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  • £31,938.00 Per Annum
  • Full-Time Temporary

Working closely with our prestigious client we are presenting an exciting opportunity for a qualified Capital Accountant.  As a member of the Finance Unit the successful candidate  will be required to support the Finance Manager in the provision of an effective and efficient Capital and Treasury Accounting service to the Client, ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards and guidelines as appropriate. In addition you will;

  • In conjunction with the Finance Manager, produce annual estimates for Capital projects and associated loan calculations. 
  • Prepare reports for the use of management team, Committees’ and Client.
  • Review and manage the Clients capital spend, prepare reports on a timely basis and attend capital review meetings.
  • Provide technical support and advice to Directors and operational managers in relation to capital expenditure and work-in-progress.
  • Identify and report on potential risk areas and associated financial year end positions and recommend appropriate corrective action plans. To monitor ongoing management of risk and opportunity areas.
  • Maintain the Councils fixed asset register, to ensure the Assets are accounted for in accordance with relevant accounting standards.  Preparation of schedules in relation to such for the Annual accounts.
  • Development and maintenance of the Clients loans register including preparation and submission of the appropriate paperwork for financial resources to ensure sufficient funds are secured for the Clients Capital programme in a timely manner. 
  • Preparation of schedules in relation to such for the Annual accounts.
  • Manage Client's lease registers and associated general ledger postings. 
  • Preparation of schedules in relation to such for the Annual accounts.
  • Completion of monthly reconciliation of Clients Renewal & Repairs Account and preparation of schedules in relation to such for the Annual accounts
  • Assist the Finance Manager in the implementation of the Clients Treasury Management Strategy and Annual Investment Plan, including cash flow projections and monthly investment proposals for approval by the Head of Finance.
  • Work in conjunction with the Finance Manager and Financial Accountant in supporting the preparation of the Clients year end process and annual Financial Statements and relevant statutory pro-forma returns.
  • Provide decision support guidance to Departments including Economic Appraisals.
  • Preparation and/or review of statutory and other financial returns as required by the Finance Manager, within the appropriate timescales.  
  • Liaise with Clients Auditors and other external Agencies to ensure Clients compliance with regulations and statutes. 
  • Coordinate responses to Freedom of information requests and Assembly questions for review by the Head of Finance. 
  • Develop and maintain financial and management information systems as required.  
  • Development and provision of any financial training as required. To maintain the integrity of information from all computerised financial systems

Essential Criteria:

  • It is essential that applicants have a minimum of:
  • Full membership of a recognised professional accountancy body (i.e. ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • At least three years employment experience in finance and accountancy to include:
  • Experience of capital accounting
  • Experience of treasury management
  • Where the stated qualifications are not met as outlined above, a minimum of six years relevant work experience as is required.
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge in the principles of capital accounting in a public sector body
  • Demonstrate a good knowledge in the operation of IT systems appropriate to the field including spreadsheets and databases.
  • Excellent written & oral communicator
  • Analytical & problem solving skills
  • Report Writing Skills


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