Positive Employment is currently recruiting for an Assistant Accountant to work for our client based in Essex and surrounding areas.
The successful post holder will work within the Strategic Finance and Insight team, which leads on planning, budgeting, reporting, insight and managing the client’s funding position.
The successful post holder will deliver all aspects of financial management reporting (both Revenue and Capital with key members of the Finance team and budget holders to ensure customer needs are met.
Deliver timely and accurate financial information throughout the financial cycle and provide advice to budget holders to ensure the effective management of budgets and value for money services.
Supports budget holders to ensure they can develop financial plans and to carry out their financial management duties.
Provides analysis and interpretation of financial and performance data to ensure the business can underpin their decisions with robust financial information and advice.
Supports budget holders sharing financial knowledge to ensure they understand the implications of unit costs and interpret variances more robustly. Deliver accurate financial estimates, forecasts and plans ensuring all identified risks are quantified, monitored, and controlled and mitigations appropriately recorded.
Supports and co-ordinates the timely delivery and preparation of information to ensure quality of financial information for both monthly reporting, business cases or projects.
Coordinate the delivery and deliver information to ensure the annual accounts closure programme can meet the agreed deadlines.
You will build strong relationships with finance colleagues, budget holders and all relevant internal partners and actively participate and contribute to projects.
Skills, Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum full AAT (Level 4) qualification or equivalent, plus one year’s experience as an Accounting Technician.
Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
Knowledge and understanding of financial management, financial planning and management for budgets and experience of providing financial advice to budget holders.
Experience of working with a range of financial systems and processes.
Evidence of working collaboratively and engaging with senior managers and finance colleagues across the finance function, together with good communication skills.
Experience of working in a large complex organisation and contributing to change.
Experience of supporting multi-disciplinary teams to achieve service outcomes.
Local Government experience essential
Working hours: 09.00 17.30 pm, Monday to Friday
Rate: £27 umbrella
Please note only candidates eligible to work in the UK will be considered