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Financial Accountant

Sellick Partnership are actively recruiting to a long term interim Financial Accountant post, for an established not for profit client, based in Leeds City Centre. The role will involve leading and managing the financial accounting team, ensuring that all controls and procedures are developed, maintained and adhered to. You will be responsible for producing statutory accounts on a timely basis and you il be providing professional financial advice and guidance to officers on a range of financial matters

Key responsibilities of the Financial Accountant:

  • Design, implement and maintain the systems required for delivering the objective of the function
  • Lead, manage and provide professional technical support to the finance teams covering nominal ledger, debtors, creditors, cash and banking and payroll
  • Ensure financial record, systems and other internal controls, including standing orders and financial regulations, are properly managed, controlled and complied with
  • Ensure VAT returns and completed properly and on a timely basis
  • Provide direction on complex payroll and pension matters and provide expert input into development work involving pay processes
  • Create, develop and implement appropriate systems to support funding bid submissions, grant claims and other processes
  • Review and approve grant claims, ensuring that all the conditions are met and claims are properly certified and submitted
  • Review funding bid submissions, providing critical financial accounting advice and guidance
  • Preparation of statutory accounts
  • Develop and monitor the borrowing and investment activities
  • Deliver financial results against KPIs
  • Analyse and appraise financial related information ensuring financial process deadlines are met

Required skills and experience of the Financial Accountant role:

  • To hold a recognised CCAB accounting qualification
  • Strong experience and understanding of financial control
  • Deep understanding of financial procedures, within a Local Authority
  • Experience of prioritising, planning and organising workloads to manage expectations and deadlines
  • Experience of managing people, including appraisals, performance management, disciplinary, recruitment and selection
  • Experience of developing systems of internal financial control
  • Experience of producing statutory financial accounts
  • Advanced user of excel
  • Experience of managing budgets
  • Demonstrable experience of reviewing grant and funding bids
  • Experience of managing complex financial processes with multiple stakeholders
  • Experienced in forming and developing effective senior level working relationships with members, government and partner organisations

If you believe you have the necessary skills and experience for the Financial Accountant role, please apply now, or contact Stephanie Tasker at Sellick Partnership.

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