Senior Accounting Assistant - Truro, Cornwall

Truro, Cornwall
Posted 29 days ago
£12-£13 per hour
Closing Date: 10 November 2019
Full Time Contract

My local authority client, is looking for a Senior Accounting Assistant to join their Finance Service in Truro.  You will be expected to link closely with Business Reporting Managers and their staff to ensure a co-ordinated delivery of financial support is maintained.

Benefits

  • An hourly rate of £12.00 - £13.00 plus holiday pay
  • Weekly pay
  • 37 hour working week
  • On-site café
  • Parking on site
  • Friendly working environment
  • 12 week contract ongoing, with the view of being extended/permanent

Responsibilities

  • You will be ensuring budget holders are provided with the necessary financial information and advice in order to maintain budgetary control. This will include support for both capital and revenue budgets and the budget setting process.
  • Provide key information to enable the closure of accounts process to be completed
  • Ensure the standards and protocols set by the Finance Service are applied in the delivery of front line services and new business opportunities developed by client departments
  • Contribute to the delivery for client services of financial reports such that the financial management needs both revenue and capital of the services are met.
  • Work with client services to identify, quantify and report/escalate significant financial problems
  • Provide support and/or attend meetings with managers and client departments
  • Work with Finance colleagues to ensure data within electronic financial system (Oracle ERP) is secure and accurate
  • Complete reconciliations, clearance of suspense accounts and the processing of journals and virements
  • Support the client’s annual budget setting process in a timely manner
  • Support the client’s Final Accounts and associated external reporting
  • Contribute to the delivery of financial training
  • Attend Senior leadership and management team meetings

Requirements

  • Senior AAT or part CCAB qualified with significant experience in a similar role
  • Good level of adaptability and flexibility to learn and adapt to changing circumstances
  • Demonstrate good understanding of high level and medium term financial forecasting
  • Ability to provide and enable financial advice in relation to financial standards, options appraisal and financial modelling
  • Have some experience of providing budge management advice
  • Good knowledge of range of software packages and IT literacy.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships with all levels of staff and client officers.

For further details or to apply, please submit your CV.

 

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