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Senior Technical Accountant 5562

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£450 - £600 per day

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Senior Technical Accountant





Jobs in Maldon

If you are looking for jobs in Maldon, we have a great contract role for a Senior Technical Accountant. This is a temporary role and is full time on a 3 month contract. The day rate is £450–£600, depending on experience. The contract is hybrid; flexible working options are considered. Please note that this position is inside IR35 and, as a result, is only suited to umbrella contractors.

Key Accountabilities

Firstly, lead the closure of the accounts and the preparation of the Statement of Accounts, ensuring that the Statement is prepared in accordance with the Accounts and Audit Regulations, relevant codes of practice, local authority accounting panel advice, and the requirements of the external auditor. Manage the external audit process, ensuring that audit queries are answered quickly and appropriately, minimising cost.
Secondly, monitor all new legislation, regulations, and accounting standards and, working in collaboration with relevant officers and other stakeholders, analyse and advise on their impact and ensure their implementation where appropriate. This will include any new and/or changes to the financial standards as promoted by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).
Also, determine and document consistent accounting policies in accordance with best practice, proper professional standards, and relevant codes of practice, ensuring their application throughout the business by consulting with, instituting regular liaison with, and providing guidance to managers.
Likewise, implement the procedures in place to maintain control over accounting activity, such as balance sheet reconciliations, grant registers, and asset registers.
Lead the management of treasury management activities, such as investments or borrowing, and the formulation of treasury strategy. Attend meetings with the Treasury Advisors and feed back to the Lead Finance Specialist and S151 as appropriate.
Also, contribute to the management of the finance team in its role of developing and implementing policy and reviewing and monitoring operational and performance issues.


Plan, secure, allocate, and manage resources within the team so that service delivery standards can be met, including developing, maintaining, and monitoring working practices and methods to ensure that these remain cost-effective, efficient, and economic, reflect best practices, and provide equality of opportunity. Resolve operational problems and issues as they arise, giving guidance to employees as appropriate.
Assist the Lead Finance Specialist to ensure that Section 151 responsibilities are discharged to ensure that proper and effective financial administration is maintained.

Experience needed

Significant experience and knowledge of the practices and methodologies of financial accounting, specifically within a local government context
Experience in dealing with year-end budgets is essential.
Excellent working knowledge of legislation and developments in local government finance
Proven ability to give sound advice and guidance on a wider range of cases, topics, or issues
Lastly, proven experience working with finance systems, including Sage

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