Project Accountant (CAPEX) - 12 months

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Hutcheon Mearns is delighted to be engaged on the role of Project Accountant (CAPEX) for a renowned Scottish organisation based in Edinburgh. The organisation is embarking on an ambitious, 5-year investment strategy to upgrade several of its facilities and requires a highly skilled finance professional to control the finances of the project. The role is offering a competitive day rate and an initial 12 month contract term (with the possibility for extension or permanency). 

The Opportunity

The Project Accountant (CAPEX) role, will report into the Head of Finance and will be responsible for managing a CAPEX budget of c. £200 million for 2024/25. As Project Accountant (CAPEX), you will be responsible for producing monthly capital monitoring packs outlining performance and highlighting significant budgetary variances. Moreover, you will be expected to manage the fixed assets and leases for the business - including all technical advice and reporting - as well as producing and reviewing business cases for CAPEX and lease costs. 

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Background and Experience 

Our client is keen to speak to individuals with the following profile: 

  • Qualified accountant with a recognised professional accountancy body 
  • Experience of capital budget management and fixed asset accounting 
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS16 is sought after but not essential 
  • Strong technical accounting background 
  • Strong data skills (MS Excel) with an eye for process improvement 
  • Ability to influence and build relationships with project managers and other non-finance stakeholders

Flexibility and Benefits

The role of Project Accountant (CAPEX) will offer the following package: 

  • Competitive day rate 
  • Hybrid working 

The role is based in Edinburgh and the office is easily accessible via car (parking available) and public transport. 

Next Steps

If you are interested in taking the next step in your career or feel a change of environment or sector is your next path, this could be the ideal job opportunity for you! To apply, please send a full CV. For a confidential discussion or more information, please reach out to Jack Ramage at Hutcheon Mearns on Only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered for this role as no sponsorship is available.