Vacancy Reference: 18571
We are currently working in connection with our major public sector client, an established strategic housing authority, to recruit a Assistant Accountant for the Belfast area. Full-time, temporary position, consisting of 37 hours per week, at rate of £14.18 per hour. An immediate start will be available for the successful candidate.
-Play a key role in the development of budgetary control processes to further instil an ethos of devolved budgetary control, supporting budget holders with the provision of reports, investigation of variances and providing advice on necessary corrective actions
-Maintain effective financial systems to fulfil the requirements of legislation, accounting standards, NIHE policy and financial control obligations. This will involve reaction to, and anticipation of, changes in legislation and policy
-Plan, manage and organise the day to day operation of the relevant Finance section to ensure all transactions and requests for information are processed within organisational targets, timescales and procedures
-Develop Team KPI's and assurances for the section, and a system for monitoring and reporting of these
-Liaise with senior staff on finance related matters across NIHE divisions
-Provide senior Finance staff with performance information in relation to the relevant areas of responsibility, ensuring that any issues are escalated and proposals for resolution are made
-Assist with ad hoc investigations and reports, while ensuring that regular reports are produced and circulated in accordance with agreed reporting timetables
-Represent the Finance division on internal/external committees and working groups, as required
-Identify business improvements with the aim of enhancing the performance of the relevant Finance section
- Candidates must hold one of the following qualifications: the final examinations of AAT or IATI; or the foundation papers of a CCAB body (or equivalent) or a relevant Bachelor's degree (where accounting is the major component) or equivalent qualification
- Candidates must demonstrate a minimum of 3 years' experience in an accounting environment in at least 3 of the following areas in their application:
1.Experience in budget setting, forecasting, monitoring and reporting of expenditure
2.Experience in the preparation of statutory accounts
3.Experience in the identification and implementation of business process improvements within a finance environment in order to drive improved performance
4. Experience in managing a team (Manager/Supervisor role) within a busy finance environment in order to ensure deadlines are achieved and procedures followed, whilst ensuring suitable arrangements for staff training, motivation, discipline and performance assessment
5.Experience in the use of an integrated financial management system, linked reporting tools and advanced spreadsheets skills
6.Experience in writing reports using SAP Business Objects/Crystal report writing tool
7.Experience in finance systems implementation projects, demonstrating experience in a key role in any of the following: project management, system testing, production of control procedure documentation, implementation support and training
For more information on this role or any other vacancy please call us on 028 90330 555
Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.
Candidates will be required to obtain a Basic Access NI check at a cost of £18.
Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. This will depend on the nature of the position and circumstances of the offences.