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Interim Chief Accountant

NT080224_1707413718
Location: South East England
Sector: Accountancy
Salary: £500 - £700 per day
Type: Contract

Job Description

  1. Extensive experience in financial accounting and reporting within a local government setting, with a focus on Year-End Closure and Statement of Accounts preparation.
  2. In-depth knowledge of relevant accounting standards and regulations governing local government finance, including IFRS, FRS102, and the Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the UK.
  3. Proven track record of managing the Year-End Closure process, including coordinating the preparation of financial statements, accruals, prepayments, and adjustments.
  4. Experience in liaising with auditors and overseeing the external audit process for the Statement of Accounts.
  5. Strong understanding of local authority revenue and expenditure streams, including council tax, business rates, grants, and capital financing.
  6. Proficiency in financial software systems commonly used in local government finance, such as Capita, Civica, or Oracle.
  7. Excellent analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data and identify discrepancies or irregularities.
  8. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with finance team members, budget holders, and other departments to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.
  10. Thorough understanding of internal control procedures and risk management principles, with a focus on maintaining financial integrity and compliance.
  11. Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize tasks effectively to meet tight deadlines during the Year-End Closure period.
  12. Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in financial reporting, including the preparation of disclosure notes and supporting documentation.
  13. Flexibility and adaptability to respond to changing legislative requirements or accounting standards affecting local government finance.
  14. Commitment to professional development and staying abreast of changes in accounting standards, regulations, and best practices relevant to local authority finance.

Vivid Resourcing are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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