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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.