Assistant Accountant - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Expiring today

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£30906 - £36057 per annum + Plus Flexible Working & local Gov Pension
21 Dec 2020
18 Jan 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Assistant Accountant

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £36,057 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 4th January 2021

Please note that this position is being offered on a Fixed term basis for a period of 12 months

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.

The Assistant Accountant is responsible for the preparation of high quality financial advice, information, analysis and challenge to a number of budget holders within Adult Social Care, across the financial cycle. You will be the Finance Contact to a number of high risk / volatile services in delivering timely and accurate financial information and advice to front line budget holders to ensure effective management of their budgets and assist them in carrying out their financial duties.

You will support the Management Accountant in consolidating financial reporting to Heads of Finance and Functional Leadership Teams across the financial cycle and actively participate and contribute towards projects.

You will build effective relationships with internal budget holders and external partners and be able to influence, contribute and challenge at budget holder meetings to ensure financial forecasts and future budget plans are based on robust financial information.

You will be an AAT qualified professional with strong technical and systems knowledge to actively contribute and support/instruct/advise budget holders in accordance with Financial Regulations and accounting standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Minimum full AAT qualification or equivalent plus one years' experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area
  • Knowledge and understanding of financial management, financial planning and management for budgets and experience of providing financial advice to budget holders
  • Experience of working with a range of financial systems and processes
  • Evidence of working collaboratively and engaging with Senior Managers and finance colleagues, together with good communication skills
  • Experience of working in a large complex organisation and contributing to change
  • Experience of supporting multi-disciplinary teams to achieve service outcomes