Assistant Accountant

Posted 08 October 2021
Salary£16.71 - 16.71 per hour + (submit cv with rate required)
Job type Contract
DisciplineAccountancy & Finance
ReferenceAssistant Accountant
Contact NameLauren Bailey

Job description

If you’re searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further. Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside a local authority in Caerphilly to appoint a talented Assistant Accountant on a temporary basis. 

As Assistant Accountant you’ll play a vital role in:

  • Assisting in the preparation of budgets and closure of accounts of the Social Services Directorate
  • Facilitate appropriate payments to care providers and service users
  • Assist budget holders to manage budgets effectively
  • Provide day to day management of staff within the accountancy

The ideal candidate will be responsible and committed to providing an excellent service alongside the Senior Accountant

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you! 

Further duties include:

  • Preparation of detailed budgets for the Social Services Directorate in accordance with corporate deadlines
  • Preparation of bi-monthly budget monitoring reports for the Social Services Directorate
  • Closure of the accounts for the Social Services in accordance with corporate deadlines
  • Prompt and accurate processing of supplier invoices via the authority’s purchase ledger system
  • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of specified staff, offering advice on prioritising workload
  • Contribute to the preparation of the Social Services revenue budget calculations in line with corporate guidelines and timescales
  • Contribute towards the development of medium term financial plans for the Social Services Directorate by identifying cost pressures and potential efficiencies
  • Contribute to the closure of revenue accounts in line with corporate guidelines and timescales
  • Contribute towards the maintenance of the financial accounts for the directorate
  • Produce regular budget monitoring information and to ensure that budget holders are aware of the implications of this information
  • Produce costings for service delivery options
  • Develop, implement and review systems which will assist budget holders to manage budgets effectively
  • Provide training in budgetary control techniques and systems
  • Provide advice on financial coding to ensure that all income and expenditure within social services can be identified to an appropriate budget
  • Contribute towards the annual Financial Services Performance Plan
  • Attend and contribute to meetings as required by senior managers
  • Raise debtor invoices and internal invoices as appropriate

And more!

The ideal candidate for this position will:

  • Association of Accounting Technicians Level 4 or relevant NVQ Level 4 (or equivalent)
  • An understanding of the purpose of financial code
  • An understanding of commitment accounting
  • An understanding of accruals and prepayment
  • Ability to work on own initiative but also as part of a Team
  • Organised approach to work
  • Demonstrates a professional approach
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to set deadlines

What's on offer:

  • Salary: £16.71 per hour
  • Contract type: Contract till March 2022 (With view to extend)
  • Hours: 37 hours per week

How to apply:

About Spencer Clarke Group

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge in Accountancy and Finance and will also provide expert career advice along the way. 

When you join us, you will receive: 

  • Access to a wide range of temporary and permanent opportunities
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals 

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £350* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Lauren Bailey on remembering to include your details as well. 

*T’s & C’s apply.