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Senior Financial Accountant (London or Darlington)

Location: London, Greater London
Sector: Central Government
Date Posted: 03/12/2021
Salary: £49,500 - £57,000 per year up to £7,000 accountancy allowance
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB18954
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£52,500 - £57,000 (London)

£49,500 - £54,000 (National)

With an additional accountancy allowance of up to £7,000 pa for suitably qualified candidate

If you’re interested in making a difference to people’s lives across the country, the Treasury is the department for you! We sit at the centre of everything that the Government does and have provided advice on economic policy and decisions that affect the public finances throughout the country’s history. A Treasury career continues to offer an exciting opportunity to be part of the decision making that affects the whole of the UK.

Working at the heart of government, we collaborate with other departments to ensure public money is spent well and to drive strong and sustainable economic growth. Our work ranges from protecting customers through to the regulation of the financial sector, helping to reduce carbon emissions and creating a greener economy, supporting people across the country through the COVID 19 furlough scheme and Plan for Jobs as well as helping first time buyers buy their first home.HM Treasury is proud of a diverse and inclusive work environment, committed to fairness and the promotion of equality of opportunity for all. We know that having a range of experiences, ways of working and thinking makes us a stronger organisation, better at developing policy that is reflective of the communities we serve.

The responsibilities of the Senior Financial Accountant will include:

The role will be required to deliver the following responsibilities:

  • Managing the production, including appropriate management review and escalation where necessary, of;
    • The Treasury’s annual report and accounts (ARA), including the narrative sections of the document, as well as the consolidated financial statements;
    • The Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) submission for the HM Treasury
  • Leading the production of the small company accounts for a number of the Treasury’s bodies.
  • Liaising with external audit over the audit period to ensure smooth progression of the HMT ARA and other company accounts to meet the laying timetable.
  • Building strong professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders while acting as a subject expert, providing technical accounting advice in line with IFRS and the financial reporting manual (FReM) and other relevant Government guidance documents.
  • Analysing current processes to identify and implement ways to improve processes and financial control.
  • Managing key balance sheet items and the monthly processes including reviewing working papers and approving journals.
  • Managing at least one staff member within the branch, with a focus on building their capability.

Key Skills & Experience

  • Experience of financial statements preparation and financial accounting for complex consolidations, including experience of applying International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Qualified with CCAB, CIMA or equivalent
  • Strong numeracy, analytical and Excel skills

For more information, please apply using the link, or contact Michael Swinburn or Jack White.

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