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Interim Senior Financial Accountant

Michael Page
South Yorkshire, England, Barnsley
GBP48526 - GBP54619 per annum
Closing date
17 Apr 2023

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Public sector and government
Salary band
£40,000 - £50,000, £50,000 - £60,000
Contract type
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home

Job Details

Interim Senior Financial Accountant opportunity available. Public Sector Organisation based in Barnsley.

Client Details

My client is a large, highly-regarded public sector organisation based in the Barnsley area who are looking for an Interim Senior Financial Accountant to join their team for a 6 month period. They are offering up to £54,619 equivalent on a daily rate and a flexible working pattern with only 1 to 2 days a week on site.


The responsibilities of the Interim Senior Financial Accountant include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring that the organisation asset register is updated and maintained to provide accurate and complete reports of all assets held and that there are effective controls in place for the management, recording and disposal of assets.
  • To explain, advise and assist managers, budget holders and other staff within finance in interpreting highly complex rules relating to the capitalisation of expenditure and the classification of assets.
  • To review and authorise monthly depreciation journals ensuring that a reconciliation between the fixed asset register and General Ledger is carried out on a quarterly basis.
  • To undertake highly complex and detailed calculations using own judgement to produce forecast capital charge costs for the next financial year to be included in prices.
  • To plan and organise regular audits of the organisations' assets ensuring that assets at all sites are verified in the most effective manner over a 12 month rolling period.
  • To undertake an annual impairment review and highlight potential risks to the year end financial position.
  • Responsible for the production of a monthly balance sheet, funds flow and cash flow statement together with a year end forecast based on current knowledge and 'best estimates' for inclusion in the Board performance report.


The successful candidate will:

  • Be a fully qualified accountant (ACCA/ACA/CIMA or CIPFA) ESSENTIAL
  • Previous experience within a Financial Accountant position ESSENTIAL
  • Previous line management experience ESSENTIAL
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills ESSENTIAL
  • Be immediately available or on a week's notice period ESSENTIAL
  • Previous experience within a public sector organisation DESIRABLE

Job Offer

Up to £54,619 equivalent on a daily rate + Interim Financial Accountant opportunity + weekly pay + hybrid working + Immediate start


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Michael Page has pioneered a unique, consultative approach to recruitment, enabling us to find the best fit between our client’s needs and the candidate’s experience and abilities. With an emphasis on delivering results and establishing long-term relationships, our consultants waive commission in favour of quarterly profit share – that means impartial career advice and an entire team pulling together on your behalf.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 164 offices in 34 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package.

We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career. Take this opportunity to browse our accounting, tax and treasury jobs to find out more about our specific expertise:
• Industry and commerce
• Financial services
• Public and not-for-profit
• Taxation
• Specialist markets
• Treasury
• Newly qualified ACA

Alternatively, if you're looking to hire, please send us a job brief or get in touch to find out how our track record could add value to your recruitment process”

Visit the Michael Page website for more information

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