Project Accountant 12-Month Maternity Contract

Focus Resourcing
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are looking to recruit a Project Accountant for our client based in Caerphilly on a 12-month Maternity Cover Contract to start as soon as possible.

The successful candidate will be responsible for preparing the management accounts of a London based subsidiary.

We are expecting this to involve a 2-3 day visit every 4 weeks plus a 1 day visit every other week although this may evolve over time. The candidate therefore must be willing to travel.

Job Focus

  • Has ability to work in a consultative role, advising on improvements and best practice
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness and understanding, without compromising financial disciplines
  • Ensures that business opportunities are appropriately evaluated to minimise risk and sustain/improve profit margins
  • Understands the key business drivers
  • Continually seeks opportunities to improve and streamline processes


  • Provides incisive and user-friendly management information, meaningful financial analysis, input and advice to divisional colleagues and senior management to assist with understanding KPI reporting
  • Provides accurate and timely reporting, establishing effective communications with other senior financial colleagues within the Group
  • Displays well developed presentation and communication skills, verbally as well as numerically, with good report writing skills

Skills Required

  • Holder of recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA) unless exceptional reasons apply.
  • Has excellent MS office skills, particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience of Sage accounting systems preferable
  • Broad financial management background in a business-to-business (or similar) service organisation
  • Experience or knowledge of carrying out both external and internal audit work
  • Experience of preparing management accounts


  • Basic Salary: c£35-40k p.a.
  • Holidays: 20 days per annum plus statutory days and Christmas shut down (3-4 days).
  • Other: Free onsite canteen & free onsite parking