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Project Accountant

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    50k to 55k

  • Contact:

    Trevor Jackson

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


Job Purpose Statement:

We’re continuing to grow and expand our customer base, winning ever more prestigious cloud solutions customers and maintaining a base of c100k mobile customers to whom we provide managed mobile and associated services within the Enterprise and Business sectors who value the difference that Olive can provide. With a turnover budgeted to exceed £31m in the current financial year and a cloud solutions business growing at more than 30% year on year we have a strong business with exciting challenges ahead. Olive is at the forefront of the communications revolution.  

Efficient management of both revenues and costs and close liaison with departments across the business is critical to our success.

The need has arisen to recruit a Project Accountant to undertake all aspects of accounting for the cloud solutions business and for revenues and costs from mobile customers. Key to this will be ensuring that good accounting practice is followed, revenues are fully invoiced, costs of sale are correctly accounted for and margins for both cloud solutions projects and mobile customers are maximised. You will work closely with Commercial Financial Controller and Finance Director and be the key preparer of financial information used for margin analysis and presentation to the Board.

This is an important finance role for the business. You will need to be confident, resilient and able to adapt and refocus quickly. A strong level of curiosity, initiative and ‘tech savviness’ is important.  

We’re incredibly energetic, move at pace and priorities can change.  Being willing to roll your sleeves up and muck in is essential. This is a very hands-on role!

We’re proud to have a diverse team at Olive unified by a common, deeply-held passion for our customers and our brand. We love what we do and we want someone to join us who is equally passionate. If that’s you, apply now!


Job Accountabilities and Tasks:

  • Monthly accounting for revenues and costs of cloud solutions projects
  • Monthly accounting for mobile revenues and costs
  • P&L project reporting within monthly analysis schedules  
  • Support margin improvement initiatives across the business
  • Identification of P&L risks and opportunities
  • Ownership and management of balance sheet items relating to revenue and COS


The Individual - Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Skills and Attitude

  1. * to understand, present and explain financial results to non-financial colleagues
  2. * and gravitas to challenge the status quo
  3. * and on an upward career trajectory
  4. * with a desire to improve Olive and themselves
  5. * financial knowledge of maintaining controls and accounting for projects
  6. * in an IT, Outsourcing or other similar environment in a technology industry would be helpful
  7. * working within a matrix team environment
  1. * ability to communicate both verbally and electronically in a clear, professional manner


Job Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience in working in a similar project accounting or margin focused role would be ideal
  • This is a hands-on accounting, reporting and control role which will involve use of our SAP B1 accounting system
  • Demonstrable knowledge and/or ability to manage, analyse and interpret large volumes of data into meaningful information (eg use of data analytics or presentation tools such as Power BI, Cognos, Sharperlight)



  • Member of a recognised accountancy body (preferably ACA)