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Finance Officer/Assistant Accountant

MRJ Associates Ltd
Closing date
8 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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We are recruiting for Finance Officer/Assistant Accountant to work for London Borough of Lambeth, Full Time, Paying £26 Per Hour.

Main purpose of the post:

To deliver a highly effective finance service that enables the council to deliver to outcomes. Operating efficiently, using existing processes and procedures to advise on best accounting practice to improve and enhance service delivery.

Job Purpose:

Provide financial support, advice and information to a range of customers and organisations, responding to routine procedural queries as well as non-routine issues and requests

Work on computerised financial transaction systems and standard software packages to support the delivery of effective budgeting systems throughout the year (including budget profiling and budget adjustments as required).

To report and monitor Business Unit performance targets as defined in the Operating Level Agreement

Support the design and effective operation of high quality financial control standards across the council.

Maintain financial systems data integrity, supporting the design of effective quality financial control across the council.

Promote good working relationships with the external/internal auditors and contribute to the prompt resolution of any audit queries. Providing support where necessary to senior officers with regard to audit queries.

Supervise and advise more junior staff within own work area as necessary.

Undertake benchmarking activities including collection and manipulation of data sets.

Participate and contribute to projects as required, enabling managers to meet their financial and budgetary responsibilities by providing effective financial support and monitoring.

Experience / Skills / Knowledge

Experience of working with budgets and accounts

Experience of working in a customer focus environment supporting a range of managers.

Experience of the financial management and production of the reports

Experience of working with complex budgets and accounts

Experience of working on the finance project

Experience of working in a customer focus environment that enables managers to take responsibility of their financial accountabilities

Experience of the financial management and production of the comprehensive reports (e.g statement of accounts) for large disaggregated organisations

Knowledge of local authority accounting requirements

Good theoretical knowledge of UK accounting standards and their application to statute in a local authority context
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