Assistant Accountant

Badenock & Clark
£16.00 - £19.81/hour
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Officer
* A Local Authority in West Sussex is looking for a Finance Officer to join their team on a three month contract.

Purpose of the job:
* To be responsible for providing proactive and innovative financial advice and support to all levels of management on a range of finance functions, including budget setting, budget monitoring, budget planning and project support.
* To review and challenge current budgets to ensure a robust and clear streamlined budget model.

Your duties will include:
* You will be assisting in the completion of the Council's annual Financial Statements in line with the year-end Statement of Accounts timetable, including assistance with the completion of disclosure notes and related working papers.
* You will be providing support, advice and challenge to budget holders regarding the setting and monitoring of the Council's revenue budget and ensuring that financial issues are well understood.
* You will be providing accurate and timely information for the purpose of financial management, monitoring and control, and improving the quality of information provided. Investigating budget variances and providing advice proactively thereon.
* You will be completing management reports, grant claims, statistical returns and reconciliations as required.
* You will be supporting, developing and coaching key stakeholders in matters relating to the revenue budget and financial systems so that stakeholders are able to understand and fully contribute to the production of financial information as well as transparent financial performance and management.

Please apply as soon as possible for immediate consideration.

Badenoch & Clark is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Badenoch & Clark is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a registered Disability Symbol User