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Job Title: Accountant
Contract Type: permanent
Location: North London, London
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
REF: SM 241017 ACC_1508950217
Contact Name: Stephen McCarthy
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

Our client, an interesting growing business with offices in North London are looking to source an accountant to join their team. The role will be reporting directly to the Finance Director and the ideal candidate will have previous experience working for a charity.

Key responsibilities:
-Conduct a review of the accounting records of the business in readiness for year end and to provide a solid underpinning for the ongoing management accounts.
-Design, implement and document a series of updated accounting controls to preserve the ongoing integrity of the accounting records.
-Design and implement a modified schema within the SAGE 50 accounting ledger to improve the collation and reporting of data and facilitate faster reporting.
-Selectively, assist with the upgrading of the suite of management information currently provided to the Senior Management Team and Trustees of the business.
-Month end financial accounting - P&L and balance sheet preparation including the processing of month end accounting adjustments
-Complete or review accounting control procedures - validation of balance sheet accounts, intercompany reconciliations, reconciliations to sub systems for income, fixed assets, suppliers etc.
-Maintenance of certain sub ledger records - Fixed Asset Register
-Review of CAPEX posting to ensure compliance with accounting standards.
-Reconciliation of Restricted Funds balances to ensure compliance with conditional donations
-Preparation of periodic tax returns (VAT etc.)
-Revise chart of accounts and accounting schema in SAGE to reflect new business activities, improve business accountability and transparency of reporting
-Assist with following key elements of management reporting:
-Department level P&Ls
-Expenditure forecasts
-Cash Flow forecasts
-CAPEX forecasts

The ideal candidate will have a broad finance background and any experience working within the charity sector would be preferred.

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