Project Consultant - level 14

Recruiter
REED
Location
Islington
Salary
Up to £10,000
Posted
23 Nov 2020
Closes
23 Dec 2020
Ref
1834372316
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are working with a local authority based in North London who are currently recruiting for a Project Consultant to join their team, working on the Implementation of the accounting standard IFRS 16 Leases as adopted by CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting (the Code).

You will be required to implement the necessary changes, document procedures and processes and provide any training needed to enable ‘business as usual’.The standard will be applicable to local authorities from 1 April 2021. The assessment of the changes required and what this will mean financially for the authority is a high priority as it could have an impact on the council’s 2021/22 budget, due to be approved in February 2021.

Key responsibilities:
  • Review of existing leases to ensure completeness
  • Implementation of the new leasing standard IFRS 16
  • Review lease documentation and record data for adoption of IFRS 16 in a systematic, efficient and accurate manner
  • Liaise with key departments and stakeholders, outside Finance, to resolve any issues or missing data
  • Provide sound technical advice on accounting issues and matters of interpretation
  • Develop and implement new processes and controls that are efficient and robust

Skills & Experience Required:
  • CCAB qualified financial accountant
  • Detailed knowledge of IFRS 16
  • Experience of IFRS 16 implementation
  • Strong knowledge of systems, process and controls

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