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Lead Accountant

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Robert Walters: Public Sector Division – Lead Accountant x 2 (Financial Accountant x 1 ) and (Management Accountant x 1) – Permanent – Warwickshire

I currently have a fantastic opportunity for a Lead Accountant, this role will be a permanent position for anyone with a strong financial grounding looking to develop their career and lead on their specific financial area.

Qualification Required: ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA – Or qualified by experience if you have worked within the Government/Public Sector

Role Type: Permanent

Location: Warwickshire

Working Pattern: 2 days per week in the office

Salary: £46,000 – £49,000 plus benefits

Candidate Background: This role requires a candidate who has a financial accounting background and ideally has worked in Government/Public Sector. Candidates will also be considered if they have worked in an organisation that has given them insight into government funding e.g. Not-For-Profit, Contract Management, Care, Housing etc.

Duties of the Lead Accountant (Financial Accounting x 1 and Management Accounting x1)

  • Reporting directly to the Technical and Finance Manager/Deputy Chief Financial Officer, this is a key post in the delivery of the Financial Services function
  • Ensure that Elected Members and officers are provided with high quality advice and direction on financial strategies, policies, standards and practices, enabling timely and well-informed decisions to be made in the knowledge of the impact of those decisions will have financially on the organisation
  • There are two lead accountants within the team who will share the responsibility for:
  • Annual budget setting process for the General Fund, Collection Fund and Housing Revenue Account ensuring that the strategic objectives for financial matters are also met in the medium term through effective planning in conjunction with the Technical and Finance Manager
  • Production of financial strategies including the Medium Term Financial Strategy, Medium Term Financial Plan, Housing Business Plan, Treasury Management Strategy and Capital Strategy
  • Act as the expert on all financial matters relating to: Housing Services, including the Housing Revenue Account and General Fund Housing Services, General Fund, Treasury Management and Collection Fund
  • Manage and co-ordinate revenue and capital budget monitoring, including preparation of reports for Leadership Team and organisation meetings
  • Provide a proactive internal financial advisory service to the organisation across a range of major corporate initiatives, projects and schemes
  • Handle Treasury Management activities and Strategy, VAT implications in respect of payments made and income received
  • Development of financial reporting and monitoring tools for Budget Managers to support the objective to provide a more self-service approach to forecasting and budget planning
  • Co-ordinate capital budgets and programme, including financing and all associated balance sheet and asset management transactions
  • Play a significant and leading role in the closure of the Council’s annual accounts and production of the Statement of Accounts, for the General Fund, the Housing Revenue Account and collection fund, plus the Whole of Government Accounts

If you are interested in this position, then please forward a CV to Lauren.freeman@robertwalters.com applications will be contacted in order of receipt.

This role is managed by Walters People entity which is a temporary recruitment agency.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Accountant

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: £46,000 - £49,000 per annum + government pension

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Rugby

Job Reference: 5P8EML-279676EF

Date posted: 20 May 2024

Consultant: Lauren Freeman

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