Project Accountant – Capital Projects

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Remote working

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 30/05/2022

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £575 - £650 per day


You will provide full financial support to the capital projects and redevelopment of the town hall, including development of business case, options appraisal, reporting to the board.

Main Duties

  • Review capital receipts/disposals position (and revised disposal timescales) following phase 1 for sites currently in disposal to establish capital resources potentially available.
  • Review/update other capital resources (e.g. backlog maintenance provisions) to establish other capital resources potentially available.
  • Review/update other resources held after phase 1(ICT relocation, move costs, other accommodation reserve) to identify other available resources.
  • Update on savings position.

Business Case deliverables

  • Financial analysis and input to full option appraisals, modelling and advice on options.
  • Appraise financial impacts of options/preferred strategy.
  • Financing strategy/borrowing.
  • Capital receipt/disposal assumptions for new business case.
  • Identify current running costs for existing sites, comparisons with benchmark/projected future running costs (or disposal savings) to establish overall revenue running costs savings.
  • Support commercial options review for the Town Hall – financial advice on options and preferred option.
  • Financial support to identify delivery costs – internal staffing, external advice, enabling works, moves, interim accommodation.
  • Manage business case model, monitor changes and impacts.
  • Review and monitor on-going implementation and viability providing financial guidance and advice including formal financial comments in reports.
  • Assess financial impact of all linked strategies – libraries, ICT, possible CCG occupation, other commercial lettings etc. Future building management and FM strategy.
  • Capture, challenge and monitor all costs, income and tax implications providing monitoring reports for programme board and work streams/groups.
  • Support to and liaison with board, work streams, project officers, Council departments and consultants/advisers. Financial guidance and advice to key officers.
  • Active membership of all programme work streams to give financial advice and ensure delivery within agreed budgets together with achievement of planned savings.

You will be fully a fully Qualified Accountant, with significant experience of providing financial support in a similar environment  ideally from the private sector or worked on large scale redevelopments within a Local Authority or similar

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33 King Street, St. James’s,
London, SW1Y 6RJ

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