Project Accountant

Posted 21/06/2024 by Morson Talent

£65,000 - £75,000/annum bonus & benefits

Project Accountant | Perm |up to £75k salary (negotiable) + Excellent Benefits | Glasgow, Hybrid

Morson are partnering with a leading company in the Defence and Aerospace sector, with this role being based in Glasgow.

We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Project Accountant to join our team situated in our Glasgow office, on a permanent basis. This role offers hybrid working (3 days office,2 remote each week).

The ideal candidate will have a proven Finance background with relevant experience and qualifications. This role will require a highly motivated individual with exceptional analytical skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Finance and work closely with other members of the management team.

The ideal candidate will have good industry experience, ideally in large contract businesses, Government organisations, Engineering, Defense or Construction, and a strong background in management accounts, with a particular emphasis on project accounting and business partnering. They should be able to communicate effectively with non-finance individuals, manage and develop stakeholder relationships. Proficiency in ERP systems such as Oracle would be advantageous.

What the role has to offer     

  • Great opportunity to gain experience and further your career in Finance
  • Opportunity to engage with multiple stakeholders across the project, business line and joint venture
  • Work in a team delivering a £650m+ programme
  • Opportunity to work in a fast paced, exciting and dynamic environment
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Ensure that forecast orders, sales and invoicing are updated on a regular basis including identifying R&O’s monthly.
  • Assist in the completion of the Program Dashboards and CSR
  • Monitor project expenditure and delivery with a tight focus on cash milestones.
  • Support Program Managers to understand actual costs incurred.
  • Support Programme Managers to ensure costs to completion estimates and estimates at completion (EAC) for programmes are correctly reflected
  • Proactive in identifying cost savings
  • Monitor and report on risks associated with Program.
  • Play an active part in the reconciliation of project costs within oracle and manage monthly reconciliations.
  • Support the Head of Finance in preparation of annual budgets (MYB) and forecasts
  • Preparation of consolidated project financials and point of contact for consolidated project reporting
  • Participate and challenge in bid process and support commercial on claims


  • A good understanding of commercial and financial aspects of the business
  • Be comfortable working with ambiguity and proposing solutions to complex issues
  • Be able to present and explain the implication of complex business issues
  • Be able to interact with non-finance managers and individuals at all levels in the business
  • Be flexible to work in a changing environment
  • Hold a professional accounting qualification
  • Ideally educated to degree level (preferably in a finance, or related discipline) and/or have proven experience of Project Accounting within an engineering/manufacturing background
  • Highly proficient in Excel. ERP Systems experience - Oracle is preferred.



  • Degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Membership in a professional body as appropriate (ACA/ACCA/CIMA).

Security Clearance statement  

In line with Baseline Security requirements, candidates will be asked to provide evidence of identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history for up to three years. Some vacancies may require full Security Clearance which can require further evidence to be provided. For further details of the evidence required to apply for Baseline and Security Clearance please refer to the Defence Business Services National Security Vetting (DBS NSV) Agency.

What We Can Offer

We’re committed to giving you opportunities to be your best. We believe in embracing the passion and potential of our people, and to achieve this we offer market leading training, development and experiences, along with the opportunity to be mentored and coached by some of the smartest minds in the industry. We hire from within as our first priority, so you’ll have a myriad of opportunities within our diverse, global organisation.


Your health and well-being matters to us and that’s why we offer you the flexibility to do what’s important to you; whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or the ability to flex your start and finish times. Where possible, we support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your ambitions.

We are an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of the organisation.

Job Title: Business Controller (Projects)

Location: Glasgow, hybrid

You’ll also get a package that includes: 

  • Competitive salary c£75k per annum
  • Bonus 8-10%
  • Healthcare cash plan Personal + significant other
  • Company matching Pension(+1) up to maximum total of 13% (E.G. EE6% + ER7% = 13%)
  • 26 days holiday & Bank Holidays 
  • Flexible working patterns - 37 hour working week and subject to completing hours - lunchtime finish on a Friday 

To be considered for this fantastic opportunity, you must APPLY NOW, making sure to attach your up-to-date CV.

*Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an initial telephone interview. If selected from the shortlist, a 2 stage formal interview process will begin.

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