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Financial Accountant

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Financial Accountant – London – 3 month contract - Up to £400 per day – IR35 Status: Inside Scope

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Accountant to work for a major government department based in London on a 3 month contract. Candidates with experience of financial accounting within a central government department are highly desirable.


  • Build understanding of the two accounting systems used to prepare the accounts and maintain high levels of integrity of that data;
  • Build understanding of the data tool used to capture financial information from Partner Organisations;
  • Engage with key stakeholders to ensure these systems are fit for purpose;
  • Work with the department’s shared service providers to complete monthly journals;
  • Undertake the monthly review and reconciliation of ledger balances;
  • Undertake the monthly Whole of Government Accounts checks;
  • Undertake the departmental counterparty reconciliation and management;
  • Collaborate with the wider finance community within the department to mitigate accounting risks, working to mitigate these risks so that the Departmental Accounts are free of material errors;
  • Engage with the external auditors, the National Audit Office (NAO), to ensure that the audit process runs smoothly;

Skills and experience:

  • Fully qualified accountants (ACCA, ACA, CIPFA or CIMA) are highly desirable
  • Significant experience of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Strong technical accounting skills;
  • Experience of accounting systems;
  • Excellent Excel skills;
  • Excellent presentational skills.
  • Preparation or audit of Central Government / public sector set of accounts;
  • Strong internal control and compliance skills;
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about operating with an Oracle based RM system in a shared service environment.

Please apply without delay as there is a deadline with this role. Ref: 809569

IR35 Status: Inside Scope

To apply for this role please send through your CV for consideration and we will be in touch should your experience match our criteria. Unfortunately due to high volume we will only be able to contact those who have been shortlisted

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