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Interim Senior Financial Accountant

Location: Greater Manchester, Manchester
Sector: Public sector
Date Posted: 08/10/2021
Salary: £275 - £315 per day
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB17739i
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Robertson Bell are delighted to be working with a Public Sector organisation, to recruit an Interim Senior Financial Accountant on a 9-month contract with potential to extend beyond this point. The role will be a 50/50 split of home and office-based working.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Day to day management of the small Payroll and Financial Accounts team.
  • Lead on the production of the Annual Accounts including collation and create of clear, accurate and timely working papers.
  • Be a key point of contact for internal and external auditors including helping the team develop an internal audit pan around the business needs.
  • Ensure the balance sheet and control codes are maintained.
  • Lead on the provision of management information for Executive Team and Board reporting.
  • Ensure all control accounts are correctly maintained and reported by leading on the systems and processes to ensure the Statement of Financial Position.
  • Produce and updated the balance sheet forecast monthly.
  • Submit VAT returns to HMRC on a monthly basis.
  • Maintenance of the fixed asset register.
  • Oversee the outsourced payroll function and in-house payroll officer.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a fully qualified accountant, with extensive experience in a Financial Accounting or Financial Controller role.
  • Have experience of working within the Government, NHS, Local Authority or Education sector.
  • Have previously managed a team of at least 2 direct reports.
  • Have an understanding of payroll and pensions processes.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate and present financial information/data to a wide range of staff groups.

This role has been deemed to fall inside of IR35 and will be paid through an umbrella company.

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