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Assistant Accountant

Location: ROTHERHAM, SOUTH YORKSHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 32,000-34,000 GBP (UK Pounds) Per annum, Salary Negotiable
Sector: Accountancy Job Type: Permanent
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 2
Posted: 2 months ago Reference: X3-449642

 Finance & Compliance Officer

Salary: £32-34k

Location: Rotherham

We’ve been given an opportunity to work with a fantastic well-established client within the Rotherham who are looking to add an additional member to their finance team. They are looking for a professional, tenacious and enthusiastic individual to become their newest Finance & Compliance Officer.

The successful applicant will bring experience of working in financial management with a demonstrable understanding of audit, financial systems and processes.

Key duties and responsibilities Responsible for:

  • Monitoring coding of financial transactions in accordance with the trust’s chart of accounts and maintaining an accurate general ledger.
  • Supporting the Chief Finance Officer on the effective delivery of key financial and development activities to support the strategic objectives.
  • To support the Chief Finance Officer in the production of consolidated management accounts.
  • Analysis work to be done as and when required as instructed by the Chief Finance Officer.
  • Checking and authorising academy month end reconciliations.
  • Maintaining the MAT asset register, including reporting of disposals.
  • Liaison with SBMs to ensure correct accounting procedures are followed.
  • All aspects of budget monitoring and budget forecasting for the trust, ensuring grant funded projects are separated and monitored in accordance with their specific grant funding rules.
  • Month end liaison with SBMs in order to assist the CFO in the production of consolidated monthly management accounts.
  • Year End Closedown of the trusts accounts, to record all cross year transactions by way of prepayments, accruals and deferred income and to produce and input journals where necessary.
  • Maintenance of complete and accurate financial records.
  • Complying with and maintaining the retention and archiving schedule.
  • Producing reports from the financial management system as requested by the Chief Finance Officer in order to meet statutory deadlines.
  • Assisting the Chief Finance Officer to extract information from the financial management system for year-end tasks when required.
  • Monthly financial reconciliations for the trust to include payroll, VAT, bank and inter- company transactions.
  • Preparation and submission of the monthly VAT return for the trust and the academies.

Person Specification

  • Fully qualified Accountant (AAT qualified or studying towards a CCAB accredited qualification)
  • Experience of working in an effective finance function.
  • Experience of designing and implementing financial management processes and controls.
  • Financial reporting including skills and experience of working with stakeholders to develop strong financial understanding.
  • Experience of producing and presenting complex management accounts.
  • Track record of effective budget preparation and control.
  • Demonstrable understanding of the principles and practice of identifying and managing risks.
  • An analytical thinker who can process complex information quickly and rigorously in order to recommend effective decision making
  • Can demonstrate sound judgement to undertake complex tasks in a systematic way
  • Thinks creatively and imaginatively to solve problems and identify opportunities
  • Able to demonstrate having planned appropriately for future success
  • Demonstrates a variety of management approaches
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