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Financial Accountant

Pertemps Aylesbury Commercial
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Pertemps Recruitment on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join the Corporate Finance Team in their Gateway, Aylesbury office (HP19 area). Working alongside the Expert Finance Systems Lead Manager you will play an important role in implementing the Assurance Pack for General Ledger, co-ordinating and performing timely and accurate Balance Sheet Reconciliations, and provide advice to other Finance teams for implementing robust balance sheet and feeder systems reconciliation processes.

About the role
As a Financial Accountant you will have a number of responsibilities including, but not limited to the following:
Set up various registers for the Assurance Pack and Co-ordinate timely responses.
Maintain and administer SharePoint area of Assurance Pack.
Co-ordinate timely reconciliation of balance sheet codes and take appropriate actions to resolve any identified issues.
Provide advice and support to service finance in implementing robust processes and working papers for balance sheet and feeder systems reconciliations.
Set-up a rolling programme of review and challenge of reconciliations performed by the other Finance teams.
Assist and support the programme of implementing Internal Audit recommendations.
Undertake such other duties as may be appropriate to the post.This is a temporary position until 31/07/2022, though there is potential for this to be extended further. The pay rate is negotiable depending on experience, and you will be working full time, 37 hours per week (part time applications will also be considered). Buckinghamshire Council are currently working on a hybrid basis where you will work remotely for 3-4 days per week and in the office 1-2 days per week.

The Aylesbury office is conveniently situated in the town centre (HP19 area) with great transport links including a local train station and excellent road connections to the M25, M1, M4 and M40

About you
The ideal applicant will have experience of working in or running a finance department.
You are able to communicate finance matters in a clear and concise manner to a range of stakeholders.
You have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to manage and encourage staff, colleagues and stakeholders.

We need someone who is:
Accurate with a keen eye for detail
Well organised and proactive
Able to get on well with all types of peopleIf you are enthusiastic, customer-focussed and ambitious, with significant experience of working in a Public Sector environment (preferably Local Government), excellent communication & problem-solving skills, and experience of working in a dynamic environment, we would like to hear from you if you are interested in this role!

About us and our Client
As a flexible employee of Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd, you will be joining a Company that holds the distinction of being one of the largest and most successful independent recruitment agencies in the country. Our pioneering spirit and ability to tap into the uniqueness of each individual's talents has enabled us to open doors for our employees, our clients and our applicants too. Our philosophies and rewards are built very much on mutual trust and respect within the style of a partnership in which we hope you will feel both fulfilled and valued as a person

Buckinghamshire Council are a leading Authority with offices in Aylesbury, Amersham and High Wycombe, whose values represent exactly what they are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy. By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:
a fair and inclusive culture
the chance to really make a difference to your local community and those around you
health and well-being initiatives including Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career
opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events
Other information
We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

Apply now or call, text or email the team for further information:

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We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible
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