Role details

Project Accountant

East Sussex   •   £150 - £170 per day (£38,997 - £44,197)   •  Temporary

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  • Project Accountant
  • Based in Brighton

About Our Client

Non-for-profit organisation based in Brighton.

Job Description

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibility for project budgeting function:

  • In conjunction with the Project Manager and/or Hub Manager to produce budgets and forecasts for both proposals and active projects in the format required by donors, taking the needs, aims and objectives of the programme into account.
  • To maintain and update budgets and forecasts on the accounting system ensuring that accurate and up-to-date information is recorded.

Responsibility for project accounting function:

  • To ensure that all invoices, subcontracts and expenses are accurately coded to meet the accounting requirements of both the Institute and donors.
  • To ensure project expenditure is in line with both funder and internal policies and procedures.
  • To maintain a complete audit trail of relevant documentation from instigation to completion of the programme.
  • To arrange fee payments for consultants, partners and collaborators, liaising with Finance Assistants and project personnel as necessary.
  • To process the appropriate time charging taking into account costs, budgets and overhead recovery rates against targets, ensuring the appropriate allocation of time and that cost recovery has been maximised.
  • Liaise and respond to all queries by project personnel on all financial aspects of their projects.

Responsibility for internal and external reporting on projects:

  • To produce regular financial reports for Project Managers, monitoring and interpreting variances against budget.
  • To analyse and interpret management reports for hub and project staff enabling them to make informed decisions.
  • To work with the Project Manager to ensure that all contractual deadlines are adhered to, co-ordinating the submission of donor reports and appropriate financial statements, including signing certification on statements when required.
  • To produce full and detailed financial statements and invoices, providing all supporting documentation required by donors.
  • To arrange for external project audits as required, ensuring the auditors receive the necessary support and information.

Other duties:

  • To provide cover for other team members as required.
  • To contribute towards the constant review and development of the accounting system and linked reporting packages, ensuring these are fully utilised in the production of financial information for all users.
  • To contribute towards the constant review, development and implementation of systems and procedures within the Hub.
  • To regularly attend Finance and Hub team meetings.
  • Any other duties as might be required, commensurate with the role and grading.

The Successful Applicant

Good standard of general education:

Accountancy qualification: AAT or part qualified (ACCA/CIMA), or exceptionally the equivalent level gained through experi­ence.

  1. Knowledge of funding agency contracting and reporting re­quirements (eg DFID, EU)
  2. Awareness of VAT rules affect­ing different organisations.

What's on Offer

150-170 per day

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