Financial Accountant (Treasury)

Michael Page Finance
London (Greater)
16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This Financial Accountant role will suit a newly qualified accountant looking to gain broader business exposure & develop their technical skill-set. This Financial Accountant will work closely with the leadership in the function driving the delivery of timely, effective and accurate financial information.

Client Details

Our Public Sector and Government client is a unique governing organisation that act on behalf of the public to protect from and monitor crime.

Our client is progressive and offers a working environment where career development is key alongside an emphasis on improving the delivery of their service lines and finance function.


Cash flow and forecasting

  • Daily monitoring of cash balance against cashflow forecast
  • Escalation of issues which will impact cashflow; ie aged debt to Deputy Director Financial Control.
  • Weekly preparation of cashflow report for the Finance Director
  • Report to Chief Officer Group and Executive team and respond to any questions they may have to enable decision making.

Manage the bank reconciliation process

  • Responsible for managing the reconciliation of the current account on a weekly basis with the support of the Junior Financial Accountant.
  • Responsible for maintaining three other bank accounts on a periodic basis

Financial Statements

  • Support the Financial Accounts team in the overall management and review of the Financial Accounts.

Financial Systems and compliance

  • Working closely with the Financial Systems team to develop and implement systems processes, controls and improvements
  • Supporting the development of an effective financial control environment.
  • Monitoring and reporting on compliance with financial and treasury controls

Build and Manage Customer Relationships

  • Establish and maintain good relationships with key internal customers.
  • Liaise directly with internal customers as required to ensure accurate information is used for cashflow assumptions and receivables reporting.

Develop Staff and Communicating Effectively

  • Provide effective coaching and support for junior finance team members
  • Promote and support effective team working within the Finance and Commercial team and the wider business
  • Be an ambassador for the Department, representing the Finance Director as required

Internal and External Audit Liaison

  • Prepare, compile, analyse and co-ordinate information for internal and external auditor

Managing change

  • Leading the team through organisational and process-related change.


Qualifications and Training:



Extensive experience of:

  • Preparing cash flows and developing cash-flow models
  • Preparation of bank reconciliations
  • Delivering value added financial reporting
  • Prioritising workload in order to meet multiple deadlines
  • Building strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes


  • Ability to apply technical accounting skills and data analytical skills to a large amount of data and report in a transparent and succinct manner
  • Identifying the main issues in complex problems, clarify understanding an developing pragmatic solutions
  • Reporting on strategic issues to senior non-financial managers both in writing and orally
  • Communicate confidently at all levels including senior management level.
  • Promote teamwork and co-operation across teams to enhance performance.

Desired Criteria:

  • Additional treasury accounting training
  • Experience of central government or public sector financial reporting frameworks

Skills and knowledge:

  • Good understanding and working knowledge of the Treasury FReM.
  • Awareness of the principles of managing public money

Job Offer

£43,000 - £45,000 p/a

Significant pension contribution scheme

Strong emphasis on work/life balance and flexible working

Internal progression opportunities

Based in London

'Financial Accountant (Treasury)' 'Public Sector and Government' 'London'

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