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Interim Project Accountant

Seymour John
Cardiff, UK
Closing date
8 Oct 2020

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My client, a large Public Services organisation is recruiting an Interim Project Accountant for a 3 month contract, which will be home-based. The successful candidate will track project spend and performance and assist the Project Manager to understand project performance and costs.

The role:
  • Drive the implementation of the Project Accounting process in accordance with the Global Design Principles handbook
  • Work with the Project Manager to set up adequate project Master Data.
  • Ensure project time is correctly recorded in a time recording system and interfaced into project ledger/accounting system
  • Ensure all project costs are captured correctly.
  • Work with Project Manager and Finance Business Partner in setting up project budgets and costings
  • Work with Project Manager to monitor spend against projects, and assist in following the purchase order process.
  • Perform month end routines for project costs e.g. post journals for accruals.
  • Assist Finance Business Partner when required to report on project profitability/variances to project managers and management.
  • Work with Project Manager and close out projects on project completion, following capitalisation rules.
  • Make recommendations to Finance and Project Management on process improvements.

Technical skills:
  • Qualified accountant with minimum 3 years experience.
  • Technical Project Accounting experience.
  • Proven skills in problem solving.
  • Experience of all Microsoft Office products (Excel to a minimum of intermediate level).
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines with conflicting demands.
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