funding drawdown requests.
  • Ensure that project expenditure is compliant with charity legislation, tax legislation, the Museum's Financial Governance and any specific project principles
  • Support the Development team in reporting and managing fundraising progress and ensure that all funding requirements and conditions are adhered to from a financial perspective.
  • Build relationships with internal and external project managers, design team and consultants as required during the project.
  • Preparation of the Quarterly Forecasts, Annual Budget and Five Year Plan for the Project.
  • Identifying financial risks or issues as they arise and ensure these are recorded and actions taken to mitigate or manage them.


You will be an ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accountant with strong technical experience and a track record of project management. Alongside this you will have first rate technical and communication skills and the ability to produce insightful management reports. You will also need to have had exposure to preparing and managing financial models.

Strong experience of dealing with multiple stakeholders is key for this position. It is expected that this person will be dealing with board members and members of the senior management team. You will need to demonstrate exposure to dealing with senior non-finance stakeholders.

Applications from all sectors are welcomed but there is a preference for people applying from an audit background. It is key that candidates have experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines in a commercially focused organisation.

The Museum of London is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

Job Offer

Salary-£46,790 to £50,174 per annum, depending on experience + Benefits.

This advert closes on the 18th of July so all applications will need to be submitted prior to the deadline day.