Financial Accountant

England, Bristol
£35000 - £40000 per annum
11 Aug 2017
17 Aug 2017
Sophie Willis
Public Sector
Contract Type
Level of qualification

Exciting opportunity for a Qualified Accountant to join a public sector body as Financial Accountant, responsible for statutory accounting and managing a small number of transactional staff.

Client Details

Our client is a not-for-profit social enterprise delivering publicly-funded NHS services in Bristol and the surrounding areas. They provide over 40 different services, ranging from community nursing teams and end of life care to prison healthcare, school nursing, health visiting, diabetes support and physiotherapy.


  • Responsible for the accurate production of the balance sheet, ensuring strong reconciliations are maintained.
  • Responsible for management of the treasury policy, ensuring that cash flow is effectively managed.
  • Supporting the operations of the business in achieving strong financial controls.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance in the preparation and development of the finance reports that are presented to the the Board
  • Management & development of a small number of transactional staff.
  • Responsible for the financial returns to HMRC
  • Responsible for the production of cost saving plans.
  • Supporting the Head of Finance through the annual External Audit.
  • Implement and monitor the scheme of delegation, financial policies and financial instructions.
  • Responsible for the day to day management of an accounting service provider and contracted procurement.
  • Profile

    The ideal candidate for the Financial Accountant position will:

    • Be a professionally qualified accountant (ACCA / ACA / CIMA or equivalent.)
    • Have demonstrable experience of producing statutory accounts for a medium or large organisation.
    • Experience of line management is desirable.
    • Experience in a public sector environment is also desirable but not essential.
    • Be able to commute to Central Bristol on a daily basis.

    Job Offer

    By joining the organisation as Financial Accountant, you'll be eligible to receive the following:

    • A starting salary of £35,000
    • Competitive pension scheme
    • Competitive holiday allowance
    • Flexible working environment
    • Other optional benefits, including Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare vouchers etc.

    Please note that our clients offices are based in Central Bristol, commutable from Bath, Chippenham, Taunton, Weston-Super-Mare, Chipping Sodbury, Stroud, Swindon.

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