Interim Financial Accountant

Job Title: Interim Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Berkshire
Salary: £325 - £350 per day + Inside IR35
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -032021-2176162_1614953218
Contact Name: Louise Chambers
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 05, 2021 14:07

Job Description

Co-ordinate a team through their financial reporting activities

Oversight of financial statements before being submitted for review

Client Details

Our client is a housing association in the heart of Berkshire seeking support from an experienced Interim Financial Accountant.


  • Provide excellent leadership to your team, ensuring that they adapt to meet the changing needs of the business
  • Support the Senior Finance Manager by coordinating the production of the annual statutory accounts for the group, scheduling the work of your team to ensure that the statements are prepared in a timely manner and to a high quality. You will be a main point of contact with our auditors, ensuring that they are provided with all of the information that they need promptly
  • Own the monthly management accounts processes, coordinating the team to ensure that the reporting is produced promptly and that there are processes in place to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Coordinate the annual budget setting process, ensuring that budgets are produced promptly and to timetable for all parts of the business, that they reflect the aspirations of the management team and satisfy the requirements of our business plan and funders
  • Lead the transactional team that ensures that the right suppliers are paid the right amount at the right time and our income is recorded promptly
  • Ensure that reporting to our regulators, HMRC and other statutory bodies is timely and accurate
  • Support the management of our accounting system (SunSystems)
  • Ensure the resilience of the team by planning cover arrangements for absence, making sure that all key tasks are identified, and back-up arrangements are put in place, process notes maintained, and training given where necessary
  • Take a continuous improvement approach to the processes of your team, leading a project to review and amend processes in order to ensure that they are aligned to the changing needs of the business and that opportunities for smarter working and service improvement are realised
  • Maintain your professional and technical knowledge
  • Line management and development of your direct reports.


The successfil Interim Financial Accountant:

  • Qualified accountant
  • Previous experience from within the housing sector (essential)
  • Previous experience using Sun Accounts
  • Proven experience of staff management and the continuous development of a Finance team
  • Demonstrated experience of monitoring performance and 'telling the story'
  • Proven experience of statutory and management accounting, ideally in a group environment
  • Proven experience of budgeting
  • High degree of computer literacy, in particular spreadsheet experience
  • Be easy approachable and listening
  • Confidence in challenging
  • Strong communication skills including good presentation skills
  • Robust analytical and numerical
  • Enthusiasm and a 'can do' attitude
  • Demonstrate initiative and have the ability to work on your own
  • Be an excellent team player who contributes to the team achieving its goals

Job Offer

For the successful Interim Financial Accountant there is an immediate start with flexible working, daily rate of £325 - £350 (inside IR35 - Umbrella) and an opportunity to step in and add value from day one.