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Assistant Financial Accountant


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£200 - £250 per day


22nd March 2024

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ASA Recruitment proudly announces a hybrid role opportunity in the public sector! We’re seeking a dedicated individual to fill the role of Assistant Finance Accountant on a 5-month contract, with the potential for extension. If you’re passionate about finance, seize this opportunity.

· Aid in preparing and presenting year-end statutory annual accounts.
· Collect audit evidence and necessary documents, drafting supporting notes for audit review.
· Support the Financial Accountant in establishing and maintaining effective financial controls within the finance team and across the organisation.
· Collaborate with other departments, such as the communications team, to facilitate the production of the annual report and accounts.
· Assist in VAT compliance by preparing and submitting quarterly VAT returns.
· Manage the Fixed Asset Register (Real Asset Management: Asset 4000), ensuring accurate recording of capital assets and providing precise monthly and annual financial reports.
· Act as a primary contact point for the finance team, offering assistance and advice on financial management, including budgeting and forecasting.
· Engage with internal and external stakeholders to enhance service delivery and propose system and process enhancements.
· Prepare various reconciliations and oversee control procedures to ensure accuracy of financial system data.

Essential criteria:

Technical and Professional:
· Experience in financial environments, particularly during year-ends.
· Proficient in Windows-based finance systems and Microsoft Office applications; intermediate Excel skills (including pivot tables, VLOOKUPs)
· Competent in utilising finance systems for data extraction and import/export with MS Excel™.

Collaboration and Partnership:
· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of conveying the strategic implications of complex financial matters.

Analysis and Decision-Making:
· Strong analytical abilities, offering constructive challenge, identifying process improvement opportunities, and fostering innovative thinking for enhancements.

Delivering Value for Money:
· Demonstrates a commercial and sustainable mindset, ensuring activities and services yield added value within available resources.

Delivering Quality Service:
· Ability to manage both long-term projects and immediate demands, leading teams to deliver high-quality outcomes under pressure.
· Adaptable and open to reviewing roles and priorities to meet organisational needs, with a strategic approach to financial management issues.

If you’re intrigued by this exciting opportunity for the Assistant Finance Accountant role, don’t wait any longer-apply now with your updated CV.

ASA Recruitment is one of Scotland’s largest independent multi-sector recruitment agencies. We specialise in providing effective tailored solutions for permanent, contract and temporary employment requirements for our Clients and Candidates. We are members of the REC and are ISO certified.


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