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Corporate Financial Accountant - Local Government

Posted 4 January by Allen Lane Ended

Allen Lane are pleased to be working with a Local Authority to recruit a Corporate Financial Accountant to join their central finance department. With the team having recently been reorganised, there is an opportunity to assist in the successful production of the year end accounts. Due to the timeframes, it is essential that this candidate has previous experience working with local authorities.

As such, key objectives include;

  • Production of the annual accounts in compliance with standards and leading on management of year end audit process
  • Provide advice and assistance throughout the department on best practice in taxation matters
  • Ensure monthly production of trial balance and balance sheets
  • Monitor and review existing finance systems and processes to ensure that they are effective.

This is a great role for a CCAB qualified Accountant with substantial experience producing financial statements previously. The ability to explain complex financial terms to non-financial colleagues will be very important and managing stakeholder expectations will be key. Initially, there will be no direct staff management but this may change as the role progresses.

If you would like an opportunity to get involved in a changing environment and are keen to improve current processes then this will be a great fit for you. Please note that due to the urgent time frames on this post applications will be reviewed prior to closing date and as such immediate application is recommended.

Required skills

  • Finance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Public Sector

Reference: 34141917

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