Senior Technical Accountant

Student Loans Company
From £39,253 to £45,476 per annum
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Technical Accountant
SLC - Financial Accounting Dept

Salary: £ 39,253 - £45, 476 (Reward Policy Applies)

Grade: G5 - Permanent

The Student Loans Company administers student funding on behalf of the Government and the devolved administrations. Every year we process over one million applications and payout £7 billion in loans and grants to student studying in the UK. We are also responsible for tuition fee payments of around £7.5 billion to universities and colleges annually. With over 6.9 million customers and a loan book valued in excess of £80 billion, the numbers speak for themselves.

Brief Posting DescriptionWe have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Technical Accountant to join our Financial Accounting department on a permanent basis.

This candidate will be pivotal to the financial integrity of the organisation, this key role is responsible for delivering external reporting, corporate reporting,interpreting financial policies, implementing best practice and maintaining close relationships with our stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

·Manage the provision and distribution of accurate and timely financial returns required for management reporting, statutory, partners and stakeholders, Inland Revenue, Customs and Excise, Corporation Tax, Group Accounting Policy.

·Manage the provision of information to external stakeholders, championing the use of aligned systems, processes and timelines

·Manage the coordination of the year end, forecasting and budgeting cycles within SLC ensuring delivery to partner timetables and compliance with business planning instructions. 

·Identify,design, develop and implement process, technology and business change improvements and lead the creation, update and approval of procedures, work instructions and documented controls that deliver financial and process benefits to stakeholders

·Build and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders. 

·Build strong working relationships across all functions including providing training/ guidance in advance of reporting periods

Please refer to vacancy number IRC19855 online for the full job description

Employee Benefits

·28 days annual leave and 8 days public holiday each year

·Flexi-time and flexible working patterns

·A generous pension scheme

·Childcare Vouchers and high street discounts in association with Edenred

·Cycle to work and ‘green’ car schemes

·Facility to buy and sell annual leave

·Travel season ticket loan

·Free life assurance

Additional DetailsYour application will be assessed after the closing date at which point we will contact you.

Closing Date: 26/04/2017

All successful candidates are required to undergo a security vetting process which includes a credit check. Offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance, health clearance and satisfactory references prior to confirmation of appointment.Failure to obtain the required clearances may result in the withdrawal of any offer or the immediate termination of contract.