Reed Finance
London (Central)
10 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client, a government organisation, is currently recruiting for a fully qualified accountant** to join their team as a Finance Officer, on a temporary contract (£19.20ph), with a view to go permanent (£36,000), as they're hoping the successful candidate will be there for a long time.

The main responsibilities of the post holder:

- Management and provision of financial information, including preparation of accurate and timely budgets, forecast and management accounts.
- Advice and guidance to budget holders/project managers to inform, influence and help guide decision making.
- Build and manage effective relationships with stakeholders.
- Ensure all financial controls, policies and procedures operate effectively and on a timely basis.
- Proactively support a culture of continuous improvement in financial management and systems.
- Production Ad-hoc reports and analysis.

General relevant experience

Experience in auditing, accounting/finance gained in a public sector environment


Full CCAB recognised qualification (or equivalent) at graduate level and full membership of the professional body (Desirable) E.g. ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA

Knowledge and experience:

Demonstrable experience of accounts preparation activities as delivered in a fast paced finance team

Demonstrable experience of preparing, administering and advising on forecasts, budget setting and reporting

Experience in operating financial systems to a high level of capability and preferably SAP

Experience at Intermediate or Advanced level in the use of Microsoft Office - particularly in Excel

Knowledge and awareness of the requirements on Non-Departmental Public Bodies or similar/equivalent organisations

Line Management experience

Experience in the preparation and provision of technical papers and business cases

Ability to successfully influence others to achieve a common goal

**Please note if you are not a fully qualified accountant then your application will be automatically rejected as this is a pre-requisite from the client.

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