Senior Accountant

13 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our client as a Senior Accountant based in the area of Tower Hamlets

Start date: ASAP
£500 per day, inside IR35
Local Government desirable
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Consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone: (phone number removed)


1. Manage the delivery of a proactive finance service to directorates.

2. Support resource planning for directorates, assessing the implications of service proposals, providing financial modelling and analysis of service options for projects and initiatives.

3. Ensure the financial implications of change proposals are fully costed and based on sound budget management principles. Prepare financial comments to ensure that the implications of proposals being reported are fully and accurately stated

4. Work in partnership with other Senior Accountants to share best practice across the teams and lead on the standardisation of the Finance service offer.

5. Manage the provision of financial support to a directorate in forecasting both in-year and future year income and expenditure, ensuring these are accurate, appropriate and are supported through activity and performance analysis.

6. Support the management, development and updating of the medium term financial strategy (MTFS) and annual budget to ensure that it supports the outcomes set out in the client's Strategic Plan.

Depending on the team assigned, the Senior Accountant will have responsibility for:

7. Lead on accounting for the client's General Fund and Housing Revenue Account annual revenue control budget, including those elements supported by specific grants such as the Dedicated Schools Grant, ensuring that it is consistent with the approved resources and is correctly accounted for.

8. Manage the production of key financial publications such as the client tax leaflet, capital programme and budget book and returns to government departments such as revenue and capital budget and outturn returns, statistical returns and returns for schools.

9. Responsible for supporting the production of papers for Schools Forum, and ensuring senior officers are briefed on the contents.

Consultant: Sarah Gillan Telephone: (phone number removed)

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