Interim Project Accountant
Rutherford Cross
May 18, 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Edinburgh
Industry and Commerce
Temporary, Contract and Interim


Interim Project Accountant job with our Edinburgh based client for a 3-6 month period. This role will report directly to the Head of Business Partnering. The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Support with the preparations of business cases ensuring these are financially robust
  • Provide expertise on the treatment of income and costs in line with accounting standards
  • Ensure the preparation of business cases are consistent and meeting standards prior to submission
  • Design and gain approval for appropriate financials hurdles and targets and ensure appropriate appraisals are carried out
  • Provide and verify financial information used in business cases
  • Attended internal and external meetings with key stakeholders in preparation or challenge of business cases
  • Ensure that key matters such as cash flow forecasts, financial appraisal hurdles, tax & vat assumptions, interpretation of standards and policy are accurate
  • Work with external advisors to ensure robust and auditable ‘Gross Value Added’ figures are used in all submissions
  • Ensure appropriate standards are built and maintained for the financial model
  • Ensure proposed capital projects demonstrate appropriate returns and are structured with respect to tax, VAT, discrete borrowings, etc.
  • Agree ownership of ongoing information requirements and provide financial management of projects until close
  • Budget and reforecast any projects during set-up and transition phases
  • Establish a set of financial input metrics and own and maintain this data
  • Provide ad hoc support

To apply for this role you will be a Fully Qualified or ‘Qualified by Experience’ accountant with the ability to influence and communicate effectively with stakeholders. You will be flexible and have a collaborative and proactive approach. You will have the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and be able to prioritise and manage change. This role will start at the end of May or early June and operates a flexible hybrid working pattern. Salary up to £50,000 p.a.

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