Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

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    £40k per year

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    Belton Bass

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    020 7820 7310

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Financial Accountant Required

Harris Hill Charity recruiters are working alongside a leading charity that look after the welfare and security of families. This is an excellent opportunity to join a leading charity and work within their Finance team.
The purpose of the role is to prepare and assist with the production of the statutory accounts for the charity. In addition, you will be responsible for their treasury and investment activities.
The right person will have a recognised professional accountancy qualification or be qualified by experience. You will have good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise, have a strong work ethic and having excellent communication skills is also important.

Summary of Role
Responsible for providing professional support in preparing the financial statements of the charity.
To carry out a range of accounting duties and support the Head of Financial Accounting with the following:
Prepare the statutory accounts; and assist with the preparation of the charity accounts.
Ensure compliance with the charity's system of internal controls.
Ensure that all transactions are recorded accurately making sure of compliance with tax legislation and that all requirements are met.
Account for the charity's treasury and investments activities and manage cash flow projections

Financial Records and Statements:
Maintain the accounting records for the charity ensuring that records are consistently accurate and up to date.
Assist with preparing the annual statutory consolidated accounts, including preparing notes and schedules to support information included in the statutory accounts.
Prepare the statutory accounts of the charity's subsidiaries, other smaller entities and the Staff Pension Fund.
Maintain all payroll and payroll-related accounts.
Maintain the fixed asset register.
Prepare all assigned bank and balance sheet reconciliations monthly
Prepare monthly analysis of all debtor/prepayment and creditor/accruals accounts.
Maintain the schedules and analysis that will form part of the notes to the statutory accounts so that by the year end they are as up to date and accurate as possible.
Payments: Review and approve welfare and purchase ledger payments daily in line with the appropriate levels of authorisation Internal Controls, Policies and Procedures.
Have a good understanding of all approved internal controls and proactively ensure that they are operating correctly in practice.
Identify and report any emerging risks so that all risks are managed effectively.
Treasury and Investments: Record all investment transactions and prepare relevant reconciliations. Manage cash so that cash balances are held in a manner that is most beneficial to the charity.

Business Support
You will work with your line manager to manage the year end accounts closing processes on all finance and finance-related systems.
Participate in cross-department initiatives and workgroups to ensure that the finance department maintains the right level of influence to be effective.
Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that the Business Plan is delivered successfully.
Execute other tasks as may be requested by your line manager or the Director of Finance from time to time.

Person Specification
A recognised professional accountancy qualification [CCAB, CIMA or equivalent] or qualified by 5 years' experience

Knowledge / Experience
At least 3 years' experience of working with accounting software designed for medium to large organisations, MS Excel and Word
At least 2 years' experience of preparing accounts
Knowledge of the Charities SORP & FRS102
Experience of dealing with investments and cash flow management

Experience of working within the not for profit sector
Attention to continuing professional development
Project management skills
Experience of using Access Dimensions

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