Senior Accountant

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Exciting opportunity to join our local authority client as a Senior Account responsible for undertaking the technical and professional functions within the organisation while ensuring both CIPFA guidelines and financial regulations are maintained.

You will be providing professional and flexible financial support/accountancy advice to senior management within finance and service team and over service sectors across the organisation.

Your main accountabilities include;

• To co-ordinate and control the day-to-day aspects of the finance function within the allocated service areas. To develop and recommend solutions to problems or issues affecting services.

• To complete grant claims and statistical returns for central government, professional bodies and other organisations, as required.

• To oversee and manage allocated activities in key financial processes, and ensure significant issues are raised with senior management with recommendations for corrective action.

• To undertake special projects and participate in groups set up to manage specific issues, where applicable.

• To provide a high standard of customer service, to both internal and external customers

• To manage and direct allocated staff to ensure that financial services are provided to the required professional standards and to meet statutory and other requirements.

• To design complex spreadsheets and use specific IT systems to assist senior management to analyse financial data and enable them to make informed decisions

Ideal candidates will have previously worked within local government finance, or in a similar complex public or private sector organisation. An understanding of key financial accounting and management principles and experience of using core financial systems and other supporting IT.

This is a contract role starting within June with the prospect of running for 20 weeks.

If you wish to apply for this role please submit your CV

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Contact: Kris Clare

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