Chief Accountant

Employer
Spencer Clarke Group
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
21 Nov 2020

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Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
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Spencer Clarke Group are working closely alongside Enfield Council to provide them a with a Chief Accountant to join their team on a Contract Basis!

Full Time

Your Role

• To be the primary expert on financial accounting regulations and be the primary advisor on this subject matter to the Council's statutory section 151 Officer.

• To hold the day-to-day responsibility for the Council's system of financial controls, ensuring that all key reconciliations are produced monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on their importance and the regularity.

• To regularly liaise and manage relationships with the External Auditors at a senior level.

• To manage the production of the Council's Single entity and Group accounts.

• To manage the end of year capital and asset accounting processes.

• To manage the financial accounting function and present to directors and councillors on the matter, where appropriate.

• To ensure that the team provide specialist financial accounting advice to budget holders and officers in other parts of Finance to support decision-making and financial modelling of major business cases.

• To be the day-to-day system owner of SAP, BPC, CIPFA Asset Manager and any system related to the Council's Accounts.

Essential:

A CCAB accountancy qualification, will significant years of post-qualification experience.
Highly detailed understanding of local government regulations and financial accounting knowledge (as the role will include Company accounting, Group Accounts and technical accounting, not local government specific)
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of local government finance, budgeting and accounting, and experience in providing high level advice, support and challenge on a variety of complex financial and service issues
Excellent numerical and analytical skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret detailed and complex financial and other information, to develop and use financial management systems and to have the confidence and ability to train and develop others in the use and application of such systems
Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present a range of complex and detailed financial and other issues to a diverse audience in a simple manner including councillors and senior officers and to develop and manage productive relationships with both external and internal contacts and agencies.
Very Advanced IT skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, including the ability to design, construct and interpret complex spreadsheets. Extensive experience of working with integrated financial systems in a large organisation
Advanced modelling skills
Solid Project Management Skills
Some understanding of Tax
If you wish to be put forward for this role, please apply and contact Matt Byrne-Fraser @ Spencer Clarke group -

WHY SPENCER CLARKE?!

Here at Spencer Clarke Group we provide workers with their own dedicated and experience consultant who provide extensive market knowledge!

Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
Market leading referrals of up to £500
Free DBS checks
Post Placement Aftercare
Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency workers
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