Assistant Management Accountant - Projects

First Utility
From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want.

We are proud to deliver award-winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team and expand our service offering, we now have office locations in Warwick, Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg.

How the role fits in

A vacancy has arisen for a project accountant within the UK Finance Management Accounts team. Reporting into the Financial Accountant as part of a team of five Assistant Management Accountants.

This role will be mainly focused on Project Accounting for our IT and Business projects but will also support the wider month end process as required.

The role day to day

Project Reporting

  • Working closely with the Project Management Office (“PMO”) and the Business Technology Group (“BTG”) and other key stakeholders within the business
  • Developing automated project reporting capability out of Access, to produce monthly P&L's by project
  • Tracking and reporting the spend on projects through their lifecycle - ensuring time is recorded correctly to corresponding projects
  • Ensuring that any accruals for project costs are created where required
  • Identifying any missed or erroneous capitalisation working with the business to ensure that it is corrected
  • Chase outstanding Capex forms to ensure that projects can be capitalised where appropriate
  • Own the Access Project tracking module (Funtime2) including creation and monitoring of Project codes
  • Ensuring that projects are closed promptly once delivered and amortised appropriately
  • Identifying different types of project costs (internal/external, CAPEX/OPEX) and applying necessary accounting treatment
  • Develop existing monthly performance reporting to create insight
  • Identify and deliver (with support) systems development and automation opportunities
  • Supporting the budgeting and forecasting process, working with the business to understand future cost requirements by project.
  • Supporting the Management Accounts team
  • Taking responsibility for the month end process for allocated Cost Centres / Nominals as required

  • What you'll need to help make the best of the role

  • You will be a part qualified Accountant studying towards CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent with experience working in a management accounts role
  • Able to build strong relationships with people and teams across the business
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (to include working knowledge of Vlookups, sumifs, pivot tables)
  • Demonstrable experience of improving processes or systems
  • Enjoy the challenges that come with working in a customer focused, fast paced and high growth business
  • The nice to haves

  • A track record of working in a project environment
  • Experience working with Access Dimensions
  • What you will get in return

    Our people are our business, so our mind-set is people first. Spending much of your time at work, we know it’s not just about a rewarding career, development opportunities and competitive salary - the work space, relaxation areas and coffee matter too!

    First Perks is our benefits portal where you can access BUPA Private Healthcare, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, our staff tariffs and exclusive savings and discounts from nearly 900 retailers - including holiday deals to help you make the best of your 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays). First Perks features discounts for many of the biggest brands - from to Amazon, from John Lewis to Tesco; there is something for everyone.

    We’re proud to support our charity partner the NSPCC and offer regular fundraising events from bake-offs to London Marathon entries. Our teams enjoy quarterly socials, some more adventurous than others! One tradition we’ve held on to as we’ve grown is “Fruity Friday” - heaps of free fresh fruit for all, every Friday.

    So if you like the fast pace of an evolving business, feel it’s important to reach your full potential and enjoy your time at work, then a career with us could be your next move.

    As part of our package for trainee accountants we offer a study package

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