Vertical Aerospace is building technology to change the way the world travels. We are looking for a qualified accounting professional, ideally with engineering/manufacturing experience, to join us as our project accountant in our small finance team. The candidate will provide project management & general accounting support to the business & prepare claims primarily to government bodies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Preparation of budgets, forecasts & monthly reports, including variance analysis & liaising with all stakeholders on a regular basis
  • Preparation of rolling forecasts for the ATI & other externally funded projects, working closely with the PM team & Engineering colleagues
  • Active involvement in the ATI review meetings & preparation of the presentations & reports
  • Active participation in the project bid process, with ownership of the project finances
  • Preparation of claims to government bodies & other external fund providers
  • Preparation of monthly financial forecasts for external grant applications & continuing review process
  • Preparation of management accounting journals & key schedules
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Manage the relationships with external auditors etc to ensure prompt issue resolution & grant payments
  • Adherence to the internal control environment, financial process & controls
  • Ad hoc financial reporting as required

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Qualified accountant
  • Project accounting experience
  • Strong numeracy & excel skills

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified
  • Has a 2.1 university degree or equivalent
  • Experience working in an established accounts team, ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • Exposure to government funding organisations eg ATI, Innovate etc
  • Experience of ERP system & advanced Excel skills

Key Personal Qualities

Key attributes to include the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment & to propose, justify, initiate & implement change.  Comfortable adopting a can-do approach to the work & prepared to work up or down a level to get the job done.  A self starter yet strong team player.  Possess excellent communication skills.

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.