Project Accountant

This job has now expired
Diocesan Office, Old Alresford Place, Old Alresford
Fixed Term Full Time
£37,819 to £41,862


6 - 9 Months Fixed Term Contract

Alresford, Winchester

Salary is £37,819 to £41,862 depending upon qualifications and experience

(plus 15% pension contribution)

We are recruiting for a Project Accountant to support the shared finance team, in the Diocese of Winchester and the Diocese of Portsmouth, during a time of heightened change and to be a key member in driving the transition of a new finance system project.

The Project Accountant will be accountable for monitoring and ensuring successful project delivery for a number of internal financial projects we are currently aspiring to implement over the next 6 months.

The Project Accountant will also be a key enabler in supporting the implementation of key finance projects, improving internal controls and procedures. The post holder will also provide some second line support for the project to the procurement and implementation of a new finance management system.

  • 35 hours a week (worked flexibly) with 25 days holiday per annum pro rata

Application closing date: 1.00 pm on Monday 17 February 20

Interview date: Wednesday 26 February 20

CVs will not be accepted

The Diocese of Winchester is not only the people, churches and schools that make it up, but also an organisation that supports those communities and governs the Diocese.

Founded in 676AD it is one of the five senior dioceses of the Church of England. The Diocese consists of about two thirds of the County of Hampshire and most of Bournemouth in the County of Dorset, excluding Portsmouth and the area immediately to its north and north-east.

Stretching from the beaches of Bournemouth to the edges of Surrey suburbia, and from the River Hamble to the outskirts of Newbury, the area covers 1048 square miles with a population of 1.27m. Whilst much of the diocese is rural there are significant urban concentrations in Southampton, Eastleigh, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Andover and Basingstoke.

An Anglican diocese has a number of ‘layers’: the parishes and chaplaincies are often the most visible. They are supported by the Diocesan Office handling things like training for ministry, finance, safeguarding and property issues. Holding all this together is a structure of senior clergy including our two Archdeacons and three Bishops.

Rt Revd Tim Dakin, the Bishop of Winchester is our Diocesan Bishop supported by RtRevd Debbie Sellin, the Suffragan Bishop of Southampton and Rt Revd David Williams the Suffragan Bishop of Basingstoke.

They work across the Diocese but have community leadership roles in Winchester, Southampton and Basingstoke respectively. They also support the work of the Church of England nationally.

There are two archdeaconries, Winchester in the north and Bournemouth in the south, each administered by one of our Archdeacons. Each archdeaconry is then separated into administrative areas called deaneries, 7 in Winchester and 8 in Bournemouth.