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Project Accountant (CF66)

Project Accountant (CF66)

Posted 20 March by Atlas Employment Ltd Easy Apply Ended

Role - Project Accountant

Ref.No - CF66

Location - Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Salary - £45,000 - £55,000 p.a.

Job Type - Permanent

Status - Full Time

Atlas Employment is delighted be working with a successful organisation in Wallingford looking for an ambitious Project Accountant to join their busy Financial team. The responsibilities include managing the overall budgeting, forecasting, accounting, auditing and reporting process for Projects and Programmes across the business. The ideal candidate must be conscientious, and customer focussed with the ability to be proactive and produce accurate results within short timescales. This would be an ideal opportunity for a qualified and focused accountant to join an already successful team.


  • Manage, motivate and provide on the training to support junior staff
  • Ensure objectives are successfully achieved and the smooth running of the project finance function
  • Responsible for the accounting, budgeting and forecasting processes of the main programmes
  • Establish, implement and communicate policies, processes and controls to ensure that the requirements for financial control and reporting are met for projects/contracts
  • Complete timely production of all financial reports for internal and external use, including month-end reporting, budgets and forecasts
  • Provide a business partnering function to the Programme Executive and Project Managers
  • Attend meetings and Programme Boards as required
  • Ensure that all Programme contracts, Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) and related PFAs are complete, authorised in accordance
  • Ensure project set ups are correct and complete
  • Act as a key contact for external auditors and respond to requests in order to fulfil the audit requirements of international projects and the governing Board
  • Other ad hoc tasks and analysis as required to assist in the running of the Project Finance function


  • CIMA/CCAB qualified accountant or similar level by experience
  • Graduate with strong academic record
  • Experience of project accounting
  • Experience of communicating financial information to senior management both verbally and in writing
  • Experience of budgeting, forecasting and analysis of financial information with a strong technical accounting background
  • Record of establishing and / or auditing financial controls
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate effectively with non-financial managers and within a global environment
  • Team player with leadership ability and prior experience of line management

Personal Characteristics

  • Proactive problem solver, resilient, hardworking, dedicated and accurate
  • Good team player, willing to step in and help the team
  • Good interpersonal skills with strong personal organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and capacity to understand and ensure compliance requirements
  • A flexible 'can do’ attitude and willingness to deal with changing demands

If you think you may be a suitable candidate for this, please contact Chantelle Fogartyat Atlas Employment.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job

Required skills

  • Accountancy
  • Project Finance
  • Project Management
  • Reconciliation
  • VAT

Reference: 34650839

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