Senior Accounts (Local authority)

Essential Employment
Up to £10,000
23 Sep 2020
28 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Senior Accountant needed in Portsmouth £27ph paye or £33.83ph umbrella.

Ref 5148856

This is working full time hours on a temporary basis.

What is the role?

It's an exciting time to join our team. We're undergoing a cultural change and are working together to build new ways of working. We're introducing a Business Intelligence solution which means budget holders will have invaluable insight at their fingertips. You'll play an essential part in securing buy-in from people across the council and gathering insight to make sure it is used to its full potential.

The successful applicant will work with the Finance Manager or Group Accountants to deliver a full range of high quality financial management and accountancy services to a range of clients. These include the members, strategic directors, officers of the client as well as to the 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 that 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 and other professional codes of practice.

Who is the person?

You need to:
  • Be CCAB qualified with substantial post qualified experience and be able to demonstrate professional updating.
  • Be computer literate, having a high standard of spreadsheet skills and being proficient in the use of Word, Outlook and Excel etc. You'll also need to be able to use financial information systems such as Oracle (E-Business Suite) and Business Intelligence.
  • Have excellent communication skills and experience of advising senior officers and attending management teams and working groups on finance related issues.
  • Have knowledge of Local Government Finance.
  • Have substantial experience of preparing budgets for a period of more than one year, preparing monthly budget monitoring reports, 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.