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Interim Head of Financial Accounting & Reporting

Job Description

We are working with an NHS organisation who are seeking to appoint an interim Head of Financial Accounting. This is an interim assignment for 6 months and will pay £310 per day.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responsible for the day to day proactive operation of these functions – financial stewardship, capital accounting, treasury management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, internal and external reporting - and all other aspects of financial systems, transactions and the trial balance;

  • Reviewing, designing and implementing policies, procedures, systems and controls within the organisation. Ensure financial governance and tight financial controls are in place throughout the organisation;

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to proactively address issues to improve performance. Working closely with internal and external auditors to resolve queries;

  • Monitors key performance indicators taking remedial action to improve performance when necessary;

  • Manage the effective provision of the financial and capital accounting including day-to-day management of the capital programme and fixed asset base, and maintenance of the fixed asset register and support and advise colleagues in the completion of capital business cases;

  • Provide specialist technical accounting and business knowledge, strong analytical skills, and effectively communicate complex financial issues to non-finance people;

  • Accountable to the Finance Director for adherence to statutory accounting requirements, standing financial instructions and other policies for internal control, corporate governance and reporting requirements;

  • Provide timely and accurate accounting information.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Qualified CCAB accountant and be actively undertaking Continuing Professional Development (CPD);

  • Extensive experience of accounting for transactions within a complex environment with exposure to reporting (internal and external), planning, accounts payable, accounts receivable, capital accounting and taxation;

  • Experience of analysing complex data;

  • Experience of accounting in an environment where obtaining stakeholder agreement through influence rather than mandate is required;

  • Working knowledge of NHS financial regime;

  • Advanced skills in MS Excel.

If you are interested in this role, please email me on with your latest CV included, along with your availability and expected rate in line with the above.

If you do not receive a response within 72 hours (3 working days) of receipt, please assume that on this particular occasion, your application did not meet the client’s requirements for this specific role.