Ecorys UK is a leading provider of research and evaluation, consultancy, programme management and communications services to the public, private and third sectors. We work closely with governments and policymakers, the European Commission, NGOs and charities across the UK, Europe and internationally. Our mission is to do work that makes a difference. Working for Ecorys is an opportunity to work with dedicated people on meaningful policies that have an impact on people’s lives around the world. We are a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that gives 1% of our profits to charity each year. Our working culture promotes personal and career development, and you will be part of the global Ecorys group with offices worldwide. We operate a flexible working policy.
About the Role
A new opportunity has arisen for a Project Accountant to join our Finance Team in Birmingham to provide valuable support to the Programme Management and Communications and Digital Business.
The role will involve working with key stakeholders and supporting business unit project managers with contract finances, from initial tender to new account set-up, ongoing management on the relevant reporting systems and finally reporting and closure.
The Project Accountant will work alongside project teams to provide contract analysis and provide contract performance reports and respond to requests for support to support the project lifecycle. Tracking project expenditure and its supporting evidence and helping to ensure appropriate functioning of the related finance processes is a critical part of the role.
The role will maintain accurate and timely reporting of monthly management accounts by ensuring appropriate accounting and analysis. This role also involves other finance-related work of the business unit and ensures accurate reporting of data.
This is a great opportunity for a part qualified accountant currently studying for their ACCA or CIMA qualification. We will provide appropriate study support for an ambitious and driven candidate.
You should have experience monitoring the progress of contracts and budgets to support full project lifecycles. You must be able to identify customer requirements and identify obstacles that are impacting on service and proactively raise any issues with customers and stakeholders.
You must demonstrate you are able to carefully review work activity in line with applicable rules, guidelines, and procedures. The ability to be proactive in investigating variances and unusual costs and having a willingness to challenge where appropriate to ensure resolution.
You will be confident in making recommendations for change where needed to refine process improvement for the wider team and business.
You must be able to work as part of a team but also be proactive at working independently with minimal supervision and provide updates to the team whilst being proactive.
Excellent organisational and communication skills to manage workload and meet deadlines are critical for building relationships with stakeholders and colleagues.
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills will be required to ensure the accuracy of reporting and analysis.
Please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your motivation.
Please review the attached full job description.
To apply, please visit the following URL:https://www.cv-library.co.uk/job/213494121/Project-Accountant/apply?hlkw=Accounting&s=101051&0→
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