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Project Accountant - Glasgow
The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.
With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is working with industry and academia to identify, develop, prove and de-risk promising new technologies and bring them to market. It is helping to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, supporting the growth of the industry and creating UK benefit.
What is the role?
We are currently looking for a Project Accountant who will be accountable for monitoring the financial progress of projects, investigating variances and feeding outputs back to the directorate stakeholders and the finance team
What are my key responsibilities?
Review and challengeand track project financial plans
Attend directorate meetings where applicable in order to report on monthly project financial performance and to gain insight into project activity, challenge where appropriate and report back to the senior finance team
Assist the finance team with annual budgeting and the quarterly forecasting process through regular revision of project revenue and cost forecasts
Prepare staff utilisation reports and interpret the outputs which in turn enable the directorates and finance to make informed decisions on headcount
Maintain sage project accounting and set up new project codes.
Transfer project expenses from ODSL to OREC where applicable
Close out project accounts upon completion
Liaise with finance assistants to ensure revenue invoices are raised efficiently
Maintain appropriate records to aid the collation of annual R & D tax credit submission
What do I need to qualify for this role?
Qualified accountant (strong QBE candidate would be experienced)
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Sage 200 experience highly desirable
Strong organisation skills and ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
Team player with confidence to work with colleagues across the organisation at various seniority levels
We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.
In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.
Closing Date: 22nd October 2017