Financial Accountant

Michael Page
London / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£70000 - £75000 per annum + Attractive benefits package
22 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
JN -012021-2000709
Dominic Tivey
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

This is a unique opportunity for a technical accounting specialist to join a rapidly expanding organisation that promises variety, growth and complexity. You will drive the development and delivery of financial controls and reporting strategies as the Financial Accountant.

Client Details

Our client is a transport operator responsible for a significant national infrastructure project that works within the transport and rail sector.


The Financial Accountant position will continue to evolve but will be responsible for:

  • Leading the production of the Annual Report and accounting, working with the Audit Committee and the Management Team to prepare a draft Annual Report.
  • You will be responsible for ensuring the Annual report and account is comprehensive and supported by audit evidence which has been reviewed and tested
  • You will liaise with the Department for Transport (DfT) on the completion and delivery of the Group consolidation packs and the Whole of Government Accounting activity.
  • You will be responsible for maintaining and promoting financial controls and ensure the company can be compliant with Government financial reporting standards, policies and procedures.
  • You will be responsible for all aspects of the Balance Sheet; reconciliations, reviews and reporting.
  • Responsible for management of working capital and cash to ensure business liquidity
  • You will lead on 'preventing fraud, corruption and bribery' activity liaising with DfT where applicable
  • Oversee all VAT related matters


As the Financial Accountant you will at last 3 years' accounting experience in a similar role:

Your qualification, skills and experience will include:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
  • You will have the right to work in the UK
  • Recognised experience in a similar role with strong technical accounting background
  • Experience of producing Annual Accounts, knowledge of financial systems, regulations and procedures
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge and experience of application
  • Strong people and team management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • An appreciation for driving innovation, change and continuous improvement in an industry or organisation
  • UK Public Sector experience is advantageous, UK Rail or Capital programmes knowledge is also valued

Job Offer

  • Competitive base salary (Depending on experience)
  • This organisation supports flexible and remote working, with some office travel may be required upon change to governmeent guidelines.

Application process:

  • Application deadline: 30th January 2021
  • Interviews expected to take place at the start of February remotely
  • In order for your application to be considered, please provide a supporting summary of suitability that outlines your technical accounting background and how you meet the successful candidate criteria

Benefits include:

  • Up to 20% bonus based on individual and company performance
  • Up to 12% employer's pension contribution
  • 25 days holiday a year (plus the 8 English bank holidays) + up to 5 days to buy
  • Life insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • On-the-spot and annual awards
  • Advanced learning and development programmes
  • Great work-life balance and flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced family-friendly policies
  • Exceptional IT tools

"London, Milton Keynes, National, Transport and Rail, Public Sector "

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