Career Level Manager
Our client is seeking a Financial Accountant to join their team on a fixed term contract initially for 4-6 months, however this could lead to a permanent position.
Annual salary is between £46,038 – £50,173, this is based on a 35-hour working week, with 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and a very generous pension scheme.
The purpose of this position is to work with the Director of Finance to provide strategic and operational advice to the CEO and other senior colleagues on all aspects of financial management.
To contribute towards the continual development of financial practices and policies; ensuring the consistent internal controls and accurate accounting records.
To support the Director of Finance in the consolidation of accounts, managing funds and the preparation and consolidation of all financial returns to the ESFA and connected government departments.
Essential experience required:
ACCA/ICAEW, CIMA or equivalent – completed or almost completed
Preparation of budgets and management of the budgeting process
Creation and presentation of robust management accounts
Track record of dealing with internal and/or external audit
Proven experience of working with computerised financial and management information systems
Advanced excel skills
Ability to analyse and interpret complex financial information, assess the implications and identify corrective action
Knowledge of the principles which underlie the budget management process
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to communicate financial issues to non-financial people
Independent decision-making skills
Ability to work with and influence senior colleagues
Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads, showing resilience and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Can consistently practice collective responsibilityDesirable experience:
Experience working in the Education sector
Working with PSF accounting software
Knowledge of public sector funding processes and requirementsPlease bear in mind that you may not hear from us straight away. Due to the high level of applications, we receive every day, we can only respond to applicants, whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. If you would like to be considered for similar and future positions, or for a complete listing of all our current vacancies, please visit our website