Project Accountant (Associate Level) in Manchester - ERM

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Manchester, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
9 days ago

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Job Description

ERM is seeking a motivated Project Accountant to join our UK Business Unit to support the finance function with general project accounting duties. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing and exciting global environmental leader. ERM operates a collaborative environment, and this person will have the opportunity to continuously broaden his/her exposure and develop a rewarding finance career through working with our consultants and the rest of the Finance Team.

We have a proven track record of professional development and would be prepared to offer study support to those undertaking CIMA or ACCA qualifications.


The key responsibilities of this role will be to provide general financial administrative support to Project Managers, Partners and the Project Accounts team.

Project Set-up

Generating invoices

Issuing of invoice numbers

Posting of invoices

Updating of fee rates

Re-posting of time

Closing projects

Reconciliations of project variances, WIP and invoicing

Analysis of project costs against budget

Set-up and manage project trackers in Excel

Ad-hoc queries


The project accountant must be able to develop good working relationships with stakeholders on all levels and must therefore be very professional, outgoing and approachable. The role may involve some travel within the UK to other local offices.


The ideal candidate for this Project Accountant role will be someone part-qualified on ACCA/CIMA or AAT. However you could also be a recent graduate or further-education leaver (with a Finance related course) with an interest in starting a career in Finance/accounting, or an individual with previous experience in a similar Finance or data role. You will demonstrate an eagerness to learn and develop in a varied role that will require you to adapt and manage in a changing environment. The successful candidate will have:

Excellent communication skills

Strong business acumen

Attention to detail

Pro-active self-starter, can work under own initiative

Good excel skills

Able to work well under pressure

Good organisational skills

Strong team player


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