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Assistant Project Accountant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for an Assistant Project Accountant to work on HS2 Main Works. As an Assistant Project Accountant, you will be responsible for supporting the Project Accountant with the focus on costs charged within the Area team.  The role reports directly to the Project Accountant.

Role Responsibility

Key Responsibilities


  • Project Accounting – Assist with integrity of costs, revenue ledgers and transaction processing
  • Assist with management of accounting systems and processes including reconciliation of records and system access
  • Maintenance of sound financial controls, in line with JV guidelines, ensuring that all applicable requirements can be met at all times


 Material/Plant Costs & Invoices

  • Input/GRNI all supplier invoices for Area Team is in place and carried out accurately.
  • Input weekly external hired plant and equipment liabilities
  • Maintain Purchase Order tracker to ensure enough money on Purchase is available to pay invoices
  • Responsible for query resolution for all invoices
  • Assist with Purchase Card cost management and reconciliations including the reporting of such costs
  • Assist with reporting of Fair Payment Charter for all invoices relating to Area Team


Month End Processes

  • Assist with coding reviews and requests for coding corrections.
  • Assist with the monthly accruals for staff charges and other staff related accruals.
  • Assist with requests for information, back up documents for the Commercial team.



  • Assist with supplier invoice processing and statement reconciliations where required
  • Assist with internal & external audit requests
  • Ad-hoc exercises as required.

The Ideal Candidate


  • 2-3 years experience in Finance
  • Minimum level - Intermediate Excel skills
  • Good knowledge of accounting principles and computer systems.


  • Self-starter, organised, with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Studying towards a recognised qualification
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload to meet business deadlines & needs.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills.



  • Experience in project based finance
  • Business qualification

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