Project Accountant

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Nuclear

Job Type: Contract

Location: South East

Reference: 27737-sb

Expiration date: 20 October 2017

An assignment is available for an experience Project Accountant to support a leading engineering consultancy based in Berkshire.


Management and project accounting delivery for multiple engineering projects.  Provide financial support to the Project Management Team. Communication of project information to internal and external stakeholders, including clients and senior management.


  • Prepare and issue sales invoices for multiple projects, across multiple business units, including at least one large framework project.
  • Creation of project/task structures in Oracle accounting system to enable cost and sales bookings effectively and promptly.  Updating budgets as appropriate.
  • Regular reconciliation and contract ledger maintenance tasks to ensure contract cost and sales data is accurate.
  • Work to tight deadlines built in to the monthly fiscal cycle of work.
  • Provide project financial information and reports to project teams on a regular basis.
  • Communication with branch offices across the world in regards to cross booking costs in multiple currencies.
  • Ensure compliance with Standard Operation Practices and Sarbanes-Oxley.
  • Preparation of weekly and monthly reports as required by the Business and by project teams.
  • Attendance at project meetings as required.
  • Provide support to accounting management for reporting, reconciliations and troubleshooting to meet deadlines
  • Review of unbilled with PM and reporting to Business Controller

Person Specification:

  • A pro-active individual with willingness to communicate ideas for improvement.
  • Familiarity with Oracle Financial Systems and Intermediate Excel.
  • Ability to interact with Senior Management.
  • A self-starter with a determination to get the job done, whilst maintaining a meticulous approach to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and manage conflicting deadlines
  • Understand impact of project accounting on the business P&L

Essential Experience : 

  • Previous experience as a Project Account with a large organisation
  • Experience of using Oracle software