Interim Management Accountant

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Local Government

Location: Remote working

Type: Temporary

Date posted: 01/10/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months

Salary: £350 - £375 per day


A Public Sector Body currently have an urgent need or an Interim Management Accountant

  • To work closely with the Chief Accountant to manage the annual budgetary control and monitoring cycle and to provide an efficient and comprehensive budgetary control service to the client.
  • To assist with the annual budget setting process, culminating in the production of the individual budgets for the client ’ three funding streams
  • To maintain and review the clients three-year rolling financial plan in accordance with strategic directives agreed by elected members.
  • To maintain and develop the clients procurement policies and procedures ensuring compliance with procurement regulations and provide advice on procurement matters to Directorate staff.

Principal Accountabilities

  • To provide and develop effective budgetary control over the activities of the client
  • To assist with the compilation of the annual detailed revenue budget reports for each of the three funding streams of the client
  • To prepare monthly forecasts of projected salaries expenditure for the year, for review by the Chief Accountant and Director of Corporate Resources, before presentation to the clients Corporate Management Team.
  • To maintain computer files for budgetary control purposes and ensure that the data on file represents the detailed budget for the current and future financial years, after taking into account amendments to the original budget arising out of budget variations, virements and cost changes.
  • To compile detailed budget breakdowns from within approved budgets for the relevant sections within directorates, in consultation with Directors and relevant Heads of Service.
  • To monitor and research all relevant data to ensure that the clients budget reflects, in financial terms, current and projected demands for service and levels of output within the constraints imposed by legislation, funding constraints
  • To assist with the preparation of the quarterly forecasts of overall projected income and expenditure for the year for each of the three funding streams.
  • To support and assist the Chief Accountant and Director of Corporate Resources with the accounts closure process and ad-hoc requests as required.
  • To contribute to the development and monitoring of the Finance section’s Service Charter and ensure service standards are delivered within own area of responsibility.

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