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Project Accountant

London ,
£45,000 - £55,000


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Halliday Marx have partnered with a property company based in North London who are looking for a Project Accountant on a permanent basis. This role is working 1 day a week in the office and 4 from home.


  • Full Project management accounting ownership.
  • Creating a weekly cash flow report for each project.
  • Producing a full set of Management Accounts for each project.
  • Variable budget preparation
  • Adhoc Analysis.
  • Strong communication with Project managers.
  • Ensure that budgets are in place for all development works and that sign-off is obtained before expenditure is committed.
  • Ensure variances are investigated and resolved promptly with the appropriate approvals.
  • Review the monthly Design and Construction cost report and critically assess the accuracy and completeness of the information provided including total forecast cost, budget and any risks and opportunities.
  • Preparation of monthly cost and income accruals, and monthly project funding requests.
  • Review and appraisal of the spend to date and forecast ensuring reasonableness of spend on a residential block by block basis
  • Provide input into the business planning and process ensuring profit release is aligned to accounting standards.
  • Identifying and reporting of departmental / project Risks and Opportunities.
  • Challenge the status quo and continuously make innovative improvements to system and reporting processes.
  • Assist with the preparation of the business strategy by collating project data into a workable position so that ongoing reporting becomes as automated as possible.
  • Provide accurate and timely information to all key stakeholders in respect of project financial data as required.

Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • Either ACCA/CIMA/ACA qualified, Part Qualified or Qualified by Experience
  • History of Project Accounting & Management for a large portfolio of projects is essential.
  • Construction experience is preferred.
  • Good excel and analytical skills
  • Understanding of accounting standards
  • Demonstrable record of improving processes, procedures and existing operational systems
  • JD Edwards, SAP, BFC and Proliance experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of construction VAT rules an advantage
  • Evidence of strong communication skills
  • Sound commercial experience, ideally in a similar environment
  • Knowledge of construction accounting an advantage
  • Knowledge of CIS an advantage