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Management Accountant

Job details

  • Reference
  • AA40654
  • Location
  • Fareham, Hampshire
  • Salary
  • £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension and Healthcare
  • Job Type
  • Permanent
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CMA Recruitment Group is working in partnership with a highly reputable corporate business, to recruit a newly qualified Project Accountant in a business facing role. Reporting to the Head of Finance, the Project Accountant will provide detailed and accurate forecast data/cost control for multiple projects, partnering heavily with the wider business.


  • Acting as deputy to the Head of Operational Finance
  • Reporting on all additional work over £500k through the bid process and whilst in operation
  • Liaison with the Head of Operational Finance to ensure that all variances to budget are understood
  • Helping the finance team and wider business in other areas as required
  • Work with Programme Leads to provide a forecast for the demand side of labour
  • Work with supply chain to provide a forecast for sub-contracted work
  • Understanding of the variances between forecast and actuals and which variances are a permanent change to the long-term costs of projects
  • Ensure that bid data for all projects over £500k is produced in a timely, accurate manner
  • Provide some challenge during the bid process to ensure the optimisation of profit
  • Working with Project management to ensure that costs on projects over £500k are accurately captured, and that the balance sheet for WIP and Deferred/Accrued revenue accurately reflect the current trading position
  • Provision of variance analysis on bid vs actual spend.

The successful applicant will be finalist or recently qualified (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) with a proven project/contract or broad management accounting background. Due to the variety of stakeholders this post will interact with, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport across the business are essential attributes. Furthermore, applicants must be IT savvy, with upper-intermediate Excel skills and working knowledge of large accounting systems.

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