Financial Services Accountant

Recruiter
The Diocese of Leeds
Location
Leeds, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 May 2019
Closes
24 May 2019
Ref
1146595644
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Overview

The Anglican Diocese of Leeds wishes to recruit a Financial Services Accountant that will support the Chief Finance Officer and be responsible for the Finance Officer within the Financial Services team.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POST

The Financial Services Accountant has the prime responsibility for running the Parish Share process and delivering a range of financial services to parishes, cathedrals and other similar institutions, which assist and support them in maintaining a compliant finance function.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Parish Share and Other Income
  • Ensure the reporting of Parish Share receipts on a monthly basis.
  • Collate the statistics required for the calculation of Parish Share.
  • Prepare the detailed Parish Share calculations and integrate with the overall budget process.
  • Monitor parish statistics input for Research and Statistics department of Archbishops' Council.
  • Support the Chief Finance Officer and Finance Manager in monitoring share collection and taking action to address performance issues.
  • Attend Area Meetings to report on Parish Share and agree actions to monitor performance.

Service Provision
  • Provide accounting support to third parties (e.g. parishes and cathedrals); including the provision of monthly management accounts bookkeeping services, statutory accounts preparation and independent examinations.
  • Support the operation of the payroll bureau services for contracted organisations.
  • Support the schools capital funding programme, including providing periodic reports and reconciliations.
  • Provide professional/technical support to parish officers including the provision of appropriate training sessions in consultation with stewardship and lay training colleagues and external third parties.
  • Work with members of the Stewardship and Finance teams to identify the support, which can be provided to parishes and/or treasurers.

Parochial and Other Trusts
  • Working with colleagues and other support as required, review, update and maintain accounting records, the register of trusts and the register of investments.
  • Support parishes in relation to the local management of trusts.
  • Deal with the Charity Commission as required.

Compliance Management
  • Support the parish finance returns and accounts process, encouraging compliance with company and ecclesiastical legislation, and charity accounting regulations.

Other
  • Carry out such duties as are from time to time required by the Diocesan Secretary, Chief Financial Officer consistent with the Officer's areas of responsibility, experience and/or expertise.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues as part of the Diocesan Office team within the Diocesan Office.

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