SEO Financial Accountant
London - 46,000 - 50,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 29 December 2017

This is a truly exciting time to join a high-profile UK Government Department. BEIS is now responsible for: developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business; ensuring the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation as well as tackling climate change.

The Financial Accountant will partner and collaborate with a range of stakeholders, acting as the face of financial accounting, helping to resolve accounting problems, to ensure the Department’s financial records are free from errors and the annual accounts are laid pre parliamentary recess.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Build understanding of the two accounting systems used to prepare the accounts and maintain high levels of integrity of that data;
  • Build understanding of the data tool used to capture financial information from Partner Organisations;
  • Engage with key stakeholders to ensure these systems are fit for purpose;
  • Work with the BEIS shared service providers to complete monthly journals;
  • Undertake the monthly review and reconciliation of ledger balances;
  • Undertake the monthly Whole of Government Accounts checks;
  • Undertake the BEIS Counterparty reconciliation and management;


  • A fully qualified (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) &strong excel skills.
  • Excellent technical accounting knowledge (particularly of FReM / IFRS)
  • If you have audit or financial experience within Government this is preferred but not essential


  • SEO Grade salary - £37,200 - £43,430 + £8,838 accountancy allowance
  • Civil Service Pension scheme
  • 25 days leave increasing by one day every year to a maximum of 30 days + queen’s birthday off
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent progression opportunities within BEIS & Civil Service

We are currently recruiting 10 finance roles at BEIS so please do get in touch if you are interested –

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