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Assistant Finance Manager

Assistant Finance Manager

Posted 18 February by REED Finance
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This is a 1 year FTC Maternity cover contract

Our client is a large charitable fund set up in the 90s. Based in central London they allocate grants to projects in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales ,they have awarded  more than 40,000 projects across the UK.

Accountant
Contract: Fixed Term – up to 12 Months Maternity Cover
Hours: Full time (36 hours per week)
Location: London
Reporting to: Head of Finance
Responsible;Grants,Payroll&Finance Manager
Grade: D - subject to pay and grading review

Other Good Benefits

Key duties and responsibilities
Reporting
 The preparation of the trial balance and the statutory accounts for our Lottery-distribution activities. The production of the Consolidation Pack for the Fund and lead liaison with DCMS about their content. This will involve maintaining spreadsheets throughout the year to generate year-end data (for example, intra-public sector grant transactions and balances). {it is recognised that the timing of this role may preclude heavy involvement in year-end activities}
 Update and maintain grant statistical reports and provide training thereon.
Payroll and pensions
 Oversee the payroll function including the preparation of a salary budget and maintain the staff complement and staffing statistics
 Ensuring pension auto-enrolment and re-enrolment works successfully;
 Monitoring the financial aspects of the apprenticeship levy;
 Handling pension queries from MyCSP and informing staff of changes in pension legislation and guidance received from MyCSP.
 Conversion of payroll data for input into the accounts’ ledger; monitoring and clearing of the payroll suspense account
 Monitoring and control of staff advances
Statistics
 Maintaining the process costing spreadsheets and providing guidance and training on its implications for the rest of the organisation.

You will be ACCA/CIMA Qualified

Experience of Grants and Payroll would be a benefit to this position.

Required Skills/Experience
 Careful and disciplined approach to work.
 Proven skill and experience in accounts-related matters.
 Able to react quickly and helpfully to members of other sections of the Fund.
 Computer literate especially with Excel spreadsheets
 Ability to explain financial constraints to non-financial managers.
 Ability to work as a member of a team.
 Experience in a similar role preferably including overseeing outsourced payroll and pensions
 Previous line management experience
 The ability to take responsibility for their activities and delegate appropriately
 Able to work effectively on a variety of tasks simultaneously and deliver work to tight deadlines
 Clear and effective oral and written communication skills, together with the ability to influence people at all levels
 An understanding of the issues involved in equal opportunities and equality

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

Reference: 37304061

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