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Service Accountant

  • £45000 - £52000 per annum
  • Harrow
  • Posted: 24/07/2019
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 176102427

Job Details

A leading public sector regulatory body is looking to recruit for Service Accountants to join their Finance team.

This is a full-time permanent role paying £45,000- £52,000 per annum.

The Service Accountant will provide professional financial advice and support to a service Division or Directorate based on a sound understanding of the business and the regulatory/accounting regime.

You will report to the relevant Finance Business Partner or Head of Strategic and Technical Finance.

Key duties:

  • To build and maintain successful working relationships with Service Managers in the Directorate  providing support, advice and challenge to support the strategic and operational decision making function of the service
  • To support budget managers to fulfil their budget management responsibilities, undertaking trend analysis to inform budget monitoring
  • To provide financial training to service and budget managers in line with the Division’s planned training programme
  • To quality assure managers forecasts and produce timely and accurate monthly capital and revenue monitoring reports, ensuring that variances are investigated and managed, risks are recognised, and forecasts are robust
The Service Accountant will most likely have/be:
  • CCAB Qualified Accountant (or near finalist)
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management and financial processes within Local Authorities and the financial & legislative framework
  • Proficient with MS Office
  • An understanding of capital financing and the relevant legislative requirements/context
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with senior management
  • Experience of the annual budget setting process within a local authority
  • Experience of monitoring significant capital and revenue budgets in a local authority
  • Demonstrable experience of employing continuous improvement techniques to improve financial management
Please click apply now below! Contact the Red Personnel Team on 02077243824 for all queries!