Interim Project Accountant

England, North Yorkshire, York
£45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
05 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
Melanie Parkes
Job Role
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Seniority Level
Contract Type

The Interim Project Accountant will deliver the financial and project governance of construction projects as well as manage the impact on the business including estimation process and project accounting.

Client Details

A well known organisation based near York


The Interim Project Accountant will:
  • Monitor budget movements and provide movement summary
  • Review PO requests and validate against budget and estimates
  • Cash forecast review, monitor spend tracking and working capital performance
  • Reconciling project budget tracker data with SAP.
  • Actively participate in developing project estimates to assist in budgeting process with inputs on project spend and payables estimation
  • Update and review cost avoidance tracking vs budget
  • Weekly reporting of open contracts
  • Manage fixed assets accounting - Develop asset capitalisation schedule complying with accounting policies and ensure transfer from assets under construction
  • Depreciation estimation, Disposal and impairment of assets
  • Review document control function (One drive controls) for compliance and access controls
  • Manage general cost control - Review areas of overspend during periodical estimation process and ensure scope changes are routed through change request process
  • Ensure project deliverables are in compliance with internal controls - Letter of intent, contracts and PO sign offs with appropriate approval flow and relevant budget supporting
  • Ensure budget control with no cross charging costs against different budget areas
  • Ensure change requests and contract variations are adequately documented
  • Manage weekly and monthly reporting on financial status of the project
  • Manage a small team


The interim Project Accountant will need to be/have:
  • A fully qualified accountant or qualified by experience
  • Previous experience in a building and construction or engineering environment
  • Previous experience of project accounting
  • Experience of financial analysis and reporting
  • Available and committed to a 12 month contract

Job Offer

C£50,000 plus benefits or equivalent day rate

12 month contract

Based near York with opportunity for some home working