Michael Page Finance
Wales, Cardiff
£38000 - £42000 per annum + Excellent Pension
Closing date
Nov 10, 2021

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
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Job Details

This role is back filling a recently promoted role in the team

Client Details

My client is a large Public Sector organisation based in Cardiff


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Qualified ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA Accountant to join this large Public Sector organisation as a Financial Accountant.

This role is replacing a team member that was recently promoted to Finance manager and will be the Line Manager for this position.
You will be the lead technical accounting expert in the organisation and ensure that it complies with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Governmental guidance (FReM and Treasury rules), internal policies as well as tax laws and other relevant legislation.

You will lead on the interim and statutory accounts production process ensuring adherence to relevant statutory requirements and deadlines. You will engage with other parts of Finance, Governance, Internal Audit, Welsh Government, HMRC, the banks, Audit Wales.

This role encompasses overseeing the interim and year end audits with Audit Wales ensuring all requests for information are fulfilled.

Manage the organisations Fixed Asset Register ensuring compliance with capital accounting standards, policies and procedures. Oversee the annual verification and valuation exercise for all assets and ensure they stand up to external audit scrutiny.

Lead on the development and maintenance of the organistions financial accounting policies and processes and the adherence to them, ensuring they reflect current standards.

Oversee the reconciliation of all control accounts (to include Trial Balance accounts, VAT, payables and receivables, bank and payroll accounts) to ensure that robust controls are in place that will stand up to audit scrutiny.


You will have a recognised qualification ie ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA. Ideally degree educated or equivalent experience.

You will have substantial relevant experience gained from working in a number of different organisations or in different roles within an organisation.

You will have advanced technical/specialist knowledge in your field with the ability to think strategically.

You will keep up to date on advances and changes within your field with the ability to interpret and apply updated knowledge as appropriate.

You will have analytical skills enabling you to analyse and interpret a wide range of complex information.

You will have good inter-personal skills and able to develop and maintain good relationships and networks.

You will demonstrate good mentoring skills

Job Offer

A salary in the range of £38,000 - £42,000

Excellent holiday allowance

Hybrid working - ability to work from Cardiff a few days a week

AMAZING pension contributions

37 hours a week


Michael Page specialises in the permanent, temporary and interim recruitment of qualified accountants. In fact, our organisation was founded to provide selection and recruitment services for accounting professionals and has been a market leader in this field for more than 35 years.

We have earned the trust of clients in industry and commerce, the banking and financial services markets and the public and not-for-profit sector. We also have an exemplary track record of completing assignments for everyone from small, boutique practices to the Big Four firms.

Many of our consultants have a background in accounting and finance – that’s real, grass roots expertise at your disposal. Combine that with the global reach you get from a company that has over 155 offices in 36 countries and you’re looking at a pretty formidable package. We are confident no other consultancy is better qualified to help you make that crucial, next step in your career.

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