Project Accountant

Project Accountant

Job Title: Project Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Epsom, Surrey
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Reference: 895456_1546965755
Contact Name: Anna Bonczchowska
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2019 16:42

Job Description

Do you want to join a Project Accounting Team providing project accounting and invoicing services?
I am looking for a motivated accountant, preferably with a relevant qualification or currently studying, with experience of working in a busy finance function to join a leading engineering consultancy. This will be a fixed term contract initially for 6 months.
This opportunity covers supporting Project Managers to manage the financial aspects of their projects and to enable timely collection of cash from clients through prompt issuing of accurate invoices. The role involves working closely with a number of Project Managers and embedded Finance staff; who are located at different UK offices and client sites.

You will be involved in supporting effective management of client invoicing, supporting project managers to understand the financial performance of their projects and supporting the implementation of new processes and procedures.

About the Role

To support effective management of Client invoicing, including liaising with Project Managers to ensure that all invoicing is completed in a timely basis.

To prepare sales invoices, applications for payment and credit notes and any necessary supporting documentation.
To obtain approval for sales invoices and credit notes and posting them onto the finance system.

You will be working closely with Project Managers, and the Cash Collections Team to ensure timely resolution of any billing queries, and collection of cash.

To support Project Managers to understand the financial performance of their projects by supporting the correct set-up of new projects in the finance system and correct allocation of costs to projects.
To prepare and distribute job-related information and reports, e.g. time and expense reports.

To support the implementation of new processes and procedures by supporting the Team Leaders and Head of Project Accounting with design and implementation of process improvements

You will have the following experience:

You have experience of working in a busy finance function, preferably working as part of a team involved with preparing client invoices.

You have good analytical,numerical and technical skills, together with Intermediate Excel skills (including sorting and filtering data, pivot tables and lookups).

You have experience of using accounting systems to extract financial information for review and collation.
You can work collaboratively, building strong relationships with colleagues in their own and other teams and with business and project managers to ensure joined-up delivery.
You are able to explain financial issues to non-finance staff in a clear and concise manner.

You are able to prioritise workload to meet deadlines.

It is desirable that you studied for a relevant degree or currently studying for an accounting qualification.

Knowledge of VAT and JD Edwards accounting software would be beneficial.

Project Accountant
£ + excellent benefits and career progression

Key Skills: Invoicing, MS Excel, Accounting systems, VAT, JD Edwards

If you are a good match then please apply with a CV to learn more about this truly fantastic opportunity to work for a market leader who has an enviable reputation.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency (perm). These roles are permanent positions.

This is a position on a 6 months fixed contact.

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.