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Project Accountant

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

Job Summary

The Project Accountant based in our London office, will work closely with the Financial Controller and the Project Managers in managing the financial side of the new and ongoing projects, including analysing project balances, budgets, and billings.

Responsibilities

The key duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Leading the billing process, including starting the process of producing draft invoices on current NPM system and the new process on Rapport3 which should be in place by the end of the year;
  • Work with Project Managers to run through draft invoices/projects to work out amounts to be billed and amounts to be kept on the WIP;
  • Approve final invoices produced by finance colleague and check for any errors;
  • Uploading the invoices that require submission to client portals;
  • Auditing the invoicing log at the end of the billing cycle to ensure all is correct and all invoices issued to then create reports once checks are completed;
  • Work with Project Managers to set up and input budgets for new projects and maintain and update budgets on existing projects;
  • Assist the Financial Controller with forward forecasting of revenue based on budgets set for each project;
  • Managing the employee utilisation and reporting to the board;
  • Experience with system implementation and excellent system knowledge up to super user level;
  • Any ad-hoc reporting required by the Financial Controller or the board.

Profile

The attributes we are looking for to fill this role are as follows:

  • Previous project accounting experience within an engineering, architecture, or similar industry;
  • Ideally part qualified or studying, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent;
  • A good understanding of WIP;
  • Strong experience in business partnering;
  • Strong Excel skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Previous experience with Rapport3 would be advantageous.

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