London (Central), London (Greater) (GB)
19 Jul 2021
19 Aug 2021
Contract type
Full time

Role profile

This is a key role in a small Finance team. Reporting directly to the Senior Finance Officer, the Accountant will act as Finance Business Partner to a number of departments across the organisation, including tracking and reporting of income and expenditure against budget, as well as supporting the Senior Finance Officer with day-to-day Finance operations.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Process all types of accounting transactions, including accounts receivable, payable, cash and payroll, with all transactions being well documented
  • Act as Finance Business Partner to a number of departments and projects, including budget preparation and reporting of actuals against budget
  • Assist with consolidation of financial statements including income & expenditure statements, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Compute and prepare taxes and other statutory returns including VAT returns.
  • Produce monthly and quarterly management accounts and reports in timely fashion
  • Administer monthly, quarterly and annual closings processes.
  • Reconcile accounts, including accounts payable and receivable.
  • Prepare accruals following the accruals principle, and process timely bank payments.
  • Conduct database backups.

Person Specification

Knowledge & skills

  • A recognised CCAB qualification, ideally with at least two years’ post-qualification experience in a multi-cost centre environment. Part-qualified candidates with particularly strong experience will be considered and supported.
  • Confident preparation of a full set of consolidated statutory accounts
  • Previous exposure to SORP accounting including restricted and unrestricted funds
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office with advanced use of Excel, Sage and on line databases.
  • Proactive and methodical approach; ability to work efficiently and accurately with excellent attention to detail
  • Proven capacity to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to work in and support a culture of continuous improvement.

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