16 February 2020
The Interim Finance Manager - Corporate Accountancy (Closing Accountant) has day to day responsibility for financial accounting within the Council and is instrumental in the production of the statutory statement of accounts and other statutory returns and documents. You will lead a small team responsible for a number of critical financial control functions (chart of accounts, reconciliations) and work closely with the Finance Manager – Systems and the Finance Systems team. You will also provide advice to the business on accountancy, financial control, reporting and tax. You will develop key relationships with the Council’s external auditor and coordinate the finance function to attain the best standards of financial control and financial reporting.
Prospective candidates should:
- Have a thorough experience of closing local authority accounts;
- Be able to intuitively sort large amounts of data, quickly analyse the results and detect and fix potential problems.
- Be an expert user of spreadsheets and be able to expertly interrogate the general ledger and other finance systems.
- Be able to lead a high-performing team, get the best from others across the finance function and build relationships with a wide array of stakeholders.
This assignment would suit a candidate who is looking for a long term contract with a good possibility of the role going permanent. The role could be an FTC or day rate inside IR35 and salary will be dependent on experience.
To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.
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