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Accountant

Location Enniskillen, County Fermanagh
Sector
Job type Contract
Salary Negotiable
Published about 1 month ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Noeline McNamee
Job ref EN0121P_1611070554

Job description

Staffline are currently working with a Public Sector body based in Enniskillen to secure a qualified (or part qualified), experienced and committed Accountant for a One Year Fixed Term Contract.

You will be contributing to an efficient and effective finance function by

  • supporting strategic financial management
  • liaising with senior managers on budget management
  • preparation of management accounts and annual financial statements
  • providing information and support to internal and external stakeholders.

Only candidates who clearly meet the below criteria will be considered

Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAI) and at least 2 years' experience in a similar role

OR

Part-qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAI and at least 3 years' experience in a similar role

Essential Criteria

  • Experience in the preparation of both management and year end accounts, preparing for audits, using a computerised accounts package and experience supervising staff.
  • Strong technical, numerical, excel and word skills with the ability to analyse and report financial information efficiently.
  • Ability to analyse data and produce relevant accurate reports.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels including senior management.
  • Proficient in the use of IT, including Microsoft packages such as Excel, Word etc.
  • A high degree of self-motivation and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work to manage deadlines often to tight timescales.
  • Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Flexible approach with a focus on service and performance

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of working in two jurisdictions, familiar with payroll and procurement legislation in each
  • Previous experience of working in the public sector

This is a fixed term contract for one year

Salary : £34,197

Hours of Work: 37 hours weekly, Monday - Friday

Duties

  • Produce management reports and variance analysis and maintain budget control through regular contact with budget holders engaging in the use of digital technology
  • Prepare budgets and scenario planning in consultation with budget holders, line management and Senior Management Team
  • Assist in the planning and preparation of the draft Annual Accounts preparing supporting papers as required
  • Ensure all work is completed on time and is adequately resourced
  • Assist the Project Accountant in the maintenance of the Fixed Asset Register and preparation of relevant papers for the Annual Accounts. Contribute to enhanced systems and processes being implemented
  • Provide support to the Project Accountant in relation to updating valuations for Operational Heritage Assets
  • Support business case preparation where required
  • Support the administration and management of claims for third party funding, liaising with relevant staff and co-ordinating and submitting relevant paperwork
  • Ensure financial policies and procedures are kept up to date where necessary
  • Support an adequate system of internal control is operated for the prevention, detection and investigation of irregularities including fraud and corruption.
  • Provide reports, returns and financial information as required by Sponsor Departments and external stakeholders
  • Co-ordinate responses to PQ's and AQ's
  • Enhance current systems and implement new systems as required, providing training, establishing KPI's, updating procedures and policies to achieve efficiency's and improved business practices.

*****This role will close for applications on Friday 29 January 2021

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