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Financial Accountant

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Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Full Time
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Reporting to the Head of Financial Accounting, the Financial Accountant will be an expert regarding technical accounting/statutory matters so far as they affect the organisation. The role requires liaison, internally, with the management accounting function and key stakeholders in the business, and externally with the internal audit provider and the external auditors.

Client Details

The client is looking for a immediately available financial accountant with experience in dealing with VAT submission and returns.


Ensure that all transactions comply with appropriate VAT regulations and submit the VAT Returns
Provide analysis and advice to the Head of Financial Accounting on the potential implications of proposed changes in accounting/rules/policies and legislation
Make recommendations on how the organisation should adopt best practice in terms of financial reporting
Provide training to finance/non-finance staff as necessary, contributing to improving financial literacy and updating staff of any relevant changes in accounting rules
Assist the Head of Financial Accounting with all statutory reporting
Manage the medium term cash forecasting process and reporting the cash requirements
Produce, as required, any adhoc reports required by the Director of Finance and Commercial.
Prepare and monitor the fixed asset register, ensuring that additions and disposals are reflected accurately on a monthly basis, and depreciation is calculated and charged in line with organisational policy
Check integrity of payment runs made and challenge where necessary
Prepare/review control account reconciliations to ensure the balances reported in the financial statements are complete and accurate
Be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the data held within the finance systems and the security of the related data entry processes
Be responsible for managing and controlling the Chart of Accounts
Take a leading role within the Finance Department for management of the core IT systems
Ensure that key financial processes are properly documented and updated, and reviewed regularly with a view to achieving improvements and efficiency's
Take the lead in ensuring that any internal or external audit recommendations that are relevant to the Financial Accounting function are resolved on a timely and appropriate basis
Assist, as required, the Head of Financial Accounting with management of the transaction processing teams.
Assist with the internal and external audit process, ensuring that the National Audit Office and other relevant bodies are supplied with information as required, within the agreed timetable and that staff are available for interim and final audits
Liaise with HM Treasury and implement new policies in relation to external changes to HM Treasury rules or financial reporting standards.Profile

Strong attention to detail
VAT experience a must
Strong communicator
Previous financial accounting experience a must
Good excel skills (vlookups/pivots)Job Offer

40-45k perm equivalent salary
Temp to perm contract
Hybrid working
Parking on site
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