financial accountant in west end

16 August 2018
randstad financial & professional, randstad accountancy & finance
job type
£ 40,000 - £ 45,000 per year, 10% pension
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west end, london
accountancy & finance
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 40,000 - £ 45,000 per year, 10% pension
3 years pqe plus
reference number
randstad financial & professional, randstad accountancy & finance
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job description

About Our Client
The RAF Benevolent Fund was established in 1919, and since then they have supporting the RAF family through challenging times. Based near Regents Park in the West end of London, this prestigious charity provide support and morale through well-being programmes, support for families, welfare breaks, financial assistance and advice and advocacy.

This is an exciting time to join the organisation.The team are looking for qualified financial accountant to join the financial accounting team. This will be a great opportunity for you to have real input into improving systems and processes and working closely with the financial accounting manager on delivering the statutory accounts for the fund.

Job Responsibilities:
*Maintain the accounting records for the charity and its subsidiaries
*Assist in preparing the annual statutory consolidated accounts
*Post transactions for the fund inter-company accounts on a monthly basis
*Maintain the fixed asset register for the main Fund and Housing Trust
*Prepare the fixed asset related journals
*Have a good understanding of all approved internal controls and proactively ensure that they are operating correctly in practice.
*Working on year end alongside line manager
*Maintain all payroll and payroll-related accounts
*Prepare bank and balance sheet reconciliations
*Identify any problems with the reconciliations on a monthly basis
*Record any investment transactions properly
*Prepare quarterly VAT returns for the main Fund and Trading company
*Act as administrator for the corporate credit cards and review process
*Partner with Payroll manager and checking monthly payroll and improving processes where possible
*Systematically monitor the financial ledgers for all income and expenditure, liaising with finance staff to clarify any 'out of the ordinary' movements in transactions

Preferred Skills:
*Qualified accountant (ACCA, ACA, CIMA)
*Experience of Charities SORP & FRS102
*At least 3 years experience of working with accounting software, Excel and Word - strong systems skills would be an advantage
*Experience of engagement with external auditors
*People management experience - you will have 1 direct report

Personal Attributes:
*Able to use technology and technical expertise to achieve work objectives
*Switched on and motivated
*Able to analyse numerical date, verbal data and all other sources of information
*Able to manage time effectively
*Able to adapt to teams and contribute to team spirit
*Demonstrates financial awareness

Associated Benefits:

The fund offer an excellent benefit package. Some highlights are: 34 days holiday (inc bank holidays), 10% employee pension contribution and flexible working.

This is an amazing time to join the fund. If you would like to be considered for the position then please send your CV.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003


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