Financial Accountant

H M Revenue & Customs
Southend-On-Sea, UK
16 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join the fast paced financial accreditation team. You will with projects across HMRC, building relationships that enable the delivery of HMRC current and future needs. This role gives an outstanding opportunity to work across HMRC whilst developing key leadership and collaboration skills.

Our vacancy sits in the Financial Accreditation (FA) Team, which forms part of Finance Operations. Our team plays a key role in HMRC Transformation by ensuring excellent financial management and control throughout the HMRC Change process by accrediting changes to financial systems and processes.

Our exciting and interesting role would suit anyone who wants to work in a Finance or Project working environment, or has a desire to develop their knowledge of HMRC tax systems and processes. As a department committed to continuous professional development this role will also provide opportunities to expand/develop Financial Accounting and Project Management competence.

Job description
Working closely with HMRC Change leads and Finance/IT experts you will be responsible for:

• Providing consultative advice and support to FA Accreditors by assisting them in understanding accounting impacts by HMRC Change projects.

• Taking ownership of and leading the accreditation of several High/Very High risk change initiatives. Developing an extensive range of contacts and being involved in a wide variety of subjects, which reach across the whole of HMRC.

• Building an extensive knowledge and expertise of financial accounting and system requirements. Enabling you to support the wider business whilst providing input to a number of changes.

• Working with project teams and influencing change managers to embrace strategic solutions that will meet the future demands of the department. The role provides a unique perspective of the department's aims and goals and how it is changing to meet its future vision.

• Using and developing your knowledge and skills to provide accounting advice and support to all those involved in accreditation.

• Attending and participating in change workshops/meetings, to understand impact of change and provide support and advice on the needs of finance and our strategic aims (travel will be required).

• Working with an expert team of accreditors, to continually build capability that will ensure efficient delivery that meets the future demands of HMRC.

You will be part of a team of accreditors who have a wide knowledge of tax and finance accounting systems and processes. You will have the opportunity to influence the financial accreditation process as the team adapts to the pace of HMRC Change and the way we deliver Financial Accreditation.

Person Specification
• Experience of accounts preparation and using modern accounting IT systems;

• Working knowledge of accounting standards;

• Ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and concisely.

Although the following is desirable there will be on the job learning and development, and therefore not essential:

• Knowledge/experience in project management, or have experience in dealing with change projects.

• Knowledge/experience in auditing.

• Strong leadership, communication, influencing and relationship-building skills.

• Ability to analyse information, summarise and use judgement on recommendations.

• Highly motivated and self-driven.

Your qualifications should include:

• Fully qualified Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) or;
• Fully qualified, or one year from achieving a professional qualification with one of the following six bodies: ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAI or ICAS.

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