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Interim Chief Accountant

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Specialisms:
Finance
Rate/Salary:
£750 per day
Location:
London
Job Type:
Interim/Temporary
Start date:
ASAP
Sector:
Local Government
Qualifications:
Recognised Accountancy Qualification
Contact:
Lara Knights
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Reference
LK-C-Acct-2


Job Overview
Chief Accountant
Local Authority
£750 per day
Remote working




Responsibilities

• To be the primary expert on financial accounting regulations and be the primary advisor on this subject matter to the Council’s statutory section 151 Officer.
• To hold the day-to-day responsibility for the Council’s system of financial controls, ensuring that all key reconciliations are produced monthly, quarterly or yearly depending on their importance and the regularity.
• To regularly liaise and manage relationships with the External Auditors at a senior level.
• To manage the production of the Council’s Single entity and Group accounts.
• To manage the end of year capital and asset accounting processes.
• To manage the financial accounting function and present to directors and councillors on the matter, where appropriate.
• To ensure that the team provide specialist financial accounting advice to budget holders and officers in other parts of Finance to support decision-making and financial modelling of major business cases.
• To be the day-to-day system owner of SAP, BPC, CIPFA Asset Manager and any system related to the Council’s Accounts.



Qualifications/experience required
ACA, ACCA qualified.
Experience of working within other Councils at this level
Prior Chief Accountant level roles to have been held







What’s on offer?
£750 per day inside IR35