Local Government, Public Sector
We are looking for a Chief To be the primary expert on financial accounting regulations and be the primary advisor on this subject matter of statutory section 151 Officer.
To hold the day-to-day responsibility for the Council’s system of financial controls, ensuring that all key reconciliations are produced monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on their importance and the regularity. To be the day-to-day system owner of SAP, BPC, CIPFA Asset Manager and any system related to the Council’s Accounts.
Qualification – Essential
GCSE/O Level, 5 GCSE’S including English & maths
A CCAB accountancy qualification, will significant years of post-qualification experience
Advanced knowledge of _- SAP, BPC, CIPFA Asset Manager and any system related to the Accounts.
Advanced –Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, Social Media
Essential – Skills, Abilities & Experience
Highly detailed understanding of local government regulations and financial accounting knowledge (as the role will include Company accounting, Group Accounts and technical accounting, not local government specific)
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of local government finance, budgeting and accounting, and experience in providing high level advice, support and challenge on a variety of complex financial and service issues
Excellent numerical and analytical skills, including the ability to analyse and interpret detailed and complex financial and other information, to develop and use financial management systems and to have the confidence and ability to train and develop others in the use and application of such systems
Good oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present a range of complex and detailed financial and other issues to a diverse audience in a simple manner including councillors and senior officers and to develop and manage productive relationships with both external and internal contacts and agencies.
Very Advanced IT skills in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, including the ability to design, construct and interpret complex spreadsheets. Extensive experience of working with integrated financial systems in a large organisation
Advanced modelling skills
Solid Project Management Skills
Some understanding of Tax
Able to provide three Years of references -Essential
To apply for this role, candidates need a full work history with no unexplained gaps
Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Agency for this vacancy
Job Title: Chief Accountant
Salary: £595.86 per day PAYE – Inside IR35
Location: East London
Hours: 36 hours per week
Duration: Minimum of three months – Extension on Performance
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