Head of Project Accounting

Loughton, Essex
Competitive Salary + package
20 Nov 2017
20 Dec 2017
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Head of Project Accounting

Loughton, Essex

Competitive Salary + package

The Position

The Head of Project Accounting will be reporting to the Group FC and manage a team of four project accountants. They will be responsible for providing insight, interpreting and explaining the drivers for business performance and forecasting potential outcomes.


  • Build strong relationships with Investment Team, Construction Management and JV Partners
  • Encourage business partnering between the project accounting team and the rest of the business
  • Ensure accurate reporting across c100 projects for both cost and revenue lines from the project accounting team
  • Coordinate the timely request of funding from JV partners as required, ensuring sufficient equity funding is in place to meet project demands
  • Review analysis of all costs against budget and ensure the team are challenging the business where not in line with forecast
  • Ensure all costs are accurately allocated to the correct project and adjust as required
  • Review production of quarterly reporting in line with Facility agreements and bank compliance covenants
  • Ensure profit share agreements are in place and all distributions are made in line with the agreements at the end of the project
  • Liaise with the Investment team to understand new projects, providing support to source and drawdown lending facilities
  • Provide support, review and challenge on investments in projects, acquisitions or developments from development of business cases, through the Property lifecycle to reviewing financial performance and outcomes

The Person

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA/ACMA Accountant
  • Have specific relevant sector experience from Property ideally
  • Experience with dealing with JV partners/lending facilities
  • Proven experience of managing and motivating a team
  • Knowledge of finance agreements and covenant compliance essential
  • Someone who can operate with clarity and assurance with a positive and engaging manner
  • Display attributes of someone who is pro-active, can show their own initiative and has the curiosity and desire to improve the function, implement your vision and make positive change
  • Prepared to interact with the rest of the business on all levels to ensure accurate and timely reporting


  • 24 days holiday
  • Private healthcare scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Competitive salary

Closing date for applications; 14th December 2017

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