Senior Accountant

London (Greater)
Up to £38,000
02 Mar 2018
02 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client is an inner London council searching for a Senior Accountant to join their Core Finance division. The successful candidate will be expected to work flexibly across any of the Core Team themes and could have different reporting lines, including the Strategic Finance Manager.

Role responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Principal Accountant with any requirements
  • Actively support the development and training of the junior staff in the core team
  • Supporting the continued development, maintenance and review of budget monitoring, control, reconciliation and as required by the Finance Manager
  • Be responsible for the effective joint working with the council’s external partners
  • Assisting Strategic Finance Managers with information for the preparation of Corporate Management Board, Joint Board and Executive reports
  • Effectively liaise with the Strategic Finance teams and budget holders as well as Government departments and statutory agencies

Required experience:

  • Ability to demonstrate a hands-on approach to work, use initiative to problem solve and to learn and adapt to new tasks and challenges
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of accountancy concepts and principles
  • Experience of providing relevant management information to non-finance managers
  • Ability to lead a team and effectively plan/monitor their work including quality and performance
  • Qualified CCAB or actively studying CCAB finalist (preferably CIPFA) and relevant experience working at this level

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