Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Choice Recruitment Group
Location
Wembley, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
15 Jul 2019
Closes
24 Jul 2019
Ref
1209052095
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose:
1. Work as a pooled resource, to cover a range of accounting and budgeting responsibilities. Support the work of the Strategic Finance Manager, Senior Finance Analysts and Finance Analysts in:
the maintenance of the budget and its monthly monitoring and to support period end, statutory reporting and other financial management needs
controls and payments
2. Direct responsibility for some areas of expenditure and for reconciliation of grant accounts
1. Assist in the production of budgets and budget monitoring reports
2. Liaise with service managers on financial issues
3. Contribute to the delivery of an excellent service by regularly meeting performance standards as outlined in the service level agreement
4. Provide information for financial and other management reports, as and when required and to ensure the working paper file complies with audit standards
5. Ensure finance procedures are kept up to date and any changes approved by Corporate Financial Control
6. Contribute to the continuous improvement plan and assist in the design of new processes and procedures
7. Assist with the closing of the council's annual accounts including preparing audit schedules and working papers, the administration of Government Grant claims, statutory returns for the ODPM, monthly and year end accounting returns
Knowledge and Qualifications:
Scale 6
Shows broad knowledge of how LG is funded
Understands basic accounting principles
A broad understanding of the principles of budget development and monitoring
Can provide discrete pieces of information to feed into budget development
Can process transactions as directed by the line manager

AAT part qualified OR equivalent experience
Evidence of continuing professional development
shows a full understanding of the broad area of LG funding
Able to apply accounting principles and work in accordance with relevant rules and procedures
Detailed understanding of the Budget process, variance analysis and profiling
Is aware of and complies with standards of financial control

AAT part qualified OR equivalent experience
Evidence of continuing professional development
Able to demonstrate an overview of funding and major issues by communicating to other officers
Able to communicate them to other staff
Has knowledge of Budget forecasting techniques.
is able to explain financial control issues and related responsibilities to other members of staff

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