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Interim Senior Accountant - Finance

£27.00 per hour PAYE.
H M Naval Base
Triumph Recruitment Consultants

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What's involved with this role:
An Interim Senior Accountant - Housing Property & Regeneration is required to work with the Finance Manager or Group Accountants to deliver a full range of high quality financial management and accountancy services to a range of clients. These include the members, strategic directors, officers of the council as well as to the council’s auditors, government departments and external stakeholders in order to support the strategic aims of the council and to assist in the management of the accountancy teams including other professionally qualified staff. You'll also provide specialist knowledge and expertise in order to assist in the city council’s revenue and capital budget process, budget forecasting and monitoring processes. This role will provide financial advice to members and officers and ensures that completion of statutory financial statements, statutory returns and financial analysis. It assists in the role of ensuring that the city council’s assets are managed in line with current legislation, the constitution and financial rules and other professional codes of practice. This role is advertised for 3 months, but this may be extended to 12 months for the right candidate.
Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

“Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:
  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Qualifications:
    1. Be CCAB qualified with substantial post qualified experience and be able to demonstrate professional updating.
    2. **Please provide details of all qualifications held, especially any professional qualifications relating to the role
    3. **Please provide details of all qualifications held, especially any professional qualifications relating to the role
  5. Knowledge & Skills:
    1. Be computer literate, having a high standard of spreadsheet skills and being proficient in the use of Word, Outlook and Excel etc. You'll also need to be able to use financial information systems such as Oracle (E-Business Suite) and Business Intelligence.
    2. Have excellent communication skills and experience of advising senior officers and attending management teams and working groups on finance related issues.
    3. Have knowledge of Local Government Finance
    4. Have good organisational skills and be able to prioritise work and concentrate time on the most important matters to meet key deadlines.
    5. Have experience of and skills needed to lead and manage people and projects.
    6. Have a good knowledge and understanding of customer care, equalities and Health & Safety.
    7. Be an effective team player with a positive outlook, willingness to learn and a flexible approach to work.
    8. Have an open mind and an ability to apply new ideas to improve processes that benefit all stakeholders
  6. Experience:
    1. Have proven experience in successfully developing and maintaining complex financial models.
    2. Have substantial experience of preparing budgets for a period of more than one year, preparing monthly budget monitoring reports, preparation of monthly accounts, financial monitoring and final annual accounts.
    3. Have experience of appraising and evaluating the financial implications of projects
  7. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
A If you would prefer to send a CV straight to us rather than by way of an on-line application, you are very welcome to do so via jobs@tclrec.com but please quote both the job reference and job title exactly as they appear below:

Job Ref: Portsmouth 5148856

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent. Please do try to resist contacting us with requests for progress updates. We really do read every CV sent to us. All applications will be acknowledged by a human, not a robot, provided the job remains live and provided your CV meets the “Essential Requirements” listed. Please note that we do our level best to take down ads as soon as roles have been filled. We are not in the business of harvesting CVs. Important: We will interpret your application as being permission to submit your CV to this role (with the right to represent you) unless you advise us to the contrary.

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