Project Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 10/06/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £475 - £575 per day


You will provide full financial support to the capital projects and redevelopment programmes 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.
  • 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 with a local authority or similar.

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

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