Project & Systems Accountant

Systems & Projects - North West

Ref: 649Monday 22 May 2023

to £50K, flexible working, 25 days holiday

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Paying up to £50K, we are looking for an experienced Project and Systems Accountant. Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the not-for-profit sector? Do you have a keen eye for detail and a strong aptitude for financial systems and project management? Our Client is seeking a talented Project and Systems Accountant to support the Finance Team and wider organisation with finance and integrated projects to improve performance and efficiency.


As a Project and Systems Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial integrity and efficiency of the organisation's projects and systems. You will collaborate closely with various teams alongside being a proactive support to the Finance Team with their ongoing systems development and improvement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead, manage, and implement projects to deliver effective systems and processes within the Finance Team
  • Continuously improve financial systems, processes, and controls to enhance accuracy, efficiency, and compliance, developing solutions to improve/automate financial processes, troubleshooting and resolving a range of detailed systems issues
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with the Finance Team to understand and analyse how systems currently operate, to determine where improvements are required
  • Develop existing and new finance IT systems to meet or anticipate user needs, acting as product owner for all finance IT systems
  • Convert requirements into specifications for enhancement work, write test plans and lead on the testing and sign-off process; supervise go-live arrangements and lead on any retrospectives
  • Building positive relationships with suppliers, monitoring performance, and ensuring upgrades take place to ensure supplier IT support is maintained
  • Supporting the development of business case proposals and project plans
  • Documenting processes and procedures and providing specialist and organisation-wide training and support as required
  • Oversee financial aspects of assigned projects, ensuring adherence to budgetary guidelines, and timely reporting


  • Proven experience in project accounting, financial analysis, or management accounting, preferably in a regulated sector
  • Proficiency in using accounting software and financial systems, experience with Open Accounts is highly desirable
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and provide actionable insights
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a focus on accuracy and meeting deadlines

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