Senior Accountant

  • by Teqniq
  • Location Merton, Surrey, UK
  • Salary £19.65 / hour
  • 27 days ago
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Job Description:

Our client is looking for an experienced Senior Accountant to work on a 35 hour per week contract role to start on the 27-11-17 until the 25-05-18 with a likely extension to the contract.

Will pay up to £30 per hour for individual with relevant Local Authority Capital Experience

Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm 

 

MAIN PURPOSE

 

  1. Under the guidance of the line manager/more senior member of staff to provide a high quality, comprehensive financial service to the Team’s customers in all matters of finance and ensure that all work is undertaken within the Client’s statutory financial information deadlines. Standards of performance will be agreed with your line manager and incorporated into the appraisal process.

Knowledge

 

  1. An understanding of the legislation, regulation and statutory requirements surrounding local governments and how to apply it, including best practice and internal rules and regulations.

 

  1. Knowledge and understanding of the legislation, regulation and statutory requirements surrounding local governments and how to apply it, including best practice and internal rules and regulations (ME9/ME10).

 

  1. Knowledge and understanding of VAT and CIT principles particularly invoice requirements and output tax rules (ME9/ME10)

 

 

Skills

 

  1. Ability to assess the needs of your customers and the authority and meet them using the most economic, efficient and effective methods.

 

  1. Ability to communicate effectively (e.g. to communicate technical issues to lay persons clearly and concisely), and ensure that all communications from your section are timely, accurate and to a high standard.

 

  1. An ability to plan and organise your time whilst meeting conflicting deadlines.

 

  1. Ability to train staff to provide a high quality financial service in the use of FMIS, use of spread sheets and lower level financial advice and practice.

 

  1. Ability to produce accurate estimates, undertake effective budgetary control and close relevant accounts within corporate and departmental deadlines.

 

  1. Ability to input, manipulate and extract information from the Council’s Financial Management Information’s System (FMIS) both proactively and in response to service needs.

 

  1. Ability to manage productive relationships with both external customers and internal customers using influencing skills

 

  1. Ability to supervise, develop, motivate and train staff to provide a high quality financial service in the use of FMIS, use of spread sheets.

 

Experience/Training

 

  1. a) ME8  - Graduate with Relevant Degree/Conversion

                        Course/AAT Level 1 or 4 years relevant accountancy/audit

                        experience.

  1. ME9 - Qualified to C.I.P.F.A. Certificate/CCAB equivalent or AAT Level 2 or 5 years relevant accountancy/audit experience.
  2. ME10 - Qualified to C.I.P.F.A. Certificate/CCAB equivalent with 3 years relevant experience or AAT Level 2 with 1 years relevant experience or 6 years relevant accountancy/audit experience.

 

  1. Experience of undertaking basic accounting tasks, including processing transactions, investigating discrepancies, extracting information and undertaking reconciliations (ME9/ME10 only).

 

  1. Competent user of Microsoft Office software applications

 

 

 

  • Job Type Temporary, Full Time
  • Work Authorisation United Kingdom
  • Industry Sector Accountancy
  • Years Experience 5+ years
  • Career Level Experienced (Non-Manager)
  • Educational level Professional

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