Seeking an experienced an Accountant to work on an 37 hour per week contract role to start on the 01-08-17 until the 30-08-18 with a likely extension. Would consider part qualified; ideally local government experience.
Hours are: 9:00am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday.
Overall Purpose of the Post:
To be the lead finance professional for the Services for one of three Directorates as specified by the Finance Manager and to provide an efficient and effective financial management service to the Client.
Accountancy and Financial Management support for the Directorates
Provide sound financial advice to budget managers and senior management ensuring awareness and compliance with Legislation, Client Policies and Procedures and Professional Standards.
Contribute to the delivery of an innovative, forward thinking Financial Management Service.
Ensure the accurate and timely completion of required government financial returns.
CCAB Qualified/ or in final year of qualification
A broad range of experience in a public service accountancy environment
Experience of liaison with operational staff and senior management
Experience of writing reports
Able to manage and prioritise workload(s) to meet deadlines
Competent in the use of computerised accounting systems, spreadsheets and word processors
Good interpersonal skills, able to relate to a wide range of people
Highly numerate, able to analyse and interpret complex financial information for presentation to a wide range of people
Able to write clearly, concisely and accuracy
Good proactive and problem solving skills