Interim Assistant Accountant Bank Reconciliations

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Interim Assistant Accountant Bank Reconciliations
Interim Position

N Northamptonshire HQ0000000250

Posted: 22nd July 2021 11:01
  • Pay Rate:

    PAYE equivalent of £350 max per day LTD

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

HOME Based Remote   

To complete monthly and quarterly reconciliations for both Corby and East Northamptonshire councils   

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Carry out the reconciliation of the Councils Bank Account using the data submitted from various systems, which is verified in the General Ledger and in agreement with the closing balance on the bank accounts  
  • Prepare reconciliation for proved un-presented cheques and a detailed listing of cancelled cheques  
  • Write off outdated cheques in line with procedures and submit details to the relevant service area in order for them to action within their relevant systems  
  • On reconciliation of the control accounts, investigate and resolve any anomalies.   
  • Process journal and post to general ledger any corrections that need to be made  
  • Complete working papers as necessary in line with the Final Accounts process at year end and monitor on a monthly basis the movement of balance sheet accounts  
  • Ensure that all key reconciliations are undertaken. Co-ordinate and complete a monitoring spreadsheet which shows the key reconciliations other officers are responsible for and report this on a monthly basis to the Group Accountant and Financial Services Manager 

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.

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

  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. Full or part qualified Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) (or equivalent) OR Have sufficient experience at this level for more than one year 
  5. Knowledge & Experience: 
    1. Knowledge of Accounting Principles 
    2. Experience in the use of mainframe and PC applications 
  6. Proven ability to set and achieve objectives within the agreed timetable with a minimum of supervision. 
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages 

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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Job Ref: N Northamptonshire HQ0000000250
Interim Assistant Accountant Bank Reconciliations
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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