Senior Financial and Management Accountant

Bristol, UK
From £41,198 - £45,320 per annum
24 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Public sector
Contract type
Full time

Would you like the opportunity to prepare the management and financial accounts for an innovative Government Agency? 

If you can add value to our team by bringing your strong technical ability and financial accounting experience, together with enthusiasm and initiative, we would love to hear from you. 

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our Finance team as our Senior Financial and Management Accountant and contribute to the continuous improvement environment we are proudly developing. 

As our Senior Financial and Management Accountant, you will be working closely with the Financial Controller (FC) and the Management Accountant (MA), ensuring the delivery of accurate and timely management and financial information to various stakeholders. This will include financial governance, global month end reporting, Department for Transport reporting, statutory reporting, working capital, fixed assets management and provide reconciliations for balance sheet control accounts. 

As a key member of our team, you will have exposure to interesting accounting issues where you can provide and apply your knowledge in an inclusive environment, and a role that you can develop so that we keep up with the times. 

Within your role you will: 

  • Support the Financial Controller with the preparation of quarterly consolidated accounts and annual statutory reporting; 
  • Preparation and analysis of month end accounts; 
  • Assist with provision of information for interim and year-end audit; 
  • Ensure all balance sheet control accounts are reconciled; 
  • Enable revaluation computations by asset item; 
  • Liaise with credit control manager to audit bad debt provisions and recovery; 
  • Support FC/MA with set up of the currency databases and operation of the process and controls for financial results for overseas operations. 

It’s important to us that our people feel valued and are provided with the opportunity to develop. We are keen to keep improving, making practical changes that affect our work, and we will look to you to support us on this journey. 

If you would like to learn more about the role, please refer to the attached role profile document. 

About you 

You will be able to demonstrate strong technical accounting skills and have a good understanding of accounting principles. Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills are essential including the ability to confidently communicate effectively with all audiences, including senior grades and key decision makers. Attention to detail and accuracy is key supported by mature Excel and PowerPoint skills. You should be forward thinking, creative and able to identify areas of development in our systems and procedures. 

Ideally, you will have Public Sector FReM accounting knowledge with experience of multi-currency, multi database, global multi-location entities. You’ll have strong communication skills with the ability to tailor your delivery to suit a wide variety of audiences. You will have an analytical mind with a flair for problem solving and an attention to detail. You are someone who looks to hit the ground running and make a real impact within VCA, building strong and effective relationships with our colleagues and stakeholders.

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