Interim Head of Financial Accounts

5 days left

Michael Page
£300 - £350 per day
23 Feb 2021
02 Mar 2021
JN -022021-2172314
Louise Chambers
Job role
Head of finance
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Preparation of statutory accounts for external audit. Reporting on Annual accounts and analytical review of the accounts.

Client Details

Our client is within the higher education (university) sector seeking additional support from an experienced Financial Accountant.


Key responsibilities of the Interim Head of Financial Accounts:

- Prepare the Statutory Accounts of the University and subsidiary companies accounts to publication standard in accordance with GAAP and the HE and FE SORP, FRS 102.

- To lead and manage the internal financial month and year end closedown procedures for the University.

- Manage, develop and motivate the central Financial Accounting Team.

- Ensure that Statutory Accounts and submission of Annual Returns for the Group are submitted on time to Companies House.

- To be the key point of contact with the external auditors and liaison with the internal auditors for relevant matters.

- Treasury management, cash flow forecasting and management of cash resources in line with the Treasury Management Policy.


The successful Interim Head of Financial Accounts:

- Must have University sector experience

- Significant experience in the preparation of Statutory Accounts for external audit at University entity, subsidiaries and associated companies levels and filing accounts with regularity bodies;

- Reporting on the Annual Accounts and analytical review of the Accounts to F&R, Audit Committee and BoG;

- Significant experience of managing cash flow forecasting, covenant compliance, reporting to banks and treasury management procedures and processes;

- Strategic Financial Reporting, revenue and capital;

- Experience of embedding and ensuring compliance with current accounting standards in University, day to day financial operations and of managing the internal financial regulations process;

- Developing and implementing significant change in financial systems and information to deliver measurable benefits to the organisation.

- Maintenance of financial systems and monthly financial reporting to tight deadlines.

Job Offer

For the successful Interim Head of Financial Accounts there is a day rate of £300 - £350, March start date and an opportunity to enhance skills developed in the higher education sector.

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