Senior Accountant

Job Title: Senior Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TS NW 680_1595958183
Contact Name: Toby Sweeney
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 28, 2020 18:43

Job Description

Senior Accountant (Local Council) - Hertfordshire - £35k - £40k

Our client, a local council in the immediate area, is looking for a senior accountant to fill a vital position. The Council is in control of a vibrant area, in one of the cultural hubs of the UK. Local Council experience is vital for this role, as well as strong grasp on technical accountancy.

Responsibilities Include:

*Input and production of monthly variance analysis and commentary to be included in monthly reports
* Identifying key risks within budget departments
* Annual budget setting along with estimated future year budgets
* Preparation and input of monthly forecasts having liaised with budget managers and department heads
* Closure of year end accounts, liaising with internal and external auditors
* Treasury management involving the daily investment of surplus cash balances ensuring that the best returns on investment are achieved
* Preparation of reports and financial information as requested by budget managers
* Assist in the improvement of the financial reporting system

To be successful you must be Part-Qualified CIPFA/ACCA with a background within local councils. This position provides a strong base to improve your line management skills as well as develop technical attributes, in a supportive environment.

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