Assistant Accountant

Recruiter
Birmingham
Location
Coventry
Posted
24 Nov 2018
Closes
06 Jan 2019
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
SF Group are working in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 to recruit an Assistant Accountant role for their growing team. The role is a fixed term post until March 2022. Formed in 2015, Coventry City of Culture Trust was set up to bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. Having successfully secured the prestigious title, the organisation are working towards building a team to deliver a number of projects for the city. Coventry is a diverse city where the vision to bring people together is integral. This project is reflective of Coventry's innovation, warmth and invention. This position is integral in benefiting the City in a major boost in tourism and investment as the organisation will host a spectacular year of events as well as a build-up period and legacy programmes. Given that Coventry will be UK City of Culture in 2021, you will be part of an amazing journey where you will be part of an organisation who will be working in communities, talking to businesses and planning the organisation's programme. During the bidding period, Coventry City of Culture committed to a number of step changes including: •£2.5m additional visitors for 2021 •100 new businesses regularly supporting the arts •80% of the population experiencing at least three events •20% increase in BAME audiences •Target of over 16,000 active volunteers and participants Coventry City of Culture is a registered charity and are located in the heart of Coventry city centre. Although there are plans to move in 2019, the focus very much remains on staying in the City. Key responsibilities include working on the City of Culture project alongside managing separate projects such as Arts Council and Heritage Lottery Fund which all include individual budgets and management accounts. You will be using Xero system and sage payroll which will eventually be brought in house. Your duties will include assisting with the Trust's management accounts, bank reconciliations, control account reconciliation, project accounting, reporting to budget holders and ensuring that robust controls are put in place to safeguard the organisation. As the ideal candidate you will have strong experience in accounts preparation and supervisory exposure is desirable, however, not essential. You will be part qualified (CIMA/ACCA) or equivalent and study support will be given to exceptional candidates. This is a full time role working 39 hours and holidays are 33 days per annum inclusive of bank holidays. If you would like to register your interest in working for the organisation, please send your covering letter along with CV to Gurinder Mullhi - gmullhi@sfgroup.com.

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