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.
Issuing of invoice numbers
Posting of invoices
Updating of fee rates
Re-posting of time
Reconciliations of project variances, WIP and invoicing
Analysis of project costs against budget
Set-up and manage project trackers in Excel
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