Project Accountant


Ivy Rock is delighted to be supporting an international environmental charity with the recruitment of a Project Accountant  to join the team and support the implementation of a major project.

You will be responsible for supporting the project and grant assessment and approval process, day-to-day financial management of the project budgets and financial reporting to internal and external project stakeholders.

The role will last for 6 months, with 50% required in the office. You will report directly into the Head of the Finance.

The post-holder will likely have experience working within the charity/not-for-profit sector and have an understanding of grant management within a charity context.

Key Responsibilities

Project assessment and controls: project grants: 35%

  • Conduct due diligence and budget review on grant proposals and grantee organisations
  • Support the charity programme team in analysing financial reports submitted by grantees and ensure ongoing grantee compliance

Management of financial process & reporting: 40%

  • Provide day-to-day financial control for all payments and banking
  • Review management accounting reports for the project and provide analysis and commentary for senior staff
  • Produce project budgets and reforecasts and finance reports for donors

Finance project support: 25%

  • Support the Finance Manager in key finance projects
  • Support the onboarding and induction of project staff into the charities financial processes and systems

Key Criteria

  • Financial management expertise – including budget setting, financial reporting and designing good controls
  • Part Qualified ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent
  • Experience working within a charity finance function
  • Ability to finance business partner and work collaboratively with senior internal, and external stakeholders
  • Strong personal motivation to work within the not-for-profit sector

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