Casanovas Recruitment Solutions

HR and Accountancy Specialists

Recruitment agency based in Essex and Suffolk, specialising in both Human Resource and Accountancy job roles.

Senior Accountant

Witham, Essex

Job DateStarts Jan 2024

Job Salary£51,843.00 and £58,499.00 Per Annum

Casanovas Recruitment Solutions have a temporary opportunity for an experienced Senior Accountant to join a large, growing and passionate organisation within the public sector. The company are seeking to employ a friendly, reliable and efficient Senior Accountant to join their Essex based office to enhance the finance team and can offer a hybrid working model.

The role of Senior Accountant:

  • Assisting in the delivery of the new finance system implementation, working with the Project Senior User (Assistant Director of Finance), third party resources and internal stakeholders on system configuration, testing, implementation and change management.
  • Provide general senior level support & oversee the running of accounting, accounts payable, financial reporting activities (including month end and year end).
  • Assist in the delivery of year-end financial statements preparation, including preparing working papers and liaising with external auditors.
  • Overseeing the monthly close, review Balance Sheet recs, review monthly finance packs, review weekly & monthly standard reports.
  • Oversee the internal audit programme of the Service and monitoring of internal audit recommendations for reporting to various boards.
  • Management of the capital programme, liaising with budget holders for updates and reporting at board level.
  • Support ad-hoc finance activities regarding business support & analysis & support, statutory compliance & reporting and any process change implementation.
  • Lead the quarterly reforecasting and expected annual outturn, reporting the movement with supporting reasons and highlight possible solutions to bring budget back in line.
  • Work with the budget holders Interpret and interrogate the financial performance and document reasons for variances, discussing options to remedy the situation where required including financial implications.
  • You will advise, influence and challenge the budget holders on financial decisions and ensure that such decisions are made in line with the Service’s strategic goals and objectives.
  • Tracking the earmarked reserve releases and ensuring all decision sheets are being captured and reported.

Required skills and Qualifications

To be eligible for the role, you must be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA).

You should be highly knowledge about the role and what is expected and have undertaken a similar role previously,

In addition, the ideal candidate will have local authority experience in finance system implementation, delivering month end management accounts and year end statutory accounts.

Please contact Natalie at Casanovas Recruitment Solutions for more information.

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