Accountant - Technical Accounting
Posted on Mar 11, 2021 by CV-Library
I am working with a Public Sector Organisation based in Westminster who are looking for an experienced Technical Accountant for an 18 Month fixed term contract.
The role is full time (35 hours per week), to start ASAP and paying £46,533 per annum (including London weighting)
About the client
The Organisation represents local government in England and Wales. They aim to set the political agenda and have a say in the national media on the issues that matter to council members.
The Strategic Finance Team aims to deliver highly effective customer-centric finance services that enables the organisation to deliver to outcomes. Operating efficiently, using existing processes and procedures to advise on best accounting practice to improve and enhance service delivery, through the timely and accurate management of financial transactions for the organisation.
The Accountant (Technical Accounting) works in close partnership with the Financial Controller Lead Accountant to:
Provide technical financial aid, advice and information to the Financial Controller and a range of customers and organisations, responding to routine procedural queries as well as non-routine issues and requests.
Promote good working relationships with the external/internal auditors and contribute to the prompt resolution of any audit queries. Providing help where necessary to senior officers with regard to audit queries.
Preparing end year accounts to accounting standards and deadlines for all Group Companies. Lead on statutory adjustments to Group accounts (including consolidation).
Preparation of Quarterly VAT returns in line with current VAT legislation (with support from the Finance Officer - Reconciliations). Coordinate the statutory returns for accounts and taxation (including corporation tax and VAT).
Completion of Pension Scheme accounting (year end and triennial) and annual returns. Maintain good working relationships with LGPS providers, and co-ordinate with Finance Policy team regarding changes to pension scheme accounting and statutory changes.
Manage the management and procurement of insurance contracts (for the Group, UKMBA and LG Mutual). Manage the annual Membership Subscriptions process.Essential requirements
Relevant financial qualification (AAT qualified or CCAB part-qualified or equivalent) or equivalent experience
Treasury management qualification preferred
Evidence of exposure to technical accounting for pensions schemes, VAT returns and corporation tax
Experience of working with complex group structures
Experience of completing VAT returns
Experience of the financial management and production of comprehensive reports (e.g. statement of Group accounts)
Ability to analyse problems and develop solutions, within policies and procedures and with advice available from the Strategic Finance Manager and Financial Controller
Able to deliver under pressure, prioritising work against competing demands to meet deadlines
Closing date: Monday 22nd March 2021.
Interview Dates: Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th of April 2021.
Please only apply for this post if you are an experienced Technical Accountant and are available on no more than 4 week's notice.
Eden Brown Synergy is an equal opportunities employer