Interim Operational Accountant - 12 Months

02 July 20242024-07-02
Manchester, North West
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Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) is seeking a skilled Interim Operational Accountant to join their team in Middleton, Manchester. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic organization and make a significant impact over a 12-month period.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project Accounting: Ensure income and costs are recognized according to accounting standards. Capture accrued/deferred income and costs accurately, provide financial analysis on a project-by-project basis, and report significant variances with full explanations. Collaborate with the operational team to update forecasted costs and related accounting.

  • Management Accounts: Support accurate reporting in management accounts, including analysis and commentary on the financial results each period.

  • Business Partnering: Work with operational teams to ensure accurate business reporting and effective operational/cost control. Report project financials to operational teams.

  • Revenue Recognition: Ensure all revenue is recognized in line with relevant accounting standards and local group policies.

  • Materials and Direct Costs: Ensure all materials are accurately booked in and out of inventory on a timely basis. Allocate direct costs to specific projects and review overall to ensure effective cost control.

  • Balance Sheet: Prepare relevant balance sheet accounts, including reconciliations and supporting documentation. Ensure robust support is in place for each balance and that reconciling items are cleared timely.

  • External Audit: Support the external audit by ensuring robust reconciliations and support for areas such as revenue recognition, accrued/deferred income/costs, stock counts, and relevant accruals and prepayments.

  • Budgeting: Collaborate with Directors to prepare budgets and forecasts for all projects, ensuring the operational team fully understands financial expectations.

  • Stock Counts: Conduct periodic stock counts in line with Group Policy to ensure the balance sheet position reflects physical stock on hand. Analyze any stock write-offs to understand root cause issues.

  • Projects: Participate in or lead business projects, including strategic planning, acquisitions and integrations, and new system implementations.


  • Proven experience in project accounting and financial management.
  • Strong knowledge of accounting standards and principles.
  • Excellent analytical and financial analysis skills.
  • Strong business partnering skills with the ability to work with operational teams.
  • Proficient in revenue recognition, cost control, and budgeting.
  • Experience in preparing balance sheets and supporting external audits.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet strict deadlines.