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Cost Accountant

Cost Accountant

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  • Sector:

    Recently Qualified Finance

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  • Salary:

    £57000 - £62000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lucy Drummond

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months FTC

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  • Consultant:

    Lucy Drummond

Cost Accountant - 9 Month FTC

Our client is a worldwide renown Higher Education Institution based in the central London.

They are looking to recruit a high calibre Cost Accountant for a 9-month Fixed Term Contract. This role will be WFH initially and supporting the Finance Director and Project Director with the Capital Project.

As a Cost Accountant will be working on the Capital Project with the Project Manager; Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Accurate monthly cash flow forecasting
  • Forecast and monitor the overheads associated with the Project Team & working closely with Finance on the capitalisation of agreed staff costs
  • Plan for and set out internal project costs (furniture and equipment)
  • Challenge spending decisions within the Programme to ensure that the institution obtains good value for money from each transaction and that the programme/project budget is managed carefully
  • Raise job numbers and purchase orders, progress invoice approvals and administer project financial activities using the finance system
  • Process all costs commitments by raising Purchase Orders, ensuring correct coding, authorisation, and transaction management is undertaken in a timely manner;
  • Working to monthly deadlines, provide the necessary information to enable production of monthly reports for the Project Board, Executive Director & Senior Management team

The successful candidate will be a finalist or new qualified accountant with strong financial accounting background with experience of reporting costs on capital projects. You will have knowledge and experience of experience of cash flow reporting and have excellent communication skills.