Accountant (Security Cleared)
• Job Title: Accountant
• CV Submission Deadline: Friday 16th March 2018 @ 4:00pm
• Competitive Daily Pay Rates: £273.00 - £364.00 UMBRELLA (IR35) DOE
• Hours: Daily 7.4 / Weekly 37
• Location: North West: Blackpool: Tomlinson House
• Contract Length: 01/03/2018 to 31/08/2018
• Security Clearance Level Required: SC - Security Check
Prepare, examine, and analyse accounting records, financial statements, and other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards; Summarise current financial status by collecting information, preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports; Analyse business operations, trends, costs, revenues, financial commitments, and obligations, to project future revenues and expenses or to provide advice; Develop, maintain, and analyse budgets, preparing reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs.
The post-holder will report to the Assistant Head of Pensions Finance and will be responsible for managing Pensions Finance key financial and accounting outputs in relation to the Armed Forces Pension Scheme (AFPS), Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and War Pensions Benefits (WPB), such as monthly in-year management accounts and management reports, year-end AFPS/AFCS accounts, year-end WPB DRAc submission, AFPS/AFCS 5 year spending plan submission to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), WPB ABC submission, managing mid-year and year-end NAO audits and overseeing payments in relation to the Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme (AFBSS).
The post-holder will be a member of the Pensions Regularization Board (PRB) and represent Pension Finance in a number of stakeholder user groups / workshops.
To oversee the production of the monthly management reports and the year end accounts for AFPS and WPB.
Production of spending plans and Supplementary Estimates for AFPS to OBR timetable and WPB to MOD ABC timetable.
Submission of forecast outturn and spending plans data into OSCAR for HMT Spending team and PB&F for MOD.
Managing the NAO audit of the schemes ensuring sufficient audit evidence is produced and audit observations/recommendations are addressed.
Production of relevant financial and scheme membership data for the Government Actuary's Department's (GAD) annual calculation of the AFPS liability.
Point of contact for all internal and external stakeholders e.g. HM Treasury, NAO, GAD, OBR, Def Res, DASA, and CSC Completion of the Pensions Finance Information Asset return.
- Financial Statements
- Security Clearance
- Business Operations
- Year End Accounts
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