Project Accountant

Web Recruit
£30000 - £35000 per annum
29 Apr 2021
27 May 2021
Joshua French
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Project Accountant

The Organisation

Our client the power of data and evidence to build sustainable solutions that create an equitable and resilient world.

Their mission is to work closely with partners to ensure data-driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy and practice to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

While data alone cannot bring about a better world, it is vital to achieving it. Data has the power to unlock insight, shine a light on progress and empower people to increase accountability.

They’re currently looking for a Project Accountant to join them on a permanent, full time basis, working 35 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of £30,000 – £35,000 per annum (depending on experience)
- Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
- Healthcare scheme with employee assistance programme
- 25 days’ annual leave per annum
- Up to five days’ paid leave to volunteer for causes that address poverty and help vulnerable people
- Flexitime and homeworking options
- Smart/casual dress code

This exciting new role has been created to add much-needed capacity to the Finance Team on project accounting. It is not a typical ‘accountant’ position and will offer the successful candidate the chance to open doors and make a real impression within the team.

Our client works in a fast-paced environment where they need to be able to respond to new situations quickly and creatively. As such, they need amazing people on their team to help them achieve their goal of ending poverty and ensuring support is provided to those across the world who are most vulnerable.

Our client is truly passionate about their vision and provides a culture of transparency and innovation where teams are encouraged to think outside the box and empowered to perform at their best.

So, if you’re a part ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accounting professional with project-based experience, this is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation who are helping to combat poverty across the globe.

The Role

As a Project Accountant, you will provide financial support and guidance to large grant-funded programmes, as well as supporting the financial management of some consultancy projects.

Reporting to the Head of Finance and working alongside staff from both finance and non-finance operations, you will:

- Support Project Managers with budget reforecasts, cost recovery and income recognition calculations
- Prepare financial client/donor reports
- Review and interpret financial information and prepare monthly reports
- Undertake the financial assessment of potential, and reassessments of existing partners
- Ensure that client/donor compliance requirements are met in financial records and reporting
- Act as a key point of contact for auditors and assist in providing all information required
- Ensure full compliance with financial policies and processes

About You

To join our client as a Project Accountant, you will need:

- To be a part-qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
- At least two years’ experience in a similar project role
- Previous experience of income recognition and full cost recovery
- The proven ability to develop budgets and forecasting expenditure
- Advanced MS Excel skills
- A degree in finance, accounting, economic studies (or similar) or equivalent relevant

Experience of donor-funded programmes (ideally multi-donor) would be advantageous, as would an understanding of preparing donor finance reports.

Other organisations may call this role Accountant, Part-Qualified Accountant, Management Accountant, Charity Accountant, or Programme Accountant.

Webrecruit and our clients are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, please apply via the button shown.

Early applications are highly encouraged; our client will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As they are recruiting on a rolling basis, they reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.

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