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Chief Accountant

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Local Government & Social Care

  • Job type:

    Interim

  • Salary:

    £750 per day via Umbrella company

  • Contact:

    Stephen Hoban

  • Job ref:

    AAA- SH

  • Published:

    17 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

  • Start date:

    ASAP

​We are looking for an experienced interim Chief Accountant. The role will be the primary expert on financial accounting regulations and be the primary advisor on this subject matter to the Council’s statutory section 151 Officer.

Key responsibilities includes:

• 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 regularly liaise and manage relationships with the External Auditors at a senior level.

• To manage the production of the Council’s Single entity and Group accounts.

• To manage the end of year capital and asset accounting processes.

• To manage the financial accounting function and present to directors and councillors on the matter, where appropriate.

• To ensure that the team provide specialist financial accounting advice to budget holders and officers in other parts of Finance to support decision-making and financial modelling of major business cases.

• To be the day-to-day system owner of SAP, BPC, CIPFA Asset Manager and any system related to the Council’s Accounts

CCAB qualified, you will have 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

To apply, please email stephen.hoban@capita.com