Accountant

Recruiter
Sir John Deane's College
Location
Northwich, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
31 Aug 2019
Ref
1229374888
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We have an opportunity for an Accountant to lead the production of all financial information for the Sixth Form College. You will join us on a full time basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £34,907 per annum.

As our Accountant you will support the Deputy Principal (Finance and Resources) in ensuring that the College's Finance Department provides an efficient and effective services that delivers accurate and timely information to its users and value for money in support of the College's strategic objectives.

Key responsibilities of our Accountant:

- Preparation of monthly management accounts including a narrative commentary for review by the College's Senior Leadership Team and its Governing Body

- Assist in the preparation of annual statutory accounts in accordance with guidance issued by the Department for Education

- Preparation of annual budgets for approval by the Senior Leadership Team and the College's Governing Body

- Provide oversight and management of the College budget throughout the year, including investigation of variances

- Assist in the collection and analysis of data required for annual financial returns to the Education and Skills funding Agency and Department for Education

- Complete quarterly VAT returns ensuring compliance with deadlines and relevant legislation and best practice

- Liaise with statutory auditors, internal auditors, bankers, HMRC, pension providers and suppliers as necessary

- Assist with the maintenance and further development of financial policies, accounting systems and processes to ensure the provision of an effective, efficient and accurate financial service

- Maintain the College's asset register

What we're looking for in our Accountant:

- Good degree or equivalent qualification

- Fully qualified accountant in a recognised institute with up to date membership and evidence of continues professional development
- Experience of producing both management and statutory accounts

- Advanced Microsoft Office experience with an emphasis on excel and word

- Experience of using accounting software packages

- Ability to communicate complex financial concepts to non-specialists including the ability to produce high level reports and present data in accessible formats

- Excellent communication skills

- Strong analytical and organisational skills with an eye for detail

- Efficient organisation of workload with the ability to prioritise work

If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Accountant please click 'apply' today, we'd love to hear from you!

Closing date: 9.00 am on Tuesday 27th August.

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