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Technical Accounts Lead

  • £650.00 - £700.00 per day
  • Bedfordshire
  • Contract/Interim
  • Finance & Accountancy, Financial Services

Sellick Partnership are currently recruiting for an Interim Closedown/End of Year Accountant to join one of our Local Authority clients for a minimum of 6 months. This is a crucial role within the structure and gives the successful applicant the chance to add real value to the existing team during a vital time of year.

Key responsibilities of the Closedown Accountant:

  • Leading the year end process
  • Working as an intermediary to explain any variance analysis
  • Preparation, reviewing, sense checking and proof reading of final accounts
  • Supporting colleagues in the resolution of accounting and budgetary issues
  • Treasury Management
  • Managing the Capital Programmes
  • VAT, Creditors
  • Provision of technical accounting and possibly budgetary advice
  • Preparing adjusting journals as necessary
  • Being the main point of contact for auditors
  • Leading the group consolidations
  • Ensuring the delivery against the audit schedules and timelines.

The successful Closedown Accountant will:

  • Must have experience of closing accounts for a Local Authority
  • Evidence of working within the Public/Local Authority Sector
  • Development and delivery of process improvements
  • Ideally be fully qualified and registered with professional accounting qualification such as CIMA, ACCA or equivalent
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to influence others
  • Self-starter experienced in leading on year-end and liaising with auditors
  • Advanced excel skills.

We are offering a competitive day rate of £550-600 per day depending on experience.

This really is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation that are recognised as being one of the best establishments in their Sector. There are fantastic opportunities available for the right candidate in the medium to long-term future, and this is certainly one not to be missed.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

Rebecca Dawson Senior Consultant

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