Assistant Finance Officer

Recruiter
Reed
Location
Central London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
01 Oct 2019
Ref
1222736581
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
My client an administrative statutory body are looking for temporary Finance Officer support for a period of 6 weeks with potential for this to be extended further. The reason for this role coming about is due to a leaver within the team. The Role: To support the production of financial management information including month end processes prepayments & accruals; and post associated journals. To participate in the business partnering approach in support of the wider organisation supporting the resolution of issues, responding to queries and enhancing financial awareness. To be responsible for the processing of all financial transactions for the organisation in order to identify expenditure whilst ensuring strict adherence to the finance manual and relevant Accounting Standards. To manage own workload to ensure that all transactions are posted within agreed timeframes liaising with and resolving questions with the wider organisation, it's Members, suppliers and the shared service team as required. Duties Include: Assist and work with the Finance Officers in the management and provision of financial information including the preparation of accurate and timely budgets, forecasts and monthly management accounts. Ensure that all transactional processing requirements are met to a high standard, focusing on 'getting it right first time' and removing the requirement for subsequent adjustments. Transactional processes include but are not limited to: purchase orders, goods receipts, invoicing processing, Member claims and staff T&S, journal processing, vendor maintenance and any other transactional processing as may be allocated. Responsible for a range of balance sheet reconciliations in line with month end timetable. Preparation and posting of related General Ledger journals. Proactively identify process improvements, agree and implement changes in order to continuously develop processes. Contribute to - and test - detailed instructions covering all finance processes. In addition, support and work collaboratively with finance colleagues to deliver finance improvement projects. Provide support and work collaboratively with finance colleagues in the delivery of finance functions. In addition, engage with and respond to questions by supporting, guiding and advising budget holders and the wider organisation in order to provide a quality service to all and ensure that any queries are dealt with and responded to promptly. Engage with non-financial stakeholders, including providing formal and informal training, in order to assist with their financial requirements and procedures. Assist finance colleagues in the provision of the financial data required to produce the Annual Accounts, Management Accounts, Board Reports and other returns required, ensuring the data provided is robust and fully supported with clear audit trail. Work collaboratively with finance colleagues in gathering evidence from across the organisation to provide appropriate responses audits including National Audit Office's audit requests.

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