HMRC Reconciliation Accounting Technician

250.00 - 300.00 GBP Daily + GBP250 - GBP300/day
26 Sep 2017
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Corporate Finance fulfils a vital role at the heart of HMRC. We are responsible for ensuring that HMRC plans and manages its performance, makes good decisions and is held to account on accurate financial and performance data. Our activity helps HMRC:

• Maximise revenues;
• Transform tax and payments for our customers;
• Design and deliver a professional, efficient and engaging organisation.

The External Reporting & Analysis Team has responsibility for production and assurance of the majority of the Departmental Accounts. These include the Trust Statement (TS), National Insurance Fund (NIF) accounts for GB and NI, Whole of Government Accounts (WGA), monthly in year tax management accounts, financial statements/ accounts for the European Commission and the Isle of Man accounts.

The team also maintains and develops tax accounting policy and provides specialist technical accounting advice for all HMRC transformation activity where this impacts Financial Reporting.

Role Purpose
The Reconciliation Accountancy Technician will work within the Tax Accounting and Revenue Analysis Team working to bring all outstanding reconciliations up to date, ensuring that any discrepancies are identified/resolved and ensuring that there are effective and ongoing controls in place.

Key responsibilities will include:
•Working with a small team to bring a number of bank and suspense reconciliations up to date;
•Working on monthly ledger routines to provide assurance on accounting data;
•Ensuring that discrepancies are identified, resolved and logged for audit purposes;
•Putting in place effective ongoing controls for each reconciliation;
•Bringing up to date and then maintaining guidance notes on how to undertake the reconciliations;
•Resolving any problems identified with processes;
•Working with the wider accounts production team to either assist in delivering key accounting information or to assist in resolving issues/concerns with accounting system processes;
•Being an effective and pro-active team member.

Academic/Professional Qualifications
Desirable criteria: Part Qualified CPFA or AAT and/or equivalent level of knowledge and experience

Specialist knowledge and experience
Essential skills/knowledge
•Ability to communicate technical accounting concepts clearly and concisely;
•Excellent numeracy and analytical skills;
•Advanced MS Excel skills;
•Excellent planning and organisational ability;
•Ability to work without close supervision;
•High level of accuracy and experience of meeting tight deadlines;
•Innovative with experience of continuous accounting improvements;
•Good at technical accounting problem resolution.

Desirable experience
•Experience of working in a fast paced technical accounting environment with large financial systems
•Working within the Public Sector using SAP systems