Financial | Statutory Accountant

Job Title: Financial | Statutory Accountant
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: Up to £450.00 per day
Reference: 3686848_1570031433
Contact Name: Michal Piszczek
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 02, 2019 16:50

Job Description

Financial | Statutory Accountant


Financial Accounting
Responsible for preparing financial accounts

  • Setting, agreeing and managing the year end timetable and communication with stakeholders
  • Updating the accounts template, including review accounting policies and ensuring compliance with relevant reporting legislation, regulatory requirements and best practice within the central government sector )
  • Reviewing the year-end trial balance and analysing key variances with previous years to identify potential omissions or misstatements
  • Managing the external audit process, including being the primary point of contact with the auditors in planning and delivering the audit, liaising with other members of staff in Finance and other departments to deliver the auditors' requirements, preparing schedules to support each note to the financial statements and providing explanations when requested
  • Drafting the Board and Committee reporting to support the presentation of the Accounts
  • Presenting draft accounts to the Audit & Risk Committee for review and sign-off
  • Producing financial statements in format to be signed and published
  • Ensuring accounts are signed off and submitted on time


  • Collaborating with other members of the Financial Accounting team to ensure the delivery of all statutory reporting and year end processes across the department, providing support for other areas as necessary
  • Providing support for projects within the Finance Operations team (which could include for example, process improvement projects, system projects, implementation of new processes and solutions etc.)
  • Undertaking other ad hoc tasks as required

Essential Education:
CCAB or equivalent professional accounting body qualification


  • Excellent IT skills, including advanced Excel and strong finance system skills, with a good understanding of data structures and chart of accounts optimisation
  • Ability to manipulate data, analyse information, identify anomalies and extract pertinent information.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Well organised with an ability to work calmly and effectively under pressure
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both written and oral, able to communicate effectively with finance professionals and senior management to achieve cooperation and results
  • Proactive, self-motivated and enthusiastic

Knowledge/Experience: Excellent technical financial accounting skills and thorough understanding of relevant accounting standards Experience gained from working as a financial accountant or external auditor covering all aspects statutory reporting for a central government organisation

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