Project Accountant

England, Bristol
£20000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Jul 31, 2019
Aug 19, 2019
Jack Watters
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified, Part qualified

Critical Project Accountant role to help in the running of numerous key projects for a national consultancy

Client Details

My client provide environmental planning, design and management services, specifically focussing on the construction, landscaping and ecology sectors. They operate out of five major UK hubs, with the bulk of senior finance based in the office in Central Bristol.

The Project Accountant will work directly with the Financial Controller and Finance Director and be responsible for constant liaison with Project Managers and Project Directors, helping to manage invoicing, budgeting and forecasting for up to 60 new projects every month


The Project Accountant reports to the Financial Controller and is responsible for providing project accounting services, including:

  • Supporting the project teams setting up/maintaining projects;
  • Ensuring projects have all necessary accounting information;
  • Critically reviewing monthly work in progress with project managers/directors;
  • Providing ad hoc training to staff on the project accounting system;
  • Regular involvement in managing the finances on our largest projects;
  • Review and critically assess project profitability;
  • Producing both regular and ad hoc reports from the system.

You will also assist the Financial Controller in other matters as required e.g. preparation of monthly management accounts, working capital analysis and annual audit of statutory accounts.


For this role we are open on the experience of the candidate; for example we will look at a graduate with limited professional experience, or an early stage AAT studier looking for their second role.

Key criteria focus on characteristics of the individual, including superb organisation, great IT skills, confidence, and excellent communication.

Desired Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Graduate, or AAT studier/qualified
  • Used to handling data and manipulating it using tools such as Excel
  • Works well in a professional environment
  • Demonstrate ability to teach others to use systems/follow processes
  • Used to handling data and manipulating it using tools such as Excel
  • Experience of accounting systems such as SAGE.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Highly motivated with excellent organisational skills - ability to deliver a task or project within budget and to deadline.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to influence and build effective relationships at all levels.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to communicate financial information to fee earning staff in non-jargon ways.
  • Sound decision making skills.
  • Able to provide timely, sound, clear advice and recommendations to senior management.
  • Effective written communication skills.
  • Proactive and able to take the initiative and work with limited supervision.
  • Resilient, flexible and adaptable approach.
  • Good IT skills - particularly Excel
  • Numerical and statistical ability and a strong aptitude for analysis and presentation.
  • Willingness to actively promote best practice and encourage towards continual improvement.

Job Offer

Salary £20-24k


  • Study support
  • 25 days holiday with the option to buy/sell holiday
  • Professional membership fees paid for
  • Cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers
  • Pension - employee contribution4% & employer contribution 5%
  • Flexible working

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