• Job Title: Financial Accountant
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey
  • Job Base: Office based
  • Salary: £30.91 per hour
  • Reference: V-80805
  • Contact Email: farnham@sammons.co.uk
  • Contact Phone: 01252 727887
  • Job Published: 06/02/2024 16:50

Job Description

Financial Accountant

Reigate, Surrey | £30.91 per hour | Posted 23 days ago

Our client is looking for an experienced Financial Accountant to join their team.

This role plays a pivotal part in producing the annual statement of accounts with an unqualified audit opinion. The position involves analysing and interpreting financial regulations, implementing systems for compliance, and maintaining a robust internal control framework.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Produce and maintain the annual chart of accounts, ensuring alignment with the financial structure and regulatory requirements
  • Oversee the preparation of accurate and compliant financial reports and statements for timely submission to internal and external stakeholders
  • Act as a technical expert on accounting practices, providing guidance for the production of the annual accounts
  • Stay up to date with changes in accounting standards and regulations, communicating their implications
  • Ensure adherence to financial regulations, accounting standards, and government financial reporting requirements
  • Serve as the single point of contact and authority for external auditors
  • Coordinate audit processes, address findings, and ensure compliance with audit requirements
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders, including councillors, senior management, auditors, and government agencies
  • Provide financial information and answer queries
  • Collaborate with IT teams to implement and maintain appropriate IT systems supporting financial controls and reporting
  • Oversee learning and development initiatives to promote regulatory adherence
  • Manage a group of staff to ensure the delivery of annual targets and goals within budgetary constraints
  • Lead, motivate, and develop individuals using a coaching approach
Ideal Skills and Experience Required:

  • Qualified Accountant, preferably CIPFA, with full professional membership of CCAB, CIMA, or overseas equivalent body
  • Authoritative knowledge of work practices, processes, and procedures relevant to the role
  • Ability to manage budgets and resources effectively
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Thorough understanding of the CIPFA Code and IFRS
  • Previous experience in a role involving analysis of business/information and interaction with senior business representatives
This role is on a temporary basis up until the end of September.

If you feel this role suits your skills and experience, click ‘apply’ now or call us to discuss.

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