Accounting/Financial/Insurance

Project Accountant

Contract Full Time

Anonymous

Our client is £150 t/o wholesale distrobution business. They are currently looking to recruit a Project Accountant on a fixed term contract until Jan 2022 to support the business transformation and change. Projects may include non-UK operations although control and management will be from the UK. The Project Accountant will be responsible for providing effective project financial control and delivering relevant and timely information to other Senior Managers/ Board Members. The role will initially be based from home with the requirement to travel to site as required.

Key Responsibilities:

* Act as the main point of contact for all financial issues as part of the Project Delivery team including to provide input on key matters and technical matters and acting as the source of knowledge on tax and accounting issues

* Implementation, maintenance and control of accounting systems and procedures

* Assist with pre contract support to access commerciality and viability of projects prior to approval

* Validating project authorisations in line with company policies

* Delivery of effective transaction service including bank compliance, information to authorities, control over funds, supply chain management

* Budgeting, reporting and control of project performance

* Identification and mitigation of key financial risks

* Ensure compliance with local VAT and tax regulations

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

* A recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA qualified) along with proven experience in a similar role

* A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office

* Well organised with strong administrative skills

* Proactive in identifying and implementing process improvements

* A high level of accuracy and attention to detail

* Knowledge of working on non-UK projects with experience of imports and tariffs is desirable

* Knowledge of Sage is desirable

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