Project Accountant

Project Accountant
Salary range: £39,378 - £44,317 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: (2 year fixed term)


About Us
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.


This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.


Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.


About the Role
We are looking for a Project Accountant to individually support the implementation of an exciting phase of Rail investment across the West Midlands.

The investment will leave a lasting legacy for the people of the West Midlands, harnessing the benefits HS2 to create a truly integrated, world class public transport network.


The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant who can demonstrate a strong track record of working autonomously within a project based environment, adding value to the project team dynamic and actively facilitating delivery.

You be able to take a strategic view whilst also controlling the overall position on costs and funding, ensuring accurate and timely reporting into governance structures and project sponsors.


You will have a strong commercial acumen which will enable you develop the case for investment and contribute towards the development of solutions to ensure WMCA realise the maximum commercial return from its investment, thus guaranteeing the value to the public purse.


In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.


We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.


Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.


To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.


A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.


Closing Date: 4 November 2019 at 4pm
Interview date: Week commencing 11 November 2019


We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment.

Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.




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