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Assistant Budget Accountant

  • Location

    Newbury, Berkshire

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  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £15.50 - £16.28 per hour

  • Job ref:

    5109737 / 19-00478_1567502597

  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

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  • Expiry date:


We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Budget Accountant to join our clients offices based in Newbury on a temporary contract basis for 3 months with the possibility of an extension.

As the Assistant Budget Accountant, your main duties will include:

  • To support the Budget Accountant and Management Accountant responsible for the Back Office Directorate budgeting process; including:
  • Data collation
  • Data entry
  • Data validation
  • Data reconciliation
  • Variance analysis
  • Detailed variance commentary
  • All in line with organisation timetables.
  • Where directed by the Budget Accountant work closely with nominated Budget Holders to prepare budgets.
  • Identify and implement improvements to the Budget process and other on-going reporting processes.
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required in line with the level of responsibility and accountability of the post and in order to meet the changing needs of the organisation.
  • Observe and comply with the councils policies and procedures for Health and Safety at work and observe and continually promote equal opportunities and customer care in compliance with the councils values, aims and objectives.

To be successful for this Assistant Budget Accountant post you will need to have:

  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • Faultless attention to detail.
  • Person must develop and nurture credibility with internal stakeholders.
  • Flexibility in approach to work, to respond to adhoc requests and re prioritise workload.
  • Works independently with effective time management.
  • Articulate and clear - verbally and in written communications.
  • Maintains a positive frame of mind in all circumstances.
  • Proven track record of working in a budget delivery capacity, supporting production of comprehensive reporting outputs.
  • Previous employment in a management accounting role would be highly advantageous.
  • Proven track record of working effectively in a fast paced client driven environment.
  • Knowledge of Agresso accounting system advantageous but not essential.
  • Part-Qualified Accountant, ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent post graduate accounting qualification.
  • Proven track record of working in a budget delivery capacity, supporting production of comprehensive reporting outputs.

Start Date: ASAP

Working Hours: 37 Hours per week, Monday - Friday.

Pay Rate: £15.50 p/h

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