Senior Project Accountant

Michael Page
Cheadle, Greater Manchester
£49500 - £60500 per annum + plus bonus and 25 days holiday
07 Feb 2024
06 Mar 2024
JN -012024-6304242
Chris Ashling
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

We are seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Senior Project Accountant to join our Finance team. This position requires a candidate with a strong background in accounting, financial management and project coordination.

Client Details

A large US listed business, based in South Manchester, employs over 5000 personnel globally. They are renowned for their innovative contributions to the life science industry and are passionate about the development and well-being of their staff.


  • Understanding of finance activities across the function including AP, AR, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, GL and FP&A reporting.
  • Support Financial analysis projects as required to provide valuable insights into P&L and Balance Sheet.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders across accounting, FP&A, Tax, Treasury, IT and operational teams within International and the US to deliver projects effectively.
  • Drive continuous improvements and standardisation in processes. Best practice sharing across the EMEA SSC and APAC finance team.
  • Identify CI opportunities and improvements, working with IT business partners to implement solutions.
  • Advanced excel skills with ability to develop tools and reporting within finance
  • Supporting the Management of finance projects including implementation of new systems.
  • Provide project management to a variety of projects across finance, including developing and leading test plans. Organising resources throughout the project to ensure on time delivery
  • Key team member on any post-acquisition or merger integration and accounting. Provide technical expertise and accounting guidance and process development to comply with reporting requirements as required during the integration of any acquired business. Work closely with local accounting teams and external consultants as required. Some travel may be required.
  • Key finance team member on any Oracle Implementation roll out to newly acquired entities.


A successful Senior Project Accountant should have:

  • Professional certification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
  • Strong experience in project accounting and financial management.
  • Strong MS Excel User
  • Knowledge of Oracle, Essbase and Power BI
  • Experience of improving processes
  • Excellent analytical and numerical abilities.
  • Strong communication and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team and meet deadlines.

Job Offer

  • A competitive salary of £50,000 - £60,000 per annum.
  • Bonus of 7.5%.
  • 25 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Enhanced pension contribution.
  • Hybrid working - 3 days on site.
  • Private medical insurance.

If you are a self-motivated professional with a passion for improving processes, we would love to hear from you.

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