Assistant Accountant – Housing

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Assistant Accountant – Housing
LEAMINGTON SPA, Warwickshire
Contract / Temporary

Warwick 5220215

Posted: 24th November 2022 15:45
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £15.16 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • LEAMINGTON SPA, Warwickshire,

    CV32 5HZ

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Assistant Accountant – Housing

Job Reference: Warwick 5220215

Pay Rate: Up to £15.16 per hour PAYE, depending on experience

To assist in the provision of a comprehensive accountancy service for a range of Service Areas within the Council and to assist the Principal Accountants with their responsibilities.

  • Ensure that the relevant financial and non financial information is supplied to a range of Service Areas in accordance with agreed timetables and prepare detailed fees and charges and estimates reports under the direction of a Principal Accountant.
  • Undertake a key role in the final accounts process, ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the information provided. Working within the final accounts timetable to meet deadlines. Working with Service Areas and supported by a Principal Accountant as appropriate.
  • Responsibility for preparing other estimates and accounting for a range of budget heads that do not follow departmental lines e.g. insurances, NNDR, Corporate Repairs and Maintenance, Housing Revenue Account, support service recharges.
  • Assist in maintaining the integrity of the General Ledger by ensuring that budgets, descriptions and codes are up to date and that accounts are reconciled and cleared when appropriate.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for managers. Monitor actual income and expenditure and assist manager’s forecast for the end of year position. Advise budget managers of possible under/over spending and work with them to resolve variances, undertaking further investigations as necessary This includes assisting in the preparation of monthly monitoring reports for SMT and Executive, based on information received from Managers, adhering to timescales.
  • Prepare financial information and give advice to Service Areas and the Head of Finance/Strategic Finance Manager in relation to special projects. Attend departmental management meetings and report on financial matters as and when required
  • Document systems and tasks as and when required and train finance and non finance staff in order that they can carry out their financial responsibilities as outlined in the Code of Financial Practice.
  • Remain up to date with regard to financial requirements and arrangements and advise managers of all relevant changes, interpreting new guidance to enable a full understanding by staff.
  • Completion of various statistical returns and grant claims in an accurate and timely manner in order to ensure that the Council complies with its obligations, both statutory and non statutory.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. AAT level experience
  2. Minimum of 5 years recent experience in local government finance, preferably within a similar role
  3. Extensive and varied work experience in finance and accountancy
  4. Knowledge and experience of using financial management systems.
  5. Competent at using and creating spreadsheets.
  6. Microsoft Office skills


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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.

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Assistant Accountant – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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Assistant Accountant – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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