Projects Accountant (2 Year Contract)

Discipline: Support Staff
Salary: £37,755 - £41,138
Contact email:
Job ref: 019422
Published: about 1 month ago
Duration: 2 Years Fixed Term Contract
Deadline for Application: 22 May 2024 23:59

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Project Accountant to join our team at Bradford College.

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Procurement, the Project Account is an integral part of the Finance Team. You will provide financial support, guidance and oversight for a portfolio of business projects (both Capital and Revenue) and be the key financial lead for ensuring effective and efficient management of the financial aspects at all phases of a project lifecycle. This will include an appreciation of non-financial or quantifiable benefits and how they support the College’s objectives.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advise and actively support College managers with developing new project initiatives, contributing to project business case options, and modelling financial scenarios.
  • Ensure that projects demonstrate value for money and proactively challenge where instances arise which do not appear to deliver economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Prepare and keep under review forward projections of performance and cashflows
  • Produce financial analysis as required by the project sponsor and College managers to assist with decision-making.
  • Develop reporting templates (and other tools) in line with project operational lead and funder requirements to allow automated reports to be produced in the desired format which include transparent reporting on project performance and cost recovery.
  • To be responsible for regular review of project performance with project operational leads and the Projects team and advise on the level of income that should be recognised in the College’s management and statutory accounts
  • To support the Head of Finance and Procurement with the operational and strategic direction and development of the Finance Department, including the development and dissemination of timely, accessible and accurate information to support strategic and operational decisions.
  • Financial planning support – Undertake monthly and quarterly forecasting of project income and expenditure


For the full job description and person specification, please click here 


Hybrid working is negotiable for this role. This means you may be able to work a proportion of your time on campus and some remotely. We are open to discussing this with you during the application process as we recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working.


The Ideal Candidate


Our ideal candidate will be learner and quality-focused with a commitment to our vision of working together to transform lives. You should be able to contribute to our journey to Outstanding, creating a positive working and study environment, and, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion should be embedded within your core values.


Education & Training

  • CCAB/CIMA fully qualified
  • GCSE 4 – 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in Maths
  • GCSE 4 - 9 or equivalent level 2 qualification in English



  • Experience working in the public sector 
  • Experience in budget setting and financial planning 
  • Experience in producing management accounts, variance analysis and financial reporting 
  • Experience participating in the preparation of year-end audits 
  • Experience in preparing schemes and managing projects, preparing business cases and cost improvement initiatives is desirable but not essential


For an informal discussion about the role, please email  


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early depending on the level of interest and number of applications so early application is advised.


Bradford College

At Bradford College, our ambition is to transform the lives of our learners, help them to aim higher and support them to achieve their goals. 

Located in the heart of Bradford, we offer a wide range of courses at varying levels, with something to suit everyone. Undergraduate to postgraduate and professional qualifications to distance learning and short community courses. 

We aim to attract and retain knowledgeable, passionate and focused individuals who can inspire, motivate and support both learners and colleagues. With a can-do attitude and desire for continuous self-improvement, you could make a difference in the lives of everyone at Bradford College. 

Benefits of working at Bradford College:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement – equivalent to 30 days of holidays, plus bank holidays
  • Additional college closure days, including 2-week Christmas closure
  • Local government pension scheme, with a generous 18% employer contribution
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Career progression opportunities – 54% of all vacancies are filled internally
  • Free sports and gym facilities
  • Free wellbeing initiatives and access to our exclusive staff indoor and outdoor wellbeing space
  • Confidential employee assistance service and on-site mental health first aiders
  • Access to Bradford College benefits hub, offering retail, travel, leisure and dining discounts and cashback
  • Discounts on greener travel – cycle to work scheme & local MetroCard and Northern Rail discounts
  • Access to hair and beauty treatments in our student-led Signature Spa
  • On-site dining facilities, including our award-winning Grove restaurant
  • A host of training development opportunities
  • Fantastic campus facilities, a short walk to public transport links in the heart of the City of Culture 2025
  • The opportunity to work for an organisation that is truly committed to creating a better future for all through education and training.


For full details please click  here 

*If you have the drive to further develop your skills and abilities, you will be given the support and opportunities you need to enhance your career. This includes access to in-house training and CPD, professional and academic qualifications and mentoring.  


Bradford College is committed to supporting and promoting diversity and inclusion amongst our staff and student body. We promote applications across all sections of the community, recognising the benefits a diverse workforce can bring and therefore particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented in our workforce.  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Pre-employment checks will be undertaken for this post including a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. Please note that social media checks will also be undertaken during the recruitment process. 


Please be aware it is a criminal offence to apply for this post if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity in connection to children and vulnerable adults.