Birmingham, West-Midlands
£35,635 - 40,248 per year + £5000 accountancy allowance
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Government Property Agency (GPA) was launched as an Executive Agency of the Cabinet Office in 2018. The GPA represents a step change in the way that Government property estate and assets are managed efficiently, by providing innovative and flexible solutions across the Government estate. Our core service is to support departments in business change and workforce transformation. The GPA is the place to be for UK's leading professionals in estates, commercial, project management and beyond.

The Government Property Agency is expected to grow exponentially over the first few years of its existence; this equates to transferring hundreds of assets (worth billions of pounds) onto its balance sheet from Government Departments, as well as gaining responsibility for the running of a large part of the central government office estate.

The Project Accountant is responsible for the recording and reporting of Capital Project costs in line with the Government Finance Functional Standard. The objectives are to ensure accurate project accounting, the creation and planning of projects and accounting of projects including capturing of data relating to time, costs, billing and forecasting

This post is part of the Finance Business Partnering team and will play a key role in supporting the delivery of the Regional Capital Projects Programme. Detailed forecasts are required for each project, with complex financial implications to reflect, and the post holder will ensure that these are accurate and regularly updated.

The post holder will contribute to GPA developing a culture of strong financial management.

The responsibilities of the Project Accountant will include

  • Operate project accounting processes including capturing of data relating to time, costs, billing and forecasting
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with project delivery teams and the wider GPA Finance function
  • Develop financial plans for GPA's projects and programmes and monitor performance against these plans
  • Maintain monthly financial forecasts and accruals, and support quarterly reviews of projects.
  • Support the delivery of accurate project financial data in a timely manner to enable effective decision making
  • Provide advice on financial treatment of project costs to project teams
  • Promote continuous improvement by developing and improving project accounting processes and procedures
  • Ensure correct financial governance and stewardship of projects and programmes
  • Play an active role as a member of the wider finance team, contributing expertise in the development of strategies, proposals and work implementations


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Posted on: 19 June 2020
Closed date: 12 July 2020
Job ref: RB11277
Tags: Finance