Project Accountant

  • Location

    City of London, London

  • Sector:

    IT and Digital, Professional Services, Administration, Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £14 - £16 per hour

  • Contact:

    Joyin Adetola

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  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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My client a well-known professional services and investment firm which specialises in real estate, are currently recruiting for Project Accountant to assist them in this busy period.

As a Project Accountant you will be responsible for:

  • Taking on the responsibility for financial management of historic balances as well as all property transitions across the portfolio.
  • Ensuring that statutory and regulatory requirements, including those of HM Revenue & Customs and the Royal Institution of
  • Chartered Surveyors are satisfied for the Company and its clients.
  • Trial Balance Reporting, VAT Reporting and any other additional reports or requirements to clients, surveyors and solicitors where appropriate.

Role responsibilities;

  • Be the main point of contact for the accounts team on all project work.
  • Full knowledge and accountability of your portfolios including client accounting reports and monitoring completeness of the tasks performed by accounts administrator.
  • Liaise with Surveyors on the portfolio, acting on and providing information in a timely manner.
  • Work with the team to ensure clear backlogs of work.
  • Understand the management in and out process of clients and properties.
  • Liaise with service charge analysts to ensure all service charges in the portfolio are closed within the contractually agreed deadlines.
  • Ensure both Company and legislative procedures and controls including ISAE3402 are adhered to.

Required skills;

  • Preferable, recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA, ACA or CIMA) or substantial accounting and/or management operations experience.
  • Strong Excel skills, to pivot table, VLookup level.
  • Accounting experience from a property background (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook required and knowledge of Client System (Yardi) would be advantageous.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be flexible and able to work under pressure, multi task and effectively prioritise.
  • Organised, with attention to detail and able to work to tight deadlines.

Ideal candidate;

  • You will be a good communicator with the ability to present and explain financial information to all levels of management with a high standard of written presentation skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good analytic skills
  • Ability to meet demanding deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to adapt style of communication depending on the audience and the nature of the information being communicated