Interim Project Accountant

Wales, Cardiff
£35000 - £40000 per annum + company car/car allowance
31 Jul 2017
28 Aug 2017
Gareth Walden
Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified

The client is recruiting an Interim Project Accountant to help with an increased workload that has arisen recently. Based mainly in the Cardiff area with some travel to UK subsidiaries.

Client Details

Our client is a large business services organisation with domestic and international subsidiaries that helps businesses to manage the condition of their sites.


Reporting to the Group Project Accountant but with extensive engagement with the Finance Director, Business MDs and the rest of the divisional management teams this role has become available to provide maternity cover for a member of the team. The recent disposal of certain non-core businesses has resulted in increased workload due to a post completion transitional service agreement prior to full integration into the Buyer's systems. The successful interim project accountant candidate will be helping to ensure that this process runs smoothly and is accounted for correctly. The successful candidate will also be responsible for preparing the management accounts of a London based subsidiary and supporting the local finance staff. This will mean that candidates must be willing to travel.

  • Ensuring we have proper financial controls operating at each site;
  • Making regular review visits to subsidiaries;
  • Carrying out audit reviews of subsidiary businesses to ensure that they are adhering to Group procedures
  • Making sure all our customers, dealt with outside of the Caerphilly Administration department are being invoiced properly and accurately;
  • Checking that robust credit control procedures are in place and minimising debt levels
  • Managing post acquisition/divestment of businesses
  • Carrying out due diligence and data analysis work
  • Preparation of management accounts for businesses managed outside of Caerphilly Head Office
  • Assisting with Group and subsidiary reporting obligations including financial statements, and tax returns


The successful Interim Project Accountant candidate will be able to match to the following qualities:

Has ability to work in a consultative role, advising on improvements and best practice

Demonstrates commercial awareness and understanding, without compromising financial disciplines

Provides incisive and user-friendly management information, meaningful financial analysis, input and advice to divisional colleagues and senior management to assist with understanding KPI reporting

Communicates positively

Provides accurate and timely reporting, establishing effective communications with other senior financial colleagues within the Group

Displays well developed presentation and communication skills, verbally as well as numerically, with good report writing skills

Is open and honest.

Holder of recognised accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA) unless exceptional reasons apply.

Has excellent MS office skills, particularly Excel and Word

Broad financial management background in a business-to-business (or similar) service organisation

Experience or knowledge of carrying out both external and internal audit work

Experience of preparing management accounts

Willingness to travel within the UK, Ireland and Spain

Prioritises successfully in order to identify and meet key issues and challenges.

Self starter who is able to manage own workload

Is able to work in a deadline driven structured and methodical manner

Displays the ability to challenge

Displays "Completer/finisher" mentality

Demonstrates excellent attention to detail whilst retaining the ability to see the wider business picture

Displays honesty, openness and integrity with staff and colleagues

Gives others credit where due and readily critiques own results and behaviour

Demonstrates receptiveness to new ideas from whatever source

Job Offer

£35,000 - £40,000 plus company car/car allowance.

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