Financial Accountnat x2

Discipline: Finance

Sector: NHS

Location: London

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 11/06/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £235 per day


A London Trust is looking to recruit 2 Financial Accountants for a 6 month period.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Provide appropriate and timely financial information and advice to the Technical Accountant so as to enable the Trust to fulfil its financial responsibilities. (i.e. Completion of monthly FIMs returns)
  • To manage the capital accounting of the Trust, advice on all aspects of capital. Maintain an accurate and up to date asset register, monitor expenditure on all capital schemes, manage depreciation journals and reconcile the asset register on a regular basis.
  • To support the Technical Accountant in providing expert financial advice and financial technical support to members of the Trust’s capital investment group.
  • To be the VAT expert for the Trust and ensure the Trust complies with current VAT and HMRC requirements.
  • Support the accurate and satisfactory completion of statutory accounts and returns to ensure that the Annual and Year End monitoring returns are made in accordance with the agreed timetables
  • To support the Technical Accountant to ensure that the financial and other systems of the Trust meet all statutory requirements, through the development and implementation of appropriate policies and procedures (including Standing Financial Instructions) and through appropriate audit and control
  • To assist on the Trust compliance with statutory financial duties and targets (CRL, EFL and BPPC).
  • To support the Technical Accountant to ensure timely and accurate month-end reporting in accordance with the agreed timetable and standards.
  • To support the Technical Accountant to ensure the Annual Accounts process is completed within agreed timescales and complies with relevant policies, procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the data in the ledger.
  • Follow best practice in managing the balance sheet accounts in particular working capital (debtors and creditors balances are maintained at the appropriate levels and balance sheet reconciliation carried out and reviewed monthly).
  • To lead on the intercompany accounts transactions of the Trust and North West London Pathology.
  • To support in undertaking a comprehensive analytical review of monthly balance sheet figures to ensure accuracy of the information reported in support of month end reporting.

Control systems and Statutory responsibilities:

  • Constantly review the integrity and development of systems for managing the financial and accounting practices within the organisation.
  • Contribute significantly to the streamlining of accounting processes and accounting systems, particularly with respect to the automation of routine tasks.
  • Ensure the Trust’s policies procedures, and Standing Financial Instructions are strictly adhered to. To support the implementation and development of discrete policies and procedures.
  • To support the Technical Accountant to ensure that internal and external audit recommendations relating to financial procedures and systems are implemented.
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors to provide relevant information, appropriate accommodation and any other resources required to perform their duties effectively.
  • Work closely with external audit to ensure the Annual Accounts are delivered in accordance with the national timetable and without qualification.

Education and experience:

  • Hold a professional accountancy qualification (CCAB) or have 3 years of financial accounting experience, with significant continuing professional development and significant experience.
  • Have practical experience in a range of accounting areas, financial computer systems and knowledge of accounting legislation.

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