Treasury Management & Taxation Group Accountant
Job DescriptionTitle of role: Accountant (Treasury Management / Taxation) Responsible for: Line management of the Assistant Accountants within the team Salary: Up to £300 per day Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months Overview This is a fixed term Accountant opportunity for 12 months with the potential to convert to a permanent role after that period. The role will be based in the Northampton office with support and travel to other locations when required. Based on the clients supported, a presence will be required in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire to liaise with Business Partner finance colleagues and other key stakeholders as relevant. This is an ideal role for a proactive, flexible, and technical individual who has the ability to work in a fast paced environment building effective working relationships. This is an exciting role in which you'll be part of the Integrated Finance Service, which will give you excellent experience, development and exposure across multiple Partners and customers as well as the ability to help shape and develop the team. The role is pivotal to ensure robust treasury management processes and practices are in place and adhered to taking direction from the Group Accountant. There are fantastic opportunities to identify and develop best practice across all the authorities served. The primary areas of responsibility for the role are; * Supporting the development of the treasury management strategies under direction from the Group Accountant * Lead in the budget monitoring of the debt finance budgets for each council reporting through the monthly monitoring reports on any variances through the council's governance arrangements * Contributing to the financial instruments disclosure notes required as part of the statement of accounts and their compliance with the CIPFA Code on local authority accounting * Overseeing the operational aspects of the team for treasury and taxation such as approving the daily treasury management and responding to VAT queries * Working collaboratively and flexibly with both finance team members and service colleagues, particularly in the coordination and communication of information required to fulfill the role * Ensuring the new ERP Gold financial system provides the required information for treasury monitoring and importantly tax returns to HMRC * Identifying and acting on areas of improvement, efficiency and convergence in the treasury management and taxation processes across LGSS Partners and customers * Managing staff across different geographical locations to ensure outcomes are delivered effectively Essential Experience: - 1+ years experience in Producing accounts.