Our client is a well regarded Government Department with a high profile agenda and multitude of arms length bodies operating within its domain. We are now assembling a team of year end accountants to help deliver a challenging year end dealing with one of the most complex consolidations in the UK.
This is an important role, which will provide the successful applicant with the ability to build on their experiences in the financial fundamentals and provide opportunities to work with a diverse group of companies and organisations, which follow a number of financial accounting frameworks including pure IFRS, UKGAAP and the Charities Statement of Recommended Practice.
The Department itself is undergoing a period of change, its Core Finance team, is relatively small, this provides opportunities not always found in similarly large organisations with a comparable balance sheet.
The team members will be responsible for
- Assisting the preparation of the Departmental Group Accounts (incorporating over 50 entities of differing scale and delivery). This involves liaising with 'partner organisations', developing systems, the checking of data collection packs, preparing journals, and assistance with counter party eliminations.
- The provision of sound technical financial advice to internal and external stakeholders.
- Working with Senior Accountants in support of the Group’s input to the Whole of Government Accounts. Provision of advice (both internally and externally), on complex technical accounting (and budgeting) issues outside the scope of 'business as usual’ - e.g. boundary issues, closures of organisations, new acquisitions, Machinery of Government changes etc. This includes liaison with all stakeholders to reach an agreed, appropriate and practical solution.
The civil service works within a competency based framework set on empowering, inspiring and building confidence in its staff. This is achieved under 3 key principles: Setting Direction, Delivering Results and Engaging People. These principles are divided into core competencies and the successful applicant will need to demonstrate these key competencies at interview. To apply for this role, the successful candidate needs to be a part-qualified (or recently qualified) accountant with experience either auditing complex organisations or producing annual consolidated accounts in recent roles.