Assistant Accountant

Leicester, UK
14 Sep 2019
23 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Accountancy Leicester are recruiting for an experienced Assistant Accountant to join a prestigious employer on a 12 month Full-time Contract.

Key Service Responsibilities
  • To provide information and liaise with budget holders and finance business partners to assist in the preparation and monitoring of budgets (revenue and capital). This could include calculation of inflation, checking and investigating detail, consolidation, monitoring and investigation of variances, input of forecasts and analysis.
  • To assist in the production of final accounts (revenue and capital) at budget holder level including the assembly and evaluation of relevant financial data.
  • To produce periodic monitoring statements to relevant budget holders and managers on a timely basis ensuring accuracy.
  • To undertake the preparation and completion of statistical returns including grant claims, client returns and ensure compliance with set requirements.
  • To provide financial advice and exchange of financial and other information with managers, external partnership bodies and, FSSC.
  • Supervise a small team of finance assistants.
  • Ensure that financial records are accurately and regularly maintained to comply with financial regulations.

The Corporate responsibilities are as follows:
  • Support the implementation of the Clients financial management policies, and procedures and their communication within the organisation.
  • Support the responsibilities of the personnel team in ensuring the sound financial management of the organisation.
  • Identify and deliver opportunities to continuously enhance the Finance function, and the service it provides to meet statutory requirement and the organisations strategic needs and values and customer needs.
  • Support the delivery of the organisations Medium Term Financial Strategy.
  • Ensure information provided supports decisions to be taken that focus on the best outcome for the organisations.
  • Assist and support the corporate change agenda and help deliver efficient and effective services.
  • Ensure adherence to relevant health and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to and promote equality and diversity.
  • Undertaking all other tasks as allocated by the Head of Strategic Finance.

Key Attitudes and Behaviours

In order to ensure the future success of the Finance Management Service it is vital that the post holder is committed to the following:
  • Willing to appropriately challenge the status quo and influence decision makers so that the right outcome is obtained for the organisation.
  • Promoting positive change and participating in the development of a quality finance function to deliver the best possible service for customers.
  • Take a partnership approach to ensure a culture of co-operation and flexibility is embedded across services and other organisations.
  • Through an understanding of the business and its operations provide financial advice and information that supports effective decision making and risk management.
  • Previous experience of Assistant Accountant is Essential.

To be considered for this role please apply with your up to date CV. Alternatively, for a confidential chat regarding your application, please contact Reed Accountancy Leicester.

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