Financial Accountant

A permanent full time Financial Accountant, Cambridge.


Assist in the production of the published annual accounts for the Trust. Maintain the integrity of the financial ledgers, through reconciling and monitoring various control accounts and maintaining the Trusts chart of accounts. Take responsibility for all banking activities, including monitoring liquidity making transfers and paying staff.

* AAT member or professional accountancy qualifications.
* Desirable to be ACA or ACCA qualified or part qualified.
* Desire to continue study towards a recognised accounting qualification.

Essential experience:
* Experience of working in financial accounts
* Expertise in a range of accounting areas in reconciliations, VAT, finance ledgers, coding structures and related policies and procedures.
* Experience of banking systems (BACS/CHAPS/etc).
* Good working knowledge of International Financial reporting standards.

Desirable experience:
* Experience within one of the big audit firms, dealing with large complex organisations.
* Experience in dealing with internal & external auditors.
* Experience working with Oracle.
* Good working knowledge of the Charities Statement of recommended practices.

* Good PC skills including knowledge of Excel, Access and Word. Proficient in designing, formatting and manipulating financial spreadsheets and databases.
* Able to reconcile complex financial data, observing trends in the data and investigating and resolving complex discrepancies.
* Excellent organisational skills, able to organise and plan own work in order to meet monthly and annual financial requirements and able to plan and co-ordinate ad hoc work considering tax or legislative changes, audit requirements or organisational needs.
* Able to review/audit own work and complete complex review/audit of all balance sheet postings by various finance and payroll teams, to identify posting errors and explain errors to posting personnel in order to constantly improve the validity and accuracy of the financial statements.
* Able to identify, develop and implement changes to working practice or policies where efficiency's can be made or controls are inadequate for both financial accounting and other areas.
* Excellent inter-personal / communication skills, able to discuss complex financial queries and sensitive or contentious issues diplomatically both internally with staff and externally.
* Able to negotiate issues with external parties, with HMRC on VAT issues. Able to advise on complex financial and or corporate issues with non-Finance mangers.

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