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Financial Accountant

Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
£37,260 - £45,381 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Local government, Borough councils
Contract Type
Full Time
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About Us:

Take the next step in your accounting career and do work with a far-reaching social impact.

People are at the heart of every decision at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We work collaboratively as a team to ensure we are delivering a great quality of life for every resident, ensuring that all that we do is in the interest of our local community. This ethos is embedded in every area and at every level of organisation. Join us as a Financial Accountant and it will be the guiding principle of your role.

Our Financial Reporting and Controls team sits in Financial Management, leading a wide range of financial reporting and accounting practice. This includes monitoring compliance with financial controls, delivering outstanding technical advice, producing our annual financial statements, and achieving a successful external audit.

The Role:

This is the ideal opportunity to help support financial accounting, reconciliation and reporting across a large range of corporate functions. Including rotations on Balance Sheet management, technical Revenue and Capital, Cash and Bank, VAT and taxation, your role will be varied and challenging.

You will be responsible for monitoring compliance with several key financial controls throughout the year, identifying issues and resolving these with finance business partners and other stakeholders. The role is key in supporting the annual closure of our statutory accounts and dealing with external audit queries to obtain an unqualified audit opinion.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

You will bring experience using integrated accounting systems (such as SAP), as well as the ability to run reports, interpret and reconcile financial data, and produce excellent quality working papers. Your proficiency in using spreadsheets, completing financial returns, and producing process documents will be hugely valuable. Your confidence in dealing with all audit queries that come your way will evidence your credibility.

Alongside experience of closing accounts in public sector organisations from either a corporate or service perspective, a good understanding of local government accounting regulations and CIPFA Codes of Practice is essential.

Join us in this fascinating challenge, and you will have access to a wide range of desirable benefits, plus excellent training and development opportunities including support to become CIPFA/CCAB qualified.

Please apply online explaining how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification and job description. CV’s will not be considered for this role.

Additional information

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills, and develop their careers.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We do not accept speculative CVs from any source.

Please note, we will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk/spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

If you experience difficulties with the recruitment application process, please contact the recruitment team by email:

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