Qualified Project Accountant

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Qualified Project Accountant

  • Location: Market Harborough
  • Salary: Negotiable per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 24 days ago

The One Group is pleased to be partnering with Parker Strategic Land on a retained basis to recruit an experienced Part Time Project Accountant. Parker Strategic Land (PSL) is part of Parkers of Leicester Ltd, a fourth generation, family-owned and managed business with origins dating back to the last 18th century. PSL was formed in 2016, working in conjunction with private landowners, local authorities, charities, and others, PSL is the master developer creating opportunities for new residential development and a range of other land uses. Since inception, the company has obtained planning permission for over 1100 housing units, Primary schools, Care Homes, and a Retail Park. PSL has established an enviable successful track record of residential and other developments across the Midlands and the South of England. Currently PSL has over 30 active sites nationally, which consist of over 5,298 acres, with aspirations for 33,191 housing units.

Job Brief.

We are looking for a qualified accountant to monitor & report on the financial aspects of the projects the Company are involved in. This will include producing budgets/forecasts for new & existing projects, investigating cost variances, identifying cashflow requirements, and ensuring suppliers/customers are paid/pay in a timely manner. Working with the small project team based in the Market Harborough district the candidate must have a "get up and go" attitude.


The position will be responsible for monitoring the progress of projects, investigating cost variances, paying suppliers, and ensuring that sales are invoiced to customers and payments collected.

Main Duties.

  • Maintenance and creation of project accounts and Ledgers.

  • Management of project analysis and reconciliation spreadsheets.

  • Review and approve supplier invoices related to each project.

  • Review and approve overhead charges to be applied to a project.

  • Management of expenditure across all the projects.

  • Investigate project variances and prepare variance reports for management.

  • Calculate project costs and support the project costs recovery calculations when projects completed.

  • Review receivables to ensure customer accounts are settled.

  • Work with project team to update new and existing project requirements.

  • Report on project profitability to management.

  • Report to management cashflow requirements.

  • Report to management regarding the remaining funding available for projects.

  • Prepare annual budget relating to project spend and quarterly cashflow forecasting.

  • Manage the write-off of any project-related costs for projects that don't materialise.

  • Close out project accounts upon project completion.

  • Compile information for external auditors, as required.

  • Monthly VAT analysis required for VAT return.

  • Monthly bank reconciliation.

Qualification Requirement.

A qualified accountant, with at least 3 years of experience in an accounting role. Experience of project accounting or knowledge of the land/housing development industry would be an advantage, not essential.

Must have high level working knowledge of Excel, and accounting system Zero would be an advantage.


The role will require 30 hours/week, with some scope to choose hours to suit. Full time is available depending on the candidate.