Project Accountant

  • London
  • £55- £65k
  • AG- 1PA
  • 01267 238991

Job Description

Do you have strong Project Accounting experience within the Construction sector?


Our client, a high-profile global property development company, are looking to identify a talented finance individual with hands-on experience of one or more ‘big build’ projects.  Ideally with an immediate start, this contract duration is expected to be 9 months minimum, as it is covering maternity leave. The successful applicant’s most recent work could include accounting and business partnering on a complex residential or commercial build project (e.g. retail, office space or mixed-use) or involvement in a major infrastructure/transportation project. Recent experience will ideally include working for a well-known national or multinational building contractor.


This is an outstanding opportunity to join an attractive and expansive business in a diverse and exciting Project Accountant role. Core responsibilities will include working within the Construction Finance project team to manage the finances associated with a new build project. You will take responsibility for the integrity and reporting of financial performance and for management of overheads. Extensive cost accounting experience in a construction environment is essential, as is the ability to effectively business partner with non-finance (particularly construction) managers.
Monthly Cost Reporting

  • Review the monthly cost report to assess the accuracy and completeness of the information.
  • Reconcile to the budget tracker

Project Financial Controls

  • Project budgets and maintain project financial controls.  Ensuring that budgets are in place for all development works and that sign-off is obtained before expenditure is committed.


  • Ensure compliance with the Construction Industry Scheme and any other statutory regulations for the project
  • Evaluate the financial position of sub-contractors to ensure that they are financially sound
  • Issue and recovery of monthly progress claims from owner and any other external parties
  • Manage and support the Assistant Project Accountant

Requirements for this role:


Construction Project Accounting experience

Significant experience with large-scale build projects

Robust cost accounting skills

Understanding of CIS and VAT



CIMA/ACCA Qualified or Part-Qualified Accountant

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