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Project Accountant

Antony James Recruitment Ltd
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Full Time
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Antony James Recruitment Ltd are delighted to be working with a high end manufacturer in recruiting a Project Accountant. This position is accountable for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating variances, approving expenses, and ensuring that project billings are issued to customers and payments collected.

Key Responsibilities

  • Authorise access to project accounts
  • Authorise the transfer of expenses into and out of project-related accounts
  • Review and approve supplier invoices related to a project
  • Review and approve time sheets for work related to a project
  • Review and approve overhead charges to be applied to a project
  • Review account totals related to project assets and expenses
  • Investigate project variances and submit variance reports to management
  • Confer with receivables staff regarding unpaid contract billings
  • Report on project profitability to management
  • Report to management on any opportunities for additional billings
  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects
  • Create or approve all project-related billings to customers
  • Investigate all project expenses not billed to customers
  • Respond to requests for more detail from customers
  • Approve the write-off of any project-related billings that cannot be billed to or collected from customers
  • Close out project accounts upon project completion
  • Create and submit government reports and tax returns related to projects
  • Compile information for internal and external auditors, as required


  • Significant experience in a business or financial environment
  • Experience of providing a range of financial services to complex organisations

Skills and Competencies

  • Strong technical skills in accounting
  • Project accounting skills, such as experience gained on specific projects
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills at all levels
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure
  • Interpersonal skills, flexibility of approach, drive and enthusiasm
  • Methodical approach with excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Process-driven with a hands-on attitude
  • Excellent team-worker
  • Problem Solving skills
  • High levels of integrity, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Advanced Excel skills

Qualifications and Knowledge

  • Finance qualified, ACA, ACCA, CIMA equivalent or final stages/equivalent.
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