Project Accountant

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

  • Project Accountant

  • Birmingham
  • Becoming a Project Accountant with Capita Transport for London
    The role will involve business partnering with key stakeholders within the Programme and on the senior management team including the Finance Director and Divisional Managing Director and with other parts of Finance and the Programme.

    Job title:

    Project Accountant

    Job Description:

    What you’ll be doing:

    Programme financial accounting and reporting for actuals and forecasts, including income statement, balance sheet reconciliations and cash flow.Preparation and review of monthly management accounts and variance analysis.Transactional analysis e.g. timesheets, overtime, expenses, T&M reporting.Review and approval of purchase requisitions, raising customer invoices, credit control and query resolution.Production of ad-hoc analytical support on a full range of financial issues.Production of workstream reports for review with workstream leads & challenging the workstreams as their finance business partner.Attend Programme meetings as the finance representative, providing challenge where required.Providing directors and senior management with accurate and timely information and analysis.Development of robust financial models, analysis, systems and reporting and supporting finance project initiatives and fostering continuous improvement culture.Production of ad-hoc analytical support on a full range of financial issues

    What we’re looking for:

    Strong accounting background (CIMA, ACA or ACCA finalist or newly qualified), ideally including experience working in project / contract accounting.Flexible approach to work, adapts easily to change and ability to learn quickly.Excellent IT skills including strong proficiency in MS Excel (Pivot tables, V-lookups, SUM IFS etc).Previous experience of working in a complex business environment.Business partnering experience.Great attention to detail and accuracy.Ability to work both under own initiative and also within a team based environment.

    About [Business Unit]

    Capita have worked with Transport for London (TfL) since 2014, we manage London’s Congestion Charging Zone, Low Emission Zone and Traffic Enforcement Notice Processing activities for our client. We also oversee the new Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) and are responsible for the design, implementation and operation of the systems, as well as all front and back office processes on TfL’s behalf. Together, we’re helping reduce traffic congestion and improve the service TfL provides its customers by allowing them to reinvest all proceeds back into their services. By joining us, you’ll be helping our mission to support TfL in their journey to realise the Mayor of London’s ambitious plans to protect Londoners from the damaging health impacts of air pollution

    Capita Plc are a leading UK provider of technology enabled business services. We’re supporting and improving the lives of millions of people every day and we can only do this with the right people in place, working towards a shared goal. We encourage an open, honest working environment where everyone can be true to themselves and people are valued for their differences. We’re always challenging each other to learn and improve, because we know when we work together, we can deliver better outcomes. We work across such a huge range of businesses and sectors, that you’ll have the opportunity to grow and develop your career in any number of directions.

    What’s in it for you?

    £35 - 40K23 days holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leaveCompany matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks’ fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave…and plenty moreVoluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle – from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technologyAt our Fort Dunlop office, you’ll also benefit from (discounted membership at the onsite gym / free parking / subsidised canteen)

    You’ll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You’ll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we’ll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

    What we hope you’ll do next:

    Choose ‘Apply now’ to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you’d like to ask before applying, you can contact Alison Cunningham.

    We’re an equal opportunity employer, which means we’ll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we’re committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.



    Time Type:

    Full time

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