Financial Control Project Officer
Interim Financial Control Project Officer, Temporary 4-6 months, £200-300 day
Your new company
You will be working for a public services company based in York. It is anticipated the role will last around 4-6 months and is required due to continuation of the financial improvement project responding to audit issues and to facilitate the transition of finance activities and control to existing staff.
Your new role
You will primarily be involved in the investigation of static and aged transactions and balances, completing testing of samples through assessment, resolution, documentation and reporting then following up and actioning learnings, performing bulk update/cleanse of records. You will extend the testing to resolve other static transactions and balances including income, expenditure, accruals, prepayments, journal adjustments, payables and receivables. Working pro-actively with others senior staff to ensure unmatched receipting accruals, unfulfilled purchase orders, payments on hold and debts are investigated, resolved and evidenced. Implementing and improving financial control processes and working with internal staff to improve understanding and behaviours. Performing retrospective checks of manual payments and following up any anomalies. Using learnings and knowledge from testing to write guidance/protocols/briefings and updating factsheet series developing specialist content for particular user groups, drafting expert user tips road testing to determine best method of roll out across the business. Develop and embed processes in particular monitoring, reporting and interpretation of KPI and a framework for collecting and evaluating evidence about operation of financial processing. Working with the wide transactions and technical team to strengthen controls over journals, government procurement, travel, staff costs, fixed asset verification and custody & control of non-capital attractive items. During the transition process you will produce schedule of tasks and checks to be undertaken on an ongoing basis, developing the detail of ongoing permanent staff roles establishing and refining routines, prepare desk instructions and process notes and providing effective handover to the permanent staff.
What you'll need to succeed
You will be a partial or fully qualified accountant with good understanding of financial controls, accounting and experience of gathering and evaluating evidence. Experience in Oracle and sub ledgers particularly in shared services environment is desirable. You will have the drive to deliver financial improvement and a genuine interest in how strong financial controls can help an organisation deliver more effectively.
What you'll get in return
You will get an opportunity to join a public services company at an exciting time of change and to help deliver an increase in efficiency and knowledge and process improvements across the board.
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