Management Accountant FTC Barnet
Becoming a Management Accountant with Capita Local Government:
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a management accountant to join our team based onsite at the London Borough of Barnet. This role is a fixed term contract for 12 months.
What you will do:
To provide a range of accounting, budgeting and related accountancy functions across the council's services, to delivery unit directors, commissioning directors, budget holders/ managers, business partners, senior business partners and elected members.
To support business partners and senior business partners in all aspects of their role
Take responsibility for providing sound, pro-active and flexible financial advice and accounting support services to managers and business partners at all levels and ensure that effective and proactive support is available and provided at all times
Ensure that comprehensive procedures are developed & maintained that are compliant with all Council policies, best practice and statutory requirements
Facilitate training on budget and financial matters to both service managers and business support staff, providing directly, where necessary and appropriate.
To contribute towards ensuring the service is delivered in line with relevant contractual performance indicators and commitments
Ensure that the analysis of income and expenditure meets the requirements of budget managers and is available for them to easily interpret and understand from Integra
Carry out tasks within the closing of accounts and other corporate processes, ensuring timetables are met and supporting information standards are achieved
To assist in completing all period end processes, final account preparation, facilitation of budgeting and planning and internal and external reporting activities in accordance with required timescales and current accounting standards
Your experience will include:
Qualified AAT or equivalent
Experience of developing productive, meaningful, trusted and positive senior stakeholder relationships.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience of working on own initiative with limited supervision or direction.
Extensive knowledge of financial IT systems.
Ability to analyse, interpret, understand and disseminate complex and detailed technical and professional issues in an easy to understand way
Commitment to maintain professional and ethical standards.
Part qualified CCAB Accountant
Public sector accounting and budgetary experience, sound knowledge of local government finance framework, accounting principles and standards, statutory requirements and relevant codes of practice.
Projects involving innovation and the management of change.
Use of Integra system and management and development of associated processes.
About Capita Local Government
The flagship partnership between The London Borough of Barnet and Capita covers one of the widest range of outsourced customer services in local government. The Customer and Support Group (CSG) contract signed in 2013 will save Barnet at least £125m over ten years and is one of Capita's highest profile contracts, covering Finance, IT, Revenues and Benefits, Customer Services, HR, Estates Management, Procurement and more. For more information on Capita's Local Government division please refer to sectors/local-government/
What's in it for you?
At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.
As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.
You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country - the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential - whatever that means to you.
What we hope you will do next
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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.
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