Accountant

Recruiter
Guidant Global
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Jul 2019
Closes
24 Jul 2019
Ref
1213458488
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Accountant who has local authority experience to support the provision of financial advice to the managers including budget preparation, budget monitoring and closure of accounts. This role is for 3 months.

MAIN AREA:

High quality financial management service to the relevant heads including as a core service:
  • Budget preparation
  • Financial advice
  • Budget monitoring
  • Closure of accounts

Role:
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual revenue and capital budgets including the development of costed options for the medium term financial strategy
  • Provide support and robust challenge to Budget Managers throughout the financial year in relation to revenue and capital budget monitoring
  • Assist with the preparation and presentation of budget monitoring information for specific service areas
  • Budget managers through direct contact and responding to budget queries
  • Support closure of accounts, under the direction of the Management Accountant, taking into account the requirements of the Chief Officer Financial Control and at all times complying with agreed timetables.

Person specification:
  • Must have AAT membership
  • Must be financially literate with significant relevant experience
  • Must have experience using Microsoft software including Excel and Word
  • Be able to prioritise and manage resources in order to meet objectives
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Must have the ability to analyse, interpret and communicate complex financial information
  • Must display a professional manner consistent with level of responsibility
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Demonstrate a commitment to work with key stakeholders

Guidant is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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