Assistant Project Accountant

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Would you like to play a key role supporting our Defence Information Team? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Accountant at our site in Frimley, Christchurch and Yeovil.

As an Assistant Project Accountant, you will get exposure across circa 100 projects ranging from small value contracts up to £76m. This will involve all the financial activities required to support the successful running of all DI projects. The role will also require regular engagement with other functions such as Project Management, Project Control and Commercial.

This role will provide you with a level of exposure to many different aspects of finance. The level of project finance understanding that will be gained within this role will be a fantastic development opportunity.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Project Accountant will involve:

Reviewing and submitting monthly actuals and forecasts for order intake, sales, profit and cash including risk and opportunity schedules

Reporting against variances and working with Project Managers to ensure reliable and robust financial forecasting

Reviewing estimates to complete and actuals with Programme Managers, produce monthly project reports for management review

Support customer invoicing across the business

Completing Project Reconciliations each month to source systems, including for Invoices raised, sales generated, debt outstanding, actual costs

Providing support to Project Balance Sheet reviews

Providing other financial data and analysis to the Business Group Leads as required and to undertake ad hoc tasks as required by the Senior Project Accountant / Senior Finance Manager

Your skills and qualifications:


Proven work experience in analysing large volumes of financial data

Proven work experience of managing senior stakeholders

Demonstrable experience of using Excel at an advanced level

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and PowerPoint etc.


Degree qualified

Proven work experience of working within a Project Management and/or a Finance environment

The ability to organise, store and retrieve data, information and content in a digital environment.

What we're looking for in you:

As an Assistant Project Accountant, you will show evidence of using your own initiative. You will have a proactive approach to work, managing your own areas of responsibility and workload whilst also showing the ability to work within a team.

Location: Frimley, Christchurch, Yeovil

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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