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Assistant Accountant

AKTON Resourcing Ltd
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Assistant Accountant

Purpose of job
(The Purpose of the job gives a statement explaining the job's overall objectives)

To assist in the provision of a comprehensive accountancy service for a range of Service Areas within the Council and to assist the Principal Accountants with their responsibilities.

Main responsibilities

(Give a maximum of eight brief descriptions of what the main responsibilities are and assign time percentage values against each one). %

Ensure that the relevant financial and non-financial information is supplied to a range of Service Areas in accordance with agreed timetables and prepare detailed fees and charges and estimates reports under the direction of a Principal Accountant.
Undertake a key role in the final accounts process, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the information provided. Working within the final accounts timetable to meet deadlines. Working with Service Areas and supported by a Principal Accountant as appropriate. 15
Responsibility for preparing other estimates and accounting for a range of budget heads that do not follow departmental lines e.g. insurances, NNDR, Corporate Repairs and Maintenance, Housing Revenue Account, support service recharges. 10
Assist in maintaining the integrity of the General Ledger by ensuring that budgets, descriptions and codes are up to date and that accounts are reconciled and cleared when appropriate. 5
Prepare monthly financial statements for managers. Monitor actual income and expenditure and assist manager's forecast for the end of year position. Advise budget managers of possible under/over spending and work with them to resolve variances, undertaking further investigations as necessary This includes assisting in the preparation of monthly monitoring reports for SLT and Cabinet, based on information received from Managers, adhering to timescales. 25
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