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Financial Accountant

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Robert Walters Group: Urgent New Role – Financial Accountant – Permanent or Fixed Term Options – £42,000 to £57,000 per annum

Role: Financial Accountant

Duration: Permanent if (ACCA, CIMA, ACA or CIPFA Qualified will also consider Finalist) or 12-month fixed term for finalist

Location: Birmingham – 2 days per week in the office

Essential Requirements:

  • Candidates have previously worked directly with Auditors
  • Candidates have experience of VAT returns and partial exemptions

It is desirable for a candidate to have experience in the below, should a candidate not be skilled in these areas they would be expected to learn these skills:

  • Candidates have Not-For-Profit SORP knowledge
  • Knowledge of restricted funds
  • Understanding of Charity Commission Financial Controls

Duties of the Financial Accountant:

  • Ensure that financial statements adhere to regulatory standards and accurately reflect the company’s financial health.
  • Manage the annual statutory reporting and work with the auditors in compliance with the current reporting standards.
  • Provision of accurate numbers for all disclosures in the annual report and statutory accounts
  • Closely working with the commercial team, ensuring the accuracy of projects revenue, costs and profitability.
  • Ensuring Balance Sheet reconciliations have been completed to an excellent standard, in a timely manner and have been subjected to a robust review process
  • Preparation of the VAT returns including partial exemptions calculations and oversee systems enhancements to facilitate digital tax transfer regulations are met.
  • Under the direction of the head of finance support projects to implement new, and update existing systems for the processing of financial and non-financial transactions.
  • Oversee the restricted funds reporting, working with the Management Accountant to ensure the proper reporting of grants.
  • Finance project management.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies, charity commissions financial controls. legal requirements, and industry standards.
  • Proactively identifying problems and opportunities to standardise, streamline/improve processes and analysis and improve accuracy.
  • Research technical accounting issues for compliance.
  • Responsible for the year-end close process.
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting.
  • Manage and comply with, charity and government reporting requirements and tax filings.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls.
  • Additional financial duties as necessary

If you are interested in this position then please forward your 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: Group Accountant

Industry: Not for Profit and Charities

Salary: £42,000 - £57,000 per annum

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Birmingham

Job Reference: R8YJR9-25C84032

Date posted: 02 July 2024

Consultant: Lauren Freeman

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