Assistant Accountant/Accountant

12 Jan 2021
09 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Assistant Accountant/Accountant
Location: Nottinghamshire (REMOTE WORKING - may be asked to attend office for IT)
Hours: 8.30-5
Duration: 25/1 -26/3

Main purpose of the job
To provide support on accounting and budgetary issues and contribute to the continued functioning and improvement of the accountancy processes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide financial support to designated service areas and the responsible Principal Accountant including preparation of the annual revenue budgets, budget monitoring and closedown processes.
2. Completion of final accounts processes and preparation of notes to the accounts and supporting documentation.
3. Completion of statistical and other (including government) returns as required, for example those covering revenue outturn and estimates
4. Preparation of monthly and year end reconciliations between financial systems.
5. Assist in the review and operation of computerised financial systems and the testing and implementation of any required upgrades.
6. Contribute to the improvement of the financial processes, including documenting and improving the use of financial systems.
7. Assist with the production of financial information for management.
8. Carry out any other duties that are within the scope and grading of the post which could also be requested by the line manager or Head of Service.

The following duties are to be shared between the posts:

Monitor the cash flow position including investment of surplus funds (including daily contact with brokers and banks) and taking corrective action via temporary funding. Carry out post investment monitoring to assess treasury performance and longer term funding initiated in accordance with instructions.
Associated payments, maintenance of records and reconciliation of transactions to financial ledger with regard to the treasury management function including the monitoring of receipt of grants.
Preparation and analysis of longer term cash flow predictions.
Monitor accounts to ensure accurate reimbursement and investment of surplus funds.
Monitor and calculate interest rates applied to third party money
Administer the system used to re-charge administration costs to service areas including the collation of data from relevant service areas.
Co-ordinate the completion of final accounts work including communicating deadlines for key tasks to all concerned and subsequent monitoring to ensure that deadlines are met.Skills and Qualifications
CANDIDATE MUST BE: Fully qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or equivalent
Experience in key financial processes: capital programme, treasury management, borrowing, lending and banking function (Desirable)
Experience working in an accounts department
Knowledge of accounting and finance principles

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