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General Accountant - Contract

Accountant - General - Contract Role circa 4/5 Months contract

My client is now looking for an accountant to join their team. Working with a team of circa 12 people in the finance team. This role is a contract position for circa 4 or 5 months.

Your role will be to: To provide appropriate financial information, advice and assistance to support the decision-making process

Maintain the accounting records, fees ledger, creditors ledger and nominal ledger accurately and in accordance with agreed time-scales and procedures.

Help prepare annual budgets and forecasts, monitoring performance and reporting budget progress to budget holders.

Help to prepare full year forecast and management accounts including variance reports.

Advise on current and future financial issues and projects including feasibility appraisals.

Payroll & Pension experience would be advantageous, for the accurate preparation and payment of all salaries, wages and pension contributions and other deductions on time, including PAYE and NI contributions.

Ensure that P60s and P11Ds are prepared and issued and that PAYE and NIC returns are complied with.

Administer the pension schemes for all staff maintaining records and sending periodic returns as required.

Produce fee invoices and respond to invoice queries.

Receipt and reconciliation of fee payments.

Prepare returns and arrange any payments to third parties

Complete all returns as required by HMRC, pension providers etc.

Qualified Accountant or part qualified with relevant experience.

Proven experience in financial reporting and in the preparation of management accounts, forecasts and statutory accounts.

Experience of practical accounting, bookkeeping and payroll in a similar role.

Ability to understand, interpret and communicate financial data at all levels of an organisation.

Sound knowledge of accounting standards.

Excellent Microsoft skills - Excel, Word and Outlook essential.

Confident in using Information Management Systems and able to learn new systems and processes quickly.

Excellent time management, prioritisation and organisational skills.

Excellent attention to detail.

Maintain strict confidentiality where appropriate.

Strong interpersonal skills with a clear focus on customer service.

Previous experience of accounting packages


Generous annual basic salary, circa 35k per annum, plus 25 days holiday plus bank holidays. Car parking, and other comprehensive benefits.



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