Project Accountant

Recruiter
Yolk Recruitment
Location
Cardiff, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
14 Jan 2019
Closes
12 Jan 2019
Ref
1040148605
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
I am now recruiting for a full time, permanent Project Accountant for a unique, growing and supportive law firm in the Cardiff city centre. This firm promotes a great work life balance and really invest in their staff. Reporting to the Cardiff-based Finance Manager the Project Accountant role is based in our Cardiff office. The Project Accountant will be involved in various long term financial reporting projects and has responsibility for completion of various weekly, monthly and quarterly tasks. The ideal candidate should be part qualified or undertaking study either through ACCA/CIMA or equivalent; Have strong IT skills and excellent working knowledge of MS Excel data extraction and analysis techniques, leading Practice Management/Accounting package and Microsoft applications (particularly development of financial models in Excel including Lookup, Pivot and Chart functions). Experience of using Microsoft Reporting Services or similar applications would be helpful. The Role Working collaboratively with other team members in Cardiff and London, responsibilities will include:
• Managing the client reporting process in respect of high value international fixed fee billing arrangements, including the relevant accounting entries.
• Involvement in change projects and setting up new reporting processes where required.
• Preparing inputs for fee earner KPI reporting and review of Firmwide reports, implementing improvements to the overall process and controls where possible.
• Maintaining fee earner records in Elite 3E, including liaising with the relevant Practice Group Head to determine charge-out rates for new starters. Co-ordinate the annual review of charge-out rates.
• Calculation of unit cost rates and subsequent analysis of profitability reporting.
• Identifying and driving forward the implementation of process improvements in terms of efficiencies and the control environment.
• The Project Accountant will also be involved in other ad-hoc projects as and when they arise. Skills/Experience The Project Accountant will be a professional, self-motivated and positive individual who is able to demonstrate:
• An ability to actively engage in the business, through strong verbal communication skills and a pro-active approach to identifying and putting in place process improvements to ensure the needs of the partnership are met;
• Excellent organisational skills with a proven track record in forward planning and managing their own time to ensure deadlines for a wide variety of activities are met in a timely and effective manner;
• Track record of achievement and development in similar role; a good understanding of practice management / accounting systems, MS Excel and ideally database query and interrogation techniques; and
• Excellent attention to detail, a focus on accuracy and a track record of delivering high quality outputs, balanced with pragmatic approach to meeting deadlines; andan enthusiastic and flexible approach with a 'can do' attitude. Benefits
• Salary £26 - £30k (Negotiable and will look at candidates at all levels)
• Private Healthcare
• Season ticket loan for parking
• Nursery fees paid through salary, so tax free.
• Dress for your day How to Apply If you believe that you have the skills and experience for the role - then please get in touch.We also offer a referral scheme for any candidates whose details are passed to us that we successfully place.If you have any further questions then please contact Becca Selby at Yolk Recruitment on 02921 673 748. Please note, whilst we do our best to contact all candidates, due to the high number of applications we receive we cannot guarantee this for every role. If you have not heard anything from us within 7 days of applying - then, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful. Please keep an eye on our website for more opportunities. Yolk Recruitment Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. Yolk Recruitment Limited is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Suitable candidates with equivalent qualifications and more or less experience can apply. By applying for this job you accept the T&C's, Privacy Policy and Disclaimers which can be found at YolkRecruitment.com This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/84576208

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