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Senior Accountant

Robert Walters
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Interim Senior Accountant
£200 to £250 day rate
6 Months
Mostly Remote

Robert Walters has partnered with a client based in Telford who is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their team for 6 months. The post holder will be a qualified accountant who will provide specialist technical financial information and advice and act as a finance lead for specific, complex work areas including projects and programmes.

The main tasks of the Senior Accountant:
* Technical specialisms may include a significant role in the completion of the statutory accounts, financial advice and support for major capital projects, key cost improvement programmes and project work which is likely to involve cross-organisational arrangements
* To undertake a workload of providing financial management information and advice to stakeholders including staff, and reporting directly to the Group Accountant
* Responsible for the effective and efficient management of staff as required
* Strategy planning and supporting services in developing savings options or carrying out service reviews
* Responsible for reporting information on statutory returns, and non-statutory returns as requested in line with time limits prescribed
* In conjunction with the Group Accountant, continual review of processes to ensure the Financial Management System is fully utilised and the most efficient practices are in place
* Supporting Service Delivery Managers and budget holders to understand and use the financial information available, including the promotion of 'self-service'

You will be working alongside the Group Accountant in order to agree on actions and responses to queries and to consult on proposed actions where these have a material effect on financial performance or is a staff related issue.

The post holder will have direct line management responsibility for a small number of staff and will be expected to take a lead and therefore make decisions with regards to the way work is carried out regarding adherence to policy or regulations.

The skills required from the Senior Accountant:
* Proactive approach to progressing and resolving financial issues appropriate to the job role
* Good interpersonal skills providing effective customer support
* Able to supervise and deploy staff
* Ability to analyse and interpret financial information to identify financial implications
* Ability to undertake complex costings and assessment of financial implications arising
* Understand the concept of Value for Money
* Good communication skills and the ability to present complex financial information and outcomes in a format accessible to the user
* Produce accurate and robust work to required deadlines
* Prioritise effectively whilst dealing with competing demands and a challenging workload
* Good ICT skills for reporting including a good understanding of all systems available and effective use of these
* Proven negotiating skills and the ability to influence with tact and diplomacy

If you are interested in this role then please forward your CV and availability to (url removed)

At Robert Walters Group, we endeavour to contact all candidates to register their details. However, due to the high number of applications we receive, if we have not reached out to you within 72 hours, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion
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