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Assistant Accountant

  • Location

    Wembley, London

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  • Salary:

    £16.00 - £16.80 per hour

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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Our client is seeking an Assistant Accountant on an initial 3 Month contract with the possibility of an extension.

Working Hours and Pay Rate:

Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:00. At a pay rate of £16.00 Per Hour PAYE.

Job Purpose:

  • Work as a pooled resource, to cover a range of accounting and budgeting responsibilities. Support the work of the Strategic Finance Manager, Senior Finance Analysts and Finance Analysts

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the production of budgets and budget monitoring reports
  • Liaise with service managers on financial issues
  • Contribute to the delivery of excellent service by regularly meeting performance standards as outlined in the service level agreement
  • Provide information for financial and other management reports, as and when required and to ensure the working paper file complies with audit standards
  • Ensure finance procedures are kept up to date and any changes approved by Corporate Financial Control
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement plan and assist in the design of new processes and procedures
  • Assist with the closing of the council's annual accounts including preparing audit schedules and working papers, the administration of Government Grant claims, statutory returns for the ODPM, monthly and year-end accounting returns.

Skills and Experience:

  • Budget development & monitoring
  • Working in a finance environment
  • Effectively using excel, word, and a financial system
  • AAT part qualified OR equivalent experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Shows a full understanding of the broad area of LG funding
  • Able to apply accounting principles and work in accordance with relevant rules and procedures
  • Detailed understanding of the Budget process, variance analysis and profiling
  • Is aware of and complies with standards of financial control

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