Integrated Closedown Team Accountant
Job DescriptionTitle of role: Accountant (Closedown) Reporting to: Group Accountant (Closedown) Clients supported: Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) Salary: £37,938 to £41,609 Contract Type: Fixed Term for 18 months Overview This is a full time Accountant opportunity on a fixed term basis and is based in Northampton. TThe role is required to be based in Northampton to provide the pivotal link to and to liaise with colleagues and other services as relevant, such as the payroll and accounts payables teams. It 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 and willing to take responsibility for key elements of the statement of accounts, developing their technical accounting skills and advising other finance staff of Code compliance. The role is pivotal to ensure high quality sets of financial accounts are prepared in the wider context of the challenge posed by the earlier accounts closure deadlines. The primary areas of responsibility for the role are; * Responsible for preparing elements of the statement of accounts and disclosure notes, predominantly working to the Group Accountant to achieve this * Providing customer focussed technical financial accounting advice to finance and service colleagues as required * Working collaboratively and flexibly with both finance and service colleagues, particularly in the coordination and communication of the accounts closure processes to achieve year end deadlines * Supporting projects relating to the accounts closure such as the new ERP Gold implementation * Supporting and owning aspects (where relevant) of systems and processes required to produce the statement of accounts * Managing and coordinating the prepared by client lists for audit and audit query logs * Being a key point of contact in the coordination of the external audit of the accounts building effective working relationships with the external auditors * Supporting the requirements and changes needed to deliver the earlier closure of accounts * Contributing to the wider Integrated Closedown Team developing other members of the team such as the Assistant Accountants and Graduate Trainees as appropriate.