Senior Accountant – Finance Team

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Senior Accountant - Finance Team
Contract / Temporary

Portsmouth 5247152

Posted: 2nd April 2024 17:47
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.84 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months


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Temporary Senior Accountant - Finance Team

Reference no: Portsmouth 5247152

Pay Rate: £18.84 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2 months


Flexible working / Working from home 2/3 days a week.

This role is a key member of the finance team that supports the Housing, Neighbourhood and Building Services Directorate. This exciting role will see you supporting some of the Directorate's major housing, projects and initiatives. You will be an integral part of a dedicated team to facilitate delivery of better outcomes for our tenants and residents.

The successful applicant will report into the Finance Manager or Group Accountant to deliver a full range of high-quality financial management and accountancy services to a range of clients. These include the councillors, functional directors, officers of the council as well as to the council’s auditors, government departments and external stakeholders in order to support the strategic aims of the council and to assist in the management of the accountancy teams including other professionally qualified staff.

You'll also provide specialist knowledge and expertise in order to assist in the city council’s revenue and capital budget process, budget forecasting and monitoring processes. This role will provide financial advice to members and officers and ensures completion of statutory financial statements, statutory returns and financial analysis. It assists in the role of ensuring that the city council’s assets are managed in line with current legislation, the constitution and financial rules of the Council and other professional codes of practice.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Be CCAB qualified with 2 years post qualified experience and be able to demonstrate professional updating.


  • Have knowledge of Local Government Finance 


  • Have experience of advising senior officers and attending management teams and working groups on finance related issues
  • Have experience of and the skills needed to manage people and processes to meet deadlines.
  • Have substantial experience of preparing budgets for a period of more than one year and of preparing monthly budget monitoring reports.
  • Have extensive experience of the preparation of monthly accounts, financial monitoring and final annual accounts.
  • Have experience of appraising and evaluating the financial implications of projects and proposals using accounting techniques
  • Demonstrate experience of working in a Finance role that supported a Housing Revenue Account or similar accounting arrangement.
  • Have experience of financially appraising housing development schemes, or any other building projects.

Skills & Abilities: 

  • Have good organisational skills and be able to prioritise work & concentrate time on the most important matters to meet key deadlines 
  • Have the ability to form good relationships & provide a first class service 
  • Be computer literate - have a high standard of spreadsheet skills and be proficient in the use of Word, Outlook and Excel etc plus the ability to use financial information systems such as Oracle & if possible large databases such as the Northgate Housing Systems 


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Senior Accountant - Finance Team
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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