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Financial Accountant

  • Location: North West London
  • Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Temp / FTC / Interim

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Accountancy & Finance
  • Contact: Stephanie Grainger
  • Contact Email:
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Expiry Date: 04 December 2022
  • Job Ref: JO0000011814_1667566960

Cedar have partnered with a medical charity based in North West London who are looking for a proactive and experienced Interim Financial Accountant to join their very busy team.

The role is for an initial 6 month fixed term contract focusing on year-end for 2021/22 accounts, its audit and production of the annual report and key financial statements along with the supporting notes to the accounts.

Duties -

  • Oversee the monthly accounting calendar and period closure
  • Supporting financial accounting, production of statutory and annual account
  • Support the external audit and year-end accounts production process
  • Play a lead role in ensuring the integrity of the charity's financial accounts
  • Support the monthly management accounting process, forecasts and variance analysis
  • Support the financial planning and budgeting process
  • Month-end processing
  • Audit deliverables
  • Preparation of the accounts and notes templates, populating these with the production of trial balance
  • Year-end balance sheet reconciliations
  • Accruals and prepayments

Experience -

  • QBE or part qualified accountant - ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • MUST HAVE extensive experience of financial accounting, oversight of the year-end process, delivering for external audit expectations
  • Experience of accounting for financial investments, realised and unrealised gains/losses, reconciliation of investments, preparation for year-end reporting and audit.
  • Experience of charity finances and knowledge of Charity SORP - advantageous
  • Experience of development and implementing financial policies, procedures and processes, financial control in a complex business environment.
  • Experience of system accounting and process improvement.
  • Able to work with large volumes of data, reconciliations and analysis
  • An advanced Excel user (may be tested)
  • To be highly proficient in using accounting systems - Sage 50 Azure would be advantageous
  • To have good grasp of chart of accounts and utilising these for reporting

You will need to be immediately available or on a maximum two week notice period to be considered for this role.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.