Financial Accountant - Local Government

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£400 - £450 per day, depending on experience
Posted
08 Aug 2018
Closes
31 Aug 2018
Ref
MP-FA
Hours
Full Time

Allen Lane are pleased to be working with a Local Authority to recruit an interim Financial Accountant to join their central finance department. The initial priority for the successful candidate will be to prepare a timetable and the necessary processes for next year’s closedown

This position will require a technical skilled Accountant with previous experience in local government or a similar public sector setting. This coupled with versatility to get involved across different tasks within the team when required

As such, key objectives include;

  • Production of the annual accounts in compliance with standards and leading on management of year end audit process
  • Provide advice and assistance throughout the department on best practice in taxation matters
  • Ensure monthly production of trial balance and balance sheets
  • Monitor and review existing finance systems and processes to ensure that they are effective.

This is a great role for a CCAB qualified Accountant with substantial experience producing financial statements previously. The ability to explain complex financial terms to non-financial colleagues will be very important and managing stakeholder expectations will be key. Initially, there will be no direct staff management but this may change as the role progresses.

If you would like an opportunity to get involved in a changing environment and are keen to improve current processes then this will be a great fit for you. Please note that due to the urgent time frames on this post applications will be reviewed prior to closing date and as such immediate application is recommended.

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