Accountant - Northern Ireland

Employer
Service Care Legal
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
7 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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ACCOUNTANT
NORTHERN IRELAND LOCAL AUTHORITY
INITIAL 9 MONTHS, LIKELY LONG-TERM EXTENSION

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Accountant to join a reputable Local Authority in Northern Ireland for an initial 9 months, likely to be extended and ongoing.

The post holder will mainly be required to provide assistance to the Senior Finance
Manager on key financial matters including with regards to Capital Accounting issues
(fixed assets), the Annual Abstract of Accounts, Management Accounts and Treasury
Management. The role will also include staff supervision.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Assist with compiling and prepare financial accounting information including the
preparation and completion of schedules and reconciliations for inclusion as part of
the annual Abstract of Accounts in line with the Statement of Recommended Practice
guidelines and within the deadlines set out in legislation.
2. Responsibility for the management and updating of the fixed asset system and the
preparation of information and input into financial accounting notes and statements.
3. Maintain management accounting systems and ensure compliance with month
end/year end routines in accordance with strict accounting deadlines, including
posting journals and maintaining accurate records to support these.4. Assist in the preparation of the monthly management accounts including
development of reports and carrying out variance analysis.
5. Supervision of staff within the Creditors and Debtors teams and engaging with other
managers across the Council.
6. Assist with compilation and preparation of financial accounting information including
the preparation and completion of schedules and reconciliations for inclusion in the
annual Abstract of Accounts in line with the Statement of Recommended Practice
guidelines and within the deadlines set out in legislation.
7. Assist with bank account reconciliations - revenue, wages and petty cash accounts,
including processing transfers on the electronic banking system to ensure the Councils
bank accounts agree with the reconciliations.
8. Operation of the Cash Management system: including ensuring the efficient
processing of income, coding input into finance system.
9. Assist with the Treasury Management function including managing borrowings,
investments and the production of reports to Committees and Council as required.
10. Liaise with Local Government Auditors regarding the provision of information
regarding the Year-end Accounts.
11. Support the Finance team regarding identifying, extracting and collating robust and
accurate information for inclusion in the annual accounts in a timely manner.

Should you wish to discuss this role before applying please contact John Wilson on
Telephone (phone number removed)
Email (url removed).
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We also offer a £250 referral bonus if you know of anyone who may be interested in this role. Please contact John on (phone number removed) with any referrals.

Service Care Legal is a specialist recruitment agency supplying temporary and permanent professionals to Private Practices, Local Authorities and In-house Legal Departments nationwide. We have in-depth experience of recruiting at all levels within the legal industry and consultants who specialise in specific markets to ensure you have a dedicated point of contact who's an expert in your area
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