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Senior Accountant - Charity

Job Title: Senior Accountant - Charity
Contract Type: permanent
Location: Barnet
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
REF: SNRACC1006_1654858407
Contact Name: Guy Barwell
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Job Published: 12 months ago

Job Description

Senior Accountant - Charity
Barnet, North London (Hybrid) - Flexible working considered
£45,000 - £50,000

This is fantastic opportunity to join this progressive and growing charity with ambitious growth plans.

To meet this expansion of Finance responsibilities, a new role of Senior Accountant has been created to take responsibility for key monthly and ad hoc financial reporting and analysis as well as added responsibility for supporting the implementation of relevant new database packages.

We are seeking a Qualified Accountant who has a strong blend of both financial reporting and analysis in addition to strong system skills including advanced Excel and ideally databases.
Whilst previous Charity experience would be an advantage it is not a necessity.
The Senior Accountant will be responsible for producing management information including regular board reports, cash flow and liquidity analyses. The focus will be to upgrade the timeliness and quality of reporting plus improve the user-friendliness of the information offered to non-Finance users. Alongside the regular reporting, this role will also work closely with the FD on ad-hoc financial and operational analyses. Historically this has included projects such as:
*Benchmarking performance against other charities
*Monitoring of progress of investment plans
*Designing and implementing useful financial KPIs
*Tracking progress of major capital expenditure projects
*Preparing sensitivity analyses for different staffing models in the Care function.

The majority of transactional duties (income processing and invoicing, bank account controls, expense and payroll processing, account reconciliations, fixed asset recording and regular tax filings) will be dealt with by other members of the team.

We are looking for someone who is:
*A fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with previous experience of working in a finance team
*Able to build effective relationships within Finance and with key stakeholders throughout the organisation
*A clear thinker with strong communication skills, able to write and present clear and engaging reports
*A problem solver with a pragmatic and commercially oriented approach
*Productive and able to work independently
*An organised professional who can manage competing demands and work to tight deadlines

Applicants will have experience and/or proficiency in:
*Presenting information to senior leadership teams
*Improving financial processes for monthly management accounts, budget preparation and other regular reporting or processing tasks
*Ad hoc financial planning exercises
*Building a strong financial control environment
*Managing cash flow, liquidity and sundry expenditures
*The use of desktop IT tools (spreadsheets, presentation software etc.) and standard accounting systems and databases

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