Assistant Accountant & Contracts Manager

Location Lisburn, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £19.01 per hour
Published 22 days ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Bethany Hardy
Job ref LIS0005082_1609929550

Job description

Assistant Accountant & Contracts Manager

The Client: Local Public body based in Lisburn, serving local residents.

The Role: To support the Management Accountant in the provision of an efficient and effective Management Accounting function, including management of Procurement & Contract Management Services.

* To develop and oversee the implementation of an Assurance & Accountability Framework for Procurement & Contract Management activities within the organisation, detailing roles, responsibilities, performance measures and reporting responsibilities.
* To develop and maintain a Procurement & Contract Management Risk Register.
* To develop, maintain and oversee the implementation of the Procurement Strategy, Policy & Procedures, reflective of the relationship with the designated CoPE and the requirements of the sponsor body.
* To ensure the development and maintenance of a 3-year procurement plan for the organisation and contribute to the organisations Corporate Business Planning process and review cycle.
* To develop existing reporting on procurement & contract management, including capabilities of the e-Procurement system, to meet internal and external information requirements and user needs.
* To establish and oversee the implementation of supplier performance management processes and develop Service Level Agreements and performance reporting protocols for BSO PaLS and other relevant CoPEs.
* To approve purchase orders in line with delegated authority limits following accuracy and validity checking. And complete statutory/regulatory returns and requests from the sponsor body
* To liaise with internal and external auditors to address queries arising during the audit process. Provide training to employees when necessary

Hours of work: 36.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday (9.00am - 5.00pm)


1. Be a CCAB Qualified Accountant having successfully completed the professional examinations of one of the following:
- Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW, ICAI, ICAS)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
- Chartered Association of Certified Accountants
- Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy

2. Have at least 2 years' relevant experience within a large complex organisation * of at least two of the following:

(a) Financial management including the preparation of monthly management accounts
(b) Procurement & Contract Management
(c) the preparation of Statutory Financial Statements.

*this organisation employs in excess of 2000 staff, has over 70 sites and a budget of circa £70 million.

3. Demonstrable experience of:

(a) Using computerised systems and Microsoft Excel and databases for the provision of financial information
(b) Accounting systems development
(c) Providing financial information for corporate decision making.
(d) Developing financial governance arrangements
(e) Management of a team

4. Possess a current driving licence or have access to a form of transport that will permit the candidate to meet the requirements of the post in full.

In Return:
* Rates of pay £19.01 per hour

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