Financial Reporting Accountant

£46,578 - 50,442 per year + excellent benefits
06 Nov 2018
06 Dec 2018
London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type

Why Choose Us

We are building a new kind of council for Barking & Dagenham. We are investing in the future and modernising our services. We are refocussing on tackling the root cause of need and building resilience in our communities. As London moves eastwards, we are maximising the opportunities of growth and creating a place where everybody benefits and prospers. Our approach is as ambitious and innovative as you will find anywhere. Come to Barking & Dagenham and you will help make it happen.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Accountant you will be responsible for all financial reporting processes to produce the statement of accounts. You will co-ordinate and control relevant statutory returns, statistics and grant claims, dealing with the necessary Government departments. You will be responsible for making sure that systems and procedures are robust and that relevant improvements are made to reflect any legislative and policy changes. This may involve supporting others through training to make sure that systems are adhered to. You will act as a point of contact for internal and external auditors and will make sure that files are prepared for them on a timely basis. You will manage a small team. 

Your Profile

You will be a full qualified accountant and are likely to have a strong background in local government accounting. You will have had experience of working with finance managers and service managers to make sure that processes are continually developed and that procedures are followed. You will be capable of planning the closure of accounts and be able to influence others so that deadlines are met. You must have strong systems knowledge including excel skills..

The Benefits

  • Flexible working (including flexi-time, part and term-time working)
  • up to 30 days annual leave
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • learning and development 
  • season ticket and travel loans
  • discounted gym membership
  • employee support and networking groups
  • retail, holiday and travel discounts with our Wider Wallet scheme
  • cycle purchase scheme 
  • credit union membership

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