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Project Accountant

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    Rail & Civil Infrastructure

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    Competitive Rate

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    Jamie Osborne

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  • Published:

    9 days ago

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Role: Accountant

Contract/Staff: Contract (Inside IR35)

Location: Plymouth

Our Client has a requirement for a Project Accountant, who will be required to work on a contract basis in Plymouth, Hybrid/Flexible working is an option for the role.

Role Purpose:

As an Overhead Accountant, you'll provide financial information and analysis relating to the Major Infrastructure Projects Business Unit in order to maintain financial control. 

Job Role Responsibilities:

  •  Production of, scrutiny of and explanation of monthly overhead accounts for Major Infrastructure Projects, ensuring consistent application of best practice financial controls.  To include analysis of under/over spend and information regarding key cost drivers.
  •  Production and interpretation of key financial models, including A4's and contractor schedules.
  •  Conduct investigations into labour and overhead costs, interrogate and report as necessary to management.
  •  Ensure liaison with Managers to produce forecasts and budgets to established timetables.  Engage in monthly reviews with managers and ensure finance are providing the correct level of management information to aid in operational decision making.
  •  Perform any ad hoc duties as directed by the Senior Accountant.

Experience / Skills / Knowledge / Qualifications:

Excellent communication skills are essential as is experience of working with non-finance managers and challenging complex financial data.

  •  Excellent working knowledge of Excel
  •  High quality standards and attention to detail
  •  Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  •  Good organisational skills.
  •  Sound technical knowledge.
  •  Proactive approach to work with flexible attitude towards duties
  •  Experience of IFS and / or Business Analytics an advantage


  • AAT Qualified / Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA or equivalent.

Company information

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for an Accountant looking for new employment.


Skills; Accounting; Accountant; AAT; CIMA; Excel