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Temporary Year End Accountant

Location: LEICESTER, LEICESTERSHIRE Salary: 17.00 - 19.00 GBP Per Hour
Sector: Finance Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: N/A Applications: N/A
Posted: 10 months ago Reference: 3115617

Reed Accountancy & Finance are currently working with a local government based in central Leicester who are looking for a Year End Accountant to join them on a temporary basis but on a rolling contract.

Major Objectives

Contribute to the process of setting and monitoring the revenue budget and capital programme.
To contribute to the achievement of service objectives by supporting service managers in the effective management of cost centres – provide expert financial advice and ensure sound financial information is provided for decision making purposes.
To ensure that proper accounting practice, statutory requirements and the Council’s financial rules are adhered to.
Ensure compliance with financial deadlines.
To contribute to the development and maintenance of best practice in financial standards and discipline.
Maximise the use of resources available to the Council.
To manage and develop finance staff in accordance with corporate aims and objectives.
To provide information and respond to queries from the Authority’s external auditors to ensure
That the Authority’s financial accounts and grant claims are certified on time and without qualification.

Summary of Task

To provide financial and other information/advice to specific timescales. Interpret and explain complex legislative directives and guidelines, financial regulations etc.
Ensure grant returns, subsidy and other claims for reimbursement of amounts due to the council are completed and submitted as appropriate
Complete and submit statistical information, specialist support and returns as appropriate.
Complete end of year accounts for respective department.
Co ordinates and monitors budget determination, setting and preparation, revenue forecasts, capital investment programmes, ensuring timescales are met.
Reviews, develops and implements accounting systems and procedures. Carries out project work including being lead person as appropriate.
Provides input to the Council’s strategic planning process.
Enhance the financial awareness and capability of cost centre managers – provide support and training.
Specific tasks and specialist support as allocated by the Head of Finance / Principal Accountant and as appropriate to the level of the postholder.
Ability to be able to cover for an Accountant who manages a team.

Should you wish to be considered for this position, please apply online or call the Reed Accountancy and Finance branch in Leicester and speak to Ryan Gillespie. 

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