Project Accountant, Epsom, 6 month fixed term contract, £27K (pro-rata) plus benefits
Interim opportunity for a Project Accountant to join a growing business who are going through an exciting period of change. Working within the Shared Services team, you will support Project Managers to manage the financial aspects of their projects, and to enable timely collection of cash from clients through prompt issuing of accurate invoices.
Supporting effective management of client invoicing, including:
Liaising with Project Managers to ensure that all invoicing is completed in a timely basis.
Preparing sales invoices, applications for payment and credit notes and any necessary supporting documentation.
Preparing and distributing information regarding un-billed balances.
Obtaining approval for sales invoices and credit notes.
Posting invoices and credit notes onto the finance system.
Working closely with Project Managers, and the Cash Collections Team to ensure timely resolution of any billing queries, and collection of cash.
Supporting Project Managers to understand the financial performance of their projects and the correct set-up of new projects in the finance system.
Ensuring correct allocation of costs to projects, coding invoices, setting up access for staff to be able them to book their time to a project, and correcting coding or time booking errors.
Preparing and distributing job-related information and reports such as time and expense reports.
Support the Team Leaders and Head of Project Accounting with design and implementation of process improvements.
It is essential for candidates for this role to demonstrate:
Experience of working in a busy finance function, preferably working as part of a team involved with preparing client invoices.
Good analytical, numerical and technical skills, together with Intermediate Excel skills (including sorting and filtering data, pivot tables and lookups).
Experience of using accounting systems to extract financial information for review and collation.
Good attention to detail.
The ability to work collaboratively, building strong relationships with colleagues in their own and other teams and with business and project managers to ensure joined-up delivery
Ability to explain financial issues to non-finance staff in a clear and concise manner.
Experience and Skills
Studied for an Accounting / Finance degree, or currently studying for an Accounting Qualification.
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