Project Accountant

Page Personnel Finance
10 Jan 2018
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Page Personnel are delighted to be partnered with our Glasgow based client in recruiting a Project Accountant.

Client Details

Our client is a market leading Energy Business. They are Glasgow City Centre based and are part of a fast growing sector.


The successful candidate will likely have the following responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Project Managers to review and challenge project financial plans and track progress as the project advances.
  • Connect directorates with the finance team through the production of monthly project financial forecasts in line with month end deadlines.
  • Investigate project financial variances and submit variance reports to key stakeholders.
  • Attend directorate meetings in order to report on monthly project financial performance and to gain insight into project activity, challenge where appropriate and report back to the senior finance team.
  • Work closely with Project Managers to track future pipeline of potential projects.
  • Assist the finance team with annual budgeting and the quarterly forecasting process through regular revision of project revenue and cost forecasts.
  • Prepare staff utilisation reports and interpret the outputs which in turn enable the directorates and finance to make informed decisions on headcount.
  • Working with all directorates collates and prepares the monthly management report.
  • Acts as secretary to the Investment Committee: Collate and review investment committee documents ahead of submission to investment committee.
  • Track committed programme spend and advise the Investment Committee on capacity to commit to additional projects.
  • Attend investment committee offering financial guidance on specific proposed projects.
  • Maintain sage project accounting and set up new project codes as required.
  • Transfer project expenses from ODSL to OREC where applicable.
  • Close out project accounts upon completion.
  • Liaise with finance assistants to ensure revenue invoices raised efficiently.
  • Maintain appropriate records to aid the collation of annual R&D tax credit submission.
  • Undertake any other ad-hoc tasks as required.


The successful candidate will likely have the following profile:

  • Qualified accountant (strong QBE candidate would be considered).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Sage 200 experience not essential but highly desirable.
  • A keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.
  • Team player with confidence to work with colleagues across the organisation at various seniority levels.

Job Offer

This role offers a competitive salary between £30,000-£35,000 with a benefits package.