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Financial Accountant

Marc Daniels
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 20, 2023

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Marc Daniels are recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join a large company based in Amersham on a temporary basis.

Day rate of £250-£300 along with a hybrid working pattern. The role would ideally suit an immediate start or 1 weeks' notice.


  • To ensure that internal financial controls support an effective system of financial governance in line with the Trust's Standing Orders, Standing Financial Instructions and Financial Procedures and Protocols, statutory and best practice requirements.
  • Day to day management of the Financial Accounting and Accounts Receivable functions, including training and development and operating the appraisal process to ensure the continued development of a fit-for-purpose finance function.
  • To provide technical support and, in the absence of the Deputy Head of Financial Control, managerial support to the Financial Services team.
  • To undertake the day-to-day management of the production of the Trust's monthly and quarterly financial returns and Annual Financial Statements, including development of a plan and timetable to achieve timely reporting. To be responsible for providing detailed analysis in support of the main statements and the provision of high-quality working papers. To work closely with the External Auditors to provide supporting documentation, explanations and assisting in the resolution of queries as necessary.
  • Be responsible for the process of the reconciliation of the Trust's Control Accounts, ensuring that they are completed by the responsible team members in a timely, complete and accurate way.
  • To review the reconciliation of all control accounts to ensure that all reconciling items are dealt with in a timely and accurate manner and to provide a month end reconciliations file.
  • To produce a trial balance, reviewing and ensuring the robustness of the coding included within it and working with other Finance colleagues on developing and implementing improvements.
  • To produce monthly cash flow forecasting information based on the cash management information provided by the Treasury Manager, identifying issues and risks to the Deputy Head of Financial Control.
  • To manage the Accounts Receivable function, putting in place working practices and procedures, and liaising with other organisations where appropriate, to minimise the level of debt outstanding.
  • To ensure that statutory duties with regard to the payment of Income Tax, National Insurance and Pension payment are met, together with the maintenance of the associated records and control accounts.
  • To be responsible for the completion, accuracy and submission of the Trust's VAT returns, identification of changes to VAT rules, providing support and adhoc advice to Trust staff and liaising with VAT consultants.
  • To ensure that internal controls are monitored and reports are prepared regarding transactional processes, in particular monitoring the system audit trails included within the financial systems.
  • To work with the Trust's outsourced payroll provider, ensuring that the Trust's financial and reporting requirements are met by the information provided by them.
  • To be managerially responsible for other routine requirements of the function including:
  • The maintenance of the Trust's Losses and Special payments process, including maintenance of register, processing payments and reconciliation of control accounts.
  • Identifying, calculating, and reporting the Trust's provisions in respect of Permanent Injury Benefit, Early Retirements and legal claims, ensuring the accounting treatment with regard to the recognition and measurement of liabilities is correct.
  • Manage the outsourced Lease Car administration contract, ensuring adherence to the scheme and expenditure on behalf of the Trust is properly controlled. Liaise with the Trust's insurers to ensure that all vehicles are appropriately insured.
  • To support the Deputy Head of Financial Control in aspects of financial governance including:
  • Maintenance of the system of financial policies and procedures to support internal financial control, drafting, implementing, and revising existing documents if necessary, and to draft new documents where appropriate. Liaise with audit, existing and prospective users to obtain feedback on operational requirements.
  • Monitor compliance across the Trust to financial protocols, providing guidance and advice where required.
  • Assist in responding to Internal and External Audit reports and in implementing agreed recommendations.
  • To provide 'standing item' papers to the Audit Committee on a bi- monthly basis and to provide cover for the Head of Financial Control where necessary.
  • To undertake any other duties, which may be required from time to time, as appropriate to the role.

  • Educated to degree level or
  • CCAB
  • To be actively pursuing and able to provide evidence of continued professional education and
  • To be able to demonstrate a successful track record of achievement within a Large organisation.
  • least 3 years' experience in financial accounting.
  • Demonstration of the use of technical and operational accounting
  • Experience in producing statutory returns, including Annual and Financial Statements
  • Experience of working with people from all levels and parts of an organization
  • Experience of managing staff

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