Assistant Financial Accountant

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Plymouth and District

Salary: £25,300 to £27,682 - Depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 35 Per Week

Closing Date: 27 February 2020

Interview Date: Wed 4th March 2020

Contact: Julie Harte:

Assistant Financial Accountant

Reference: VAC1212 

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date Thursday 27th February 2020.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia

About the team

The Assistant Financial Accountant will report to the Accounting Centre Manager with a dotted line to the Financial Accountant.   They will provide support to the Society Accounting Centre Manager and the Financial Accountant in maintaining a strong and effective financial control environment for the Society, ensuring compliance with financial policies and procedures, accounting standards, company and charity law.

About the role

The role will be responsible for:

Providing effective financial management and control of the Society and of the Society’s subsidiaries, including Year End financial accounts

Assisting in the preparation of VAT returns and corporation tax returns, and for responding to tax related queries and submitting timely returns

Ensure Society wide accounting records comply with accounting standards, company and charity law.

Prepare year-end statutory accounts in accordance with the Charities SORP, FRS102, the Charities Act and UKGAAP. Liaise with external auditors and assist with the timely completion of the year end audit

Ensure finance policies and procedures are clearly documented and adhered to, across the Society

Responsible for Monthly balance sheet reviews and reconciliation of control accounts

Responsible for maintaining schedules for Fixed Assets and Research Grants. Liaise with Finance Business Partners and Research Grants Team

Use Established system as required to import or extract data to/ from our accounting software using Jet reports and advanced Excel functionalities.

About you

You will need:

CCAB part qualified accountant with relevant experience.

Knowledge of statutory accounting, taxations and audit control requirements

Strong IT skills including advanced excel, experience of large financial systems (e.g. the Society’s finance system Navision) and the use of reporting applications to extract data.

Interpretation of complex data.

Strong written and verbal communications with the ability to communicate with finance and nonfinance staff at all levels.

Experience of supporting finance process improvement initiatives that helped teams do their work more efficiently and effectively

Autonomous working and ability to confidently deal with key stakeholders, including HMRC, tax advisors, investment managers, bankers and auditors.

Work with others in the team to deliver smooth Society wide financial operations (treasury, payment and income processing) and provide excellent customer service, maintaining and monitoring performance against service level agreements and leading action to best practice.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely, all contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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