Financial Accountant

England, Bristol
Up to £43000 per annum
01 Feb 2019
20 Feb 2019
Sophie Willis
Public Sector
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be working with a Public Sector organisation in Bristol to recruit a Financial Accountant in to their team.

Client Details

Michael Page Finance are pleased to be working with a Public Sector organisation in Bristol to recruit a Financial Accountant in to their team.

Our clients offices are based in Central Bristol and are easily commutable by train or bus from all areas of Bristol, Bath, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Newport, Gloucester and other local areas.


  • Responsible for the accurate production of the Profit & Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statement, ensuring strong reconciliations are maintained through continuous improvement.
  • The monitoring of the Balance Sheet control codes and active management over fixed assets, payables, receivables and other balance sheet balances.
  • Supporting the organisation and team to appropriately order and acquire goods and services.
  • Responsible for management of the Company's Treasury Management and Capitalisation policies ensuring that cash flow is effectively managed and investment returns maximised.
  • Responsible for ensuring all month end processes of the finance team are completed on time and to appropriate quality standards.
  • Responsible for the preparation of the required working papers to support the production of the Annual Accounts and working with external audit.
  • Support the line manager through the annual External Audit with a specific contribution to the fieldwork.
  • Ensure that the system of financial control is fit for purpose and is sufficient to comply with audit standards
  • Responsible for the financial returns to HMRC and Companies House
  • Responsible for the production of cost saving plans through procurement
  • Responsible for co-ordination and presentation of financial information and adherence to financial deadlines.
  • Responsible for the day to day management and monitoring of the accounting service & payroll provider and contracted procurement.
  • Support the processes for ensuring the organisation is appropriately insured.
  • Support the line manager in the preparation and development of the finance reports that are presented to the Senior Management Team and the Board.
  • Management & development of a small team of staff


  • CCAB qualified accountant.
  • Evidence of continual CPD including maintaining knowledge of latest accounting standards.
  • Significant financial management experience in a complex organisation and able to demonstrate operational effectiveness at this level.
  • Experience of preparing financial statements for Board reporting.
  • Experience of developing and implementing robust financial controls
  • Experience of leading, managing and developing a team
  • Experience of successfully negotiating and managing service contracts
  • Experience of being part of an annual accounts process.

Job Offer

Competitive package including a salary of up to £43,000.

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