Project Accountant

Posted 25 June 2024
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum
Discipline Qualified Finance
Contact NameLynsey McKinnell

Job description

Project Accountant (12 Month Mat Cover)
£50,000 - £60,000

Axon Moore have an urgent requirement for an experienced Project Accountant to join an innovative and forward thinking PE backed business in Middleton.

The successful candidate will be a crucial member of finance and will be part a of the Group Finance team , working with senior operational staff, senior stakeholders and reporting to the Senior Finance team within the business.

The role will primarily focus on ensuring accurate reporting of revenue, accrued income, materials, inventory and related direct costs to ensure that Gross Margin is accurately recorded in line with relevant accounting standards. Project Accounting is also a key element of the role, ensuring on a project by project basis financial records are robust and accurate, as well as providing relevant financial analysis and reports on the profitability of jobs.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Project accounting: to ensure income and costs recognised in accordance with accounting standards. Need to ensure accrued / deferred income and costs captured correctly and produce meaningful financial analysis on a project by project basis. Track actual performance versus quoted costs and report on any significant variances providing full explanation and analysis. Work with operational team to update forecasted costs to completion and related accounting.
  • Management Accounts: support on ensuring accurate reporting in management accounts including analysis and commentary of the financial result each period.
  • Business Partnering: Work with and support Operational Teams in ensuring accurate business reporting and good operational/cost control. Involves reporting of project financials to Operational teams
  • Revenue recognition: ensure that all revenue recognised is in line with relevant accounting standards and local group policies.
  • Materials and direct costs: ensure all materials are booked in and out of inventory accurately and on a timely basis to ensure accurate costs on a project by project basis. Direct costs should be allocated to specific projects as well as being reviewed overall to ensure effective cost control.
  • Balance sheet: Preparation of relevant balance sheet accounts, including reconciliations and supporting documentation ensuring robust support is in place for each balance and reconciling items are cleared on a timely basis
  • External audit: Support on the external audit by ensuring robust reconciliations and support is in place for areas, such as revenue recognition, accrued/deferred income/costs, stock counts and relevant accruals and prepayments.
To be considered for this role, you must be qualified by expereince and not afraid to get stuck in. Your role will be varied and provides an outstanding opportunity to support the Finance team as they venture into further consolidation and accelerated growth.

To not miss out on this opportunity and to find out more please send your updated CV to