Project Accountant

  • Job Reference: SCAGJ0906/CC
  • Date Posted: 30 April 2021
  • Recruiter: Web Recruit
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £30,000 to £35,000
  • Sector: Administration Assistant
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Project Accountant
The Organisation
Development Initiatives applies the power of data and evidence to build sustainable solutions that create an equitable and resilient world.
Our mission is to work closely with partners to ensure data-driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy and practice to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.
While data alone cannot bring about a better world, it is vital to achieving it. Data has the power to unlock insight, shine a light on progress and empower people to increase accountability.
We’re currently looking for a Project Accountant to join us on a permanent, full time basis, working 35 hours per week.
The Benefits
- Salary of £30,000 – £35,000 per annum (depending on experience)
- Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
- Healthcare scheme with employee assistance programme
- 25 days’ annual leave per annum
- Up to five days’ paid leave to volunteer for causes that address poverty and help vulnerable people
- Flexitime and homeworking options
- Smart/casual dress code
This exciting new role has been created to add much-needed capacity to the Finance Team on project accounting. It is not a typical ‘accountant’ position and will offer the successful candidate the chance to open doors and make a real impression within the team.
We work in a fast-paced environment where we need to be able to respond to new situations quickly and creatively. As such, we need amazing people on our team to help us achieve our goal of ending poverty and ensuring support is provided to those across the world who are most vulnerable.
At DI, we are truly passionate about our vision and provide a culture of transparency and innovation where teams are encouraged to think outside the box and empowered to perform at their best.
So, if you’re a part ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualified accounting professional with project-based experience, this is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation who are helping to combat poverty across the globe.
The Role
As a Project Accountant, you will provide financial support and guidance to large grant-funded programmes, as well as supporting the financial management of some consultancy projects.
Reporting to the Head of Finance and working alongside staff from both finance and non-finance operations, you will:
- Support Project Managers with budget reforecasts, cost recovery and income recognition calculations
- Prepare financial client/donor reports
- Review and interpret financial information and prepare monthly reports
- Undertake the financial assessment of potential, and reassessments of existing partners
- Ensure that client/donor compliance requirements are met in financial records and reporting
- Act as a key point of contact for auditors and assist in providing all information required
- Ensure full compliance with financial policies and processes
About You
To join us as a Project Accountant, you will need:
- To be a part-qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
- At least two years’ experience in a similar project role
- Previous experience of income recognition and full cost recovery
- The proven ability to develop budgets and forecasting expenditure
- Advanced MS Excel skills
- A degree in finance, accounting, economic studies (or similar) or equivalent relevant
Experience of donor-funded programmes (ideally multi-donor) would be advantageous, as would an understanding of preparing donor finance reports.
Other organisations may call this role Accountant, Part-Qualified Accountant, Management Accountant, Charity Accountant, or Programme Accountant.
Webrecruit and Development Initiatives are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.
If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you - please apply via the button shown.
Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.
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