Project Accountant

  • Category
    Accountancy & Finance - Financial Accountancy
  • Location
    Arundel, West Sussex
  • Salary
    35000 £ - 40000 £ / Year
  • External Reference


JOB TITLEAssistant Financial Accountant

REPORTING TOFinance Controller

DATESeptember 2018



To assist with the controls and accuracy (including LTL, WCL, CCL, HLC, SCL and MTL and others as they are acquired), support Balance Sheet integrity via reconciliations, review and reporting. Assist in Budget, Forecast, Statutory Reporting and Year End audit close activities.

Key accountabilities

*Provide support to the Finance Team in maintaining and reconciling Group General Ledger Accounts, including Control Accounts, Accruals & Prepayments and Interco Recharge Accounts. Assist in the preparation of balance sheet reconciliation reports at period end.
*Reconciliation and processing of all group bank accounts and cash books, weekly and at period end.
*Assist with the maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register for the Group including reconciliation of Stock and other control accounts.
*Assist in preparation of the annual Budget as appropriate.
*Assist in preparation of periodic Forecasts as appropriate.
*Assist in preparing Year End audit file.
*Ad Hoc support to the finance team and business in general as required.
*Provide holiday and sickness cover for both accounts payable and accounts receivable functions
*Develop a thorough understanding of Business IT Systems and associated tasks and processes to enable business functions to work at an optimum level.

Areas of responsibility

*Provide direct support to the Finance Team to improve business controls and accuracy of Management Information.
*Assist with the maintenance of all interco, Loan, HP and other control accounts.
*Support Annual Audit of group entities and drafting of Statutory Accounts.
*Assist with the timely submission of all VAT, Intrastat and financial returns for all companies.
*Assist with the preparation of periodic cashflow reporting and supporting information.
*Deputise for members of the Finance Team during periods of absence

Competency DimensionsEssentialDesirable
1.Leading and Deciding1.1Deciding and Initiating Action
1.2Leading and SupervisingX
2.Supporting and Cooperating2.1Working with PeopleX
2.2Adhering to Principles and Values
3.Interacting and Presenting3.1Relating and NetworkingX
3.2Persuading and Influencing
3.3Presenting and Communicating Information
4.Analysing and Interpreting4.1Writing and ReportingX
4.2Applying Expertise and Technology
5.Creating and Conceptualising5.1Learning and Researching
5.2Creating and InnovatingX
5.3Formulating Strategies and Concepts
6.Organising and Executing6.1Planning and OrganisingX
6.2Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
6.3Following Instructions and Procedures
7.Adapting and Coping7.1Adapting and Responding to Change
7.2Coping with Pressures and Setbacks
8.Enterprising and Performing8.1Achieving Personal Work Goals and Objectives
8.2Entrepreneurial & Commercial Thinking


This is an exciting opportunity to join an entrepreneurial organisation that has gone through some significant changes and is now in a stage of considerable and rapid growth. This post is not for the faint hearted and requires a character that is intelligent, driven and extremely energetic. The cultural fit of the individual to the organisation is pivotal who will be joining a well-developed, high performing team. You will need to gain a wider understanding so that you can add value in all areas. The ideal candidate will be part qualified ACCA / ACA and have recent experience of accounting practise. They should be fully conversant with current regulations especially those effecting SME's. You have a keen eye for detail, a clear completer finisher and display immense pride in your work. You will be a keen and active sportsperson who can demonstrate personal achievements.

Physical Make Up/Impact on others

Highly Motivated, Energetic, and Articulate
Smart appearance, credible, confident, personable
Makes strong and positive impression on others

Qualifications and Experience

ACA / ACCA / CIMA part qualified (level one/two or equivalent)
Experience in Accountancy Practise
Experience and involvement in year end and audit process

Innovative approach to problem solving
Excellent written & verbal communication and presentation skills
Completer-Finisher with a detailed approach to work
High degree of computer literacy
Results focused, self-starter who delivers to deadlines and is always prepared to go that extra mile
Able to create useful reports and information from scratch
Excellent team working skills

Energetic, driven and keen sports person
Tenacious approach, target orientated, likes a challenge
Strong interpersonal skills, good listener
Effectively balances personal life and work
Assertive and can hold their own, even when challenged
Able to handle criticism in a positive manner

Committed to staying with role long term

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