Financial Accountant

England, Bristol
Up to £43000 per annum
Feb 01, 2019
Feb 20, 2019
Sophie Willis
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Newly qualified, Qualified

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be working with a Public Sector organisation in Bristol to recruit a Financial Accountant in to their team.

Client Details

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be working with a Public Sector organisation in Bristol to recruit a Financial Accountant in to their team.

Our clients offices are based in Central Bristol and are easily commutable by train or bus from all areas of Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Newport, Gloucester and other local areas.


  • Responsible for the accurate production of the Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statement, ensuring strong reconciliations are maintained through continuous improvement.
  • The monitoring of the Balance Sheet control codes and active management over fixed assets, payables, receivables and other balance sheet balances.
  • Supporting the organisation and team to appropriately order and acquire goods and services.
  • Responsible for management of the Company's Treasury Management and Capitalisation policies ensuring that cash flow is effectively managed and investment returns maximised.
  • Responsible for ensuring all month end processes of the finance team are completed on time and to appropriate quality standards.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the required working papers to support the production of the Annual Accounts and working with external audit.
  • Support the line manager through the annual External Audit with a specific contribution to the fieldwork.
  • Ensure that the system of financial control is fit for purpose and is sufficient to comply with audit standards
  • Responsible for the financial returns to HMRC and Companies House
  • Responsible for the production of cost saving plans through procurement
  • Responsible for co-ordination and presentation of financial information and adherence to financial deadlines.
  • Responsible for the day to day management and monitoring of the accounting service & payroll provider and contracted procurement.
  • Support the processes for ensuring the organisation is appropriately insured.
  • Support the line manager in the preparation and development of the finance reports that are presented to the Senior Management Team and the Board.
  • Management & development of a small team of staff


  • CCAB qualified accountant.
  • Evidence of continual CPD including maintaining knowledge of latest accounting standards.
  • Significant financial management experience in a complex organisation and able to demonstrate operational effectiveness at this level.
  • Experience of preparing financial statements for Board reporting.
  • Experience of developing and implementing robust financial controls
  • Experience of leading, managing and developing a team
  • Experience of successfully negotiating and managing service contracts
  • Experience of being part of an annual accounts process.

Job Offer

Competitive package including a salary of up to £43,000.

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