Project Accountant

Trace Recruit Limited
London (Greater)
£48,000-£55,000 + Package
05 Dec 2017
08 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The role has the overall responsibility for the finances of a portfolio of social infrastructure projects. The successful individual will ensure effective day-to-day financial operation, management reporting and annual statutory reporting while maintaining relationships with key stakeholders surrounding the project.

The role is the perfect opportunity for an individual who wants a wider remit of responsibilities that also has scope beyond its basic responsibilities. The successful applicant will work alongside a team of project finance Accountants and managers reporting into the senior financial controller.


  • Responsible for a portfolio of social infrastructure project companies held within a FTSE 250 listed fund
  • Management of the day-to-day financial performance of project entities, ensuring efficient operation and control
  • Contractual cash-flow and operational obligations.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with key project stakeholders including investors, shareholders, local government bodies, external lenders and asset managers.
  • Ownership for production and presentation of financial results to the Board on a quarterly basis
  • Ownership for production and updates to the project models and forecasts and managing the relationship with senior lenders for certain projects.
  • Efficient and accurate delivery of project reporting requirements including internal quarterly management reporting, annual statutory reporting (including UKGAAP and IFRS).
  • Ensuring project entities remain up to date and compliant with relevant legislation including latest accounting standards, Taxation, VAT, Hedge accounting, etc.
  • Consolidation of company clusters, including the conversion of accounting policies and balances to IFRS equivalents for group reporting.

About you:

  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Experience of IFRS and FRS102 Accounting Standards
  • Understanding of tax structures and the ability to assess the impact of changes in tax legislation.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to deal with several activity streams simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication abilities and people management skills to establish and maintain relationships with a number of project stakeholders, and confident when dealing with Board members.
  • A proactive approach to deal with issues before they arise.
  • Ability to work confidently and closely with both senior level staff and non-finance personnel.
  • Strong numeracy, analytical and project valuation skills.
  • Computer literate with advance excel skills. You should be comfortable to process minor excel model adjustments and understand more complex adjustments processed by professional modellers.
  • An enthusiasm to add value to the role as well as develop further skills and experience within the company.
  • Previous experience in the preparation of a group consolidation would be advantageous.

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