Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Reference: 3592034_1557505109
Contact Name: James Dixon
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 10, 2019 17:18

Job Description

Financial Accountant - £45,000 + 22% pension

Your new company
A public sector business who are looking to hire a technical accountant to take charge of the financial accounts.

Your new role
Major Tasks:

  1. Financial Accounting
  2. Accounting - Control accounts (balance sheet recs)
  3. Projects to include new finance system implementation
  4. Capital Accounting
  5. Maintenance of Corporation Bank Accounts
  6. VAT Advice/Return

Job Activities: 1. Financial Accounting
Responsible for
1.1 Preparation of the annual financial accounts
1.2 Completion and submission of the Finance Record/Plan
1.3 Liaising with the External Auditors over the Management Letter
1.4 Liaising with the actuaries over the pension (FRS102) report

2. Accounting - Control/Balance sheet recs
Responsible for
2.1 Maintenance of control accounts
2.2 Liaison with other staff members regarding upkeep of control accounts and reconciliations with the nominal ledger 3. Projects
Responsible for
3.1 The post holder will be required to undertake project work throughout on behalf of the VP Finance & Resources and the Head of Finance e.g. new finance systems implementation

4. Capital Accounting Responsible for
4.1 The accounting and financial reporting of capital projects
5. Maintenance of Corporation Bank Accounts Responsible for
5.1 The maintenance on a regular basis of the Corporation's bank accounts and fixed term deposits
5.2 Arranging transfers, when necessary, between the accounts and deposits to maximise interest receivable
5.3 Be the Finance cover for the Reconciliation of the Corporation's bank accounts, cash-books and financial systems
5.4 Advising others of the timings for payment runs to maximise interest receivable.
5.5 Raising and posting journals affecting the bank accounts, general ledger and nominal ledger

6. VAT Advice
Responsible for
6.1 Undertake to cover the Management Accountant in the Preparation of VAT returns to HM Revenue and Customs, as and when required
6.2 Liaising with appropriate departments over issuing of VAT exemption certificates
6.3 Advising other staff within of VAT regulations 7. General
7.1 The post holder may be required to attend management meetings as appropriate, e.g. Corporation, Finance and General Purposes Committee, Audit Committee, SMT
7.2 The post holder assists with and inputs to the project for the replacement of the finance system
7.3 Provide technical accounting support to the other members of the finance department
7.4 Provide technical IT support and advice to other members of the Finance Team in areas to include the operation of the Finance System and Electronic Banking Systems
7.5 Provide cover for the Management Accountant, Head of Finance and Director of Finance as required 7.6 The point of contact and liaison for all insurance matters and queries 7.7 The post holder may be required to contribute and input to the NCS risk management strategy and processes

What you'll need to succeed
be a qualified accountant

What you'll get in return
22% pension

What you need to do now
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