Group Accountant

Robert Half Finance & Accounting
Slough, UK
14 Aug 2019
13 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Group Accountant Needed - Slough based- Housing Sector- Immediate start - Apply Now!

  • To provide a financial advisory service in an understandable and professional manner to Senior Managers.
  • To support the Directorate/Service in the preparation of the budget/MTFS in accordance with the corporate timescale.
  • To control and monitor budgets through quarterly budgetary control reports to identify and resolve (often complex) variances.
  • To assist in the development and maintenance of accountancy standards, policies, processes and systems by maximising the use of I.T systems.
  • To deliver as the Subject Matter Expert in their respective role and utilise this knowledge and expertise to provide professional financial management and accountancy services to service departments.
  • To support the closure of accounts in accordance with the prescribed standards and systems in line with corporate timetables.
  • To complete work on a range of financial systems and processes (e.g. Corporate Financial Registers, Council's Cash Books, Collection Fund Accounts etc.).
  • To review and control various Capital government returns and grant claims completed by Accountants/Assistants.
  • To keep up to date with and undertake financial research and analysis on legislative changes and on major budget development proposals from departments.
  • To provide professional financial management and accountancy services to service departments.
  • To manage and develop allocated financial support staff.
  • To promote corporate working, undertake projects and carry out other accountancy duties as required.
  • To undertake any other tasks which are commensurate to the grade of the post.

  • Significant experience of working within the finance service of a large and complex organisation
  • Significant accounting experience in the relevant service area of budget preparation, monitoring, advice
  • Experience of Closing company accounts
  • Significant experience of working with Senior Managers in relation to budget monitoring, identify and resolves complex variances.
  • Experience of managing accountancy projects undertaking complex tasks with the ability to work independently.
  • Line management/supervisory experience
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of accounting principles, standards and practices relevant to task associated with the job.
  • A knowledge of computerised financial systems and spreadsheets and how these can be used to delivery efficiencies
  • Excellent knowledge of closure of accounts, budget preparation, monitoring and capital management
  • An understanding and commitment to the Councils Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Up to date knowledge of CIPFA Local Authority accounting and Codes of Practice
  • Able to research, interpret and analyse financial information in an organised and clear manner.


Housing sector - based in Slough - Parking on site - Client plan to relocate to central Slough town centre in the foreseeable

Salary & Benefits

£250 -£275 PAYE per day.

If this role is of interest please send your C.V or please feel free to call me on 0118 902 8888

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