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Lead Accountant

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Robert Walters – Interim Lead Accountant – South Birmingham – Hybrid 2 days on site - £300-£325 a day Job title: Interim Lead Accountant Location: South Birmingham Contract: 6-month contract Hours: Full time (2 days on site) Salary: £300-£325 a day

Role details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Accountant to join an evolving organisation with a strong commercial focus. This role is perfect for someone with a solid financial background who is looking to develop their career and take the lead in their specific financial area. The position offers the chance to work on significant projects, providing a proactive internal financial advisory service across a range of major corporate initiatives. The successful candidate will be based in South Birmingham, with a flexible working pattern that includes two days per week in the office.

Responsibilities of the Interim Lead Accountant

As a Lead Accountant, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial future of the organisation. You will handle the annual budget setting process, produce key financial strategies, manage funds, coordinate budgets, provide internal advisory services, deal with treasury management activities and develop reporting tools. Your expertise will be crucial in navigating VAT implications and coordinating capital budgets. Your role will also involve playing a significant part in the closure of annual accounts.

  • Handle the annual budget setting process for the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account, ensuring strategic objectives for financial matters are met through effective planning
  • Produce financial strategies including Medium-Term Financial Strategy, Medium Term Financial Plan, Housing Business Plan, Treasury Management Strategy and Capital Strategy
  • Act as the organisation's expert on all financial matters relating to Housing Services
  • Manage General Fund, Treasury Management and Collection Fund
  • Coordinate revenue and capital budget monitoring, including preparation of reports for Leadership Team and Committees
  • Provide proactive internal financial advisory service across major corporate initiatives, projects and schemes
  • Deal with Treasury Management activities and Strategy
  • Handle VAT implications in respect of payments made and income received
  • Develop financial reporting and monitoring tools for Budget Managers
  • Coordinate capital budgets and programme, including financing and all associated balance sheet and asset management transactions

What the successful candidate will bring

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA) or qualified by experience within Government/Public Sector
  • Experience in managing General Fund, Treasury Management and Collection Fund
  • Knowledge of producing financial strategies including Medium-Term Financial Strategy, Medium Term Financial Plan, Housing Business Plan, Treasury Management Strategy and Capital Strategy
  • Experience in handling annual budget setting process
  • Ability to coordinate revenue and capital budget monitoring
  • Experience in providing proactive internal financial advisory service across major corporate initiatives, projects and schemes
  • Understanding of VAT implications in respect of payments made and income received

What sets this company apart

Our client is an evolving organisation with a strong commercial focus. They are committed to providing their employees with opportunities for career development and progression. Their flexible working pattern allows for a healthy work-life balance, while their diverse range of projects ensures that every day brings new challenges and learning opportunities.

At the Robert Walters Group, we endeavour to contact all candidates to register their details. However, due to the high number of applications we receive, if we have not reached out to you within 72 hours, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Robert Walters Operations Limited is an employment business and employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Accountancy & Finance

Focus: Accountant

Industry: Public Sector and Government

Salary: £300 - £325 per day

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Rugby

Job Reference: 1DXNYZ-6F222497

Date posted: 25 June 2024

Consultant: Max Clapham

Phone number:

max.clapham@robertwalters.com

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