Interim Divisional Accountant – Finance / Education

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Interim Divisional Accountant – Finance / Education
Southwark, London
Interim Position

Southwark 5211874

Posted: 26th July 2022 14:02
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  • Pay Rate:

    £240.96 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • Southwark, London,

    SE1 2QH

What's involved with this role:

Interim Divisional Accountant – Finance / Education

Job Ref: Southwark 5211874

To provide professional management accounting services with expert analysis and advice, to aid the strategic decision making process. The post holder will promote integration of revenue and capital planning and the service objectives of the departments and council.

Key responsibilities:

  • Interpret and prepare briefing notes on new, current and proposed legislation or relevant accounting issues.
  • Respond to requests for information from members, officers, other organisations and the public.
  • Prepare and provide input to government and other bodies’ statistical information requirements.
  • Liaison with the external auditors on all appropriate issues.
  • Advise on and devising ways in which financial management processes can be improved.
  • Work towards the integration of revenue and capital budget initiatives in line with service objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with the council’s overall regulatory framework.
  • Provide finance input for cabinet and other committee reports as required.
  • Participate in regular meetings of officer groups to discuss council-wide revenue and capital issues.

 

 

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

 

  • Qualified Accountant (CCAB) or Part qualified with relevant CPD.
  • Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • Detailed, up-to-date knowledge of all relevant aspects of Local Government finance including Local Authority accounting, the finance of LG and financial administration.
  • Previous experience of education (desirable).
  • Detailed knowledge of financial governance, planning, decision making, monitoring & forecasting and reporting.
  • IT literate, especially on financial management systems (ideally SAP), strong Excel skills.

 

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Other “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. 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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Interim Divisional Accountant – Finance / Education
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Client Category: Local Authority

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