DESIblitz Job: Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

Permanent Bristol
£39072 - £41871/annum
11/05/2022
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Young Lives Vs Cancer

Financial Accountant

When a child is diagnosed with cancer life becomes full of fear, for them and their family. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, overwhelming money worries, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

At Young Lives vs Cancer, we help families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. And you could be a part of the team making it happen.

As a member of the Finance and Corporate Resources team, you have a fundamental role in helping us to deliver on our promise to support young people and their families to deal with the effects of cancer, both during and beyond treatment. We do this through working alongside other teams, providing expert guidance and advice to ensure that, as One Team, we deliver on our aim to be a relevant and robust organisation for our times. We make sure that the wider Young Lives vs Cancer team has all the practical things they need to do their job – like places to meet and work, and the right systems to help with our processes. We are here to ensure that we operate safely, legally and efficiently as a charity.

Financial Accountant Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for managing the day-to-day workload of the financial accounting team; ensuring timeliness, accuracy and completeness of financial information recorded on the finance system. The role holder should be committed to continuous improvement of processes to ensure the financial data recorded is of the highest quality.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with tax legislation, preparing the quarterly VAT return, and supporting the Head of Financial Accounting and Controls in making sure that tax recovery is optimised.
  • Day-to-day management of cash in line with treasury policy and making recommendations to the Head of Financial Accounting and Controls for investment of cash, to ensure optimal return on investment.
  • Co-ordinating the audit preparation process by supporting staff across the charity to prepare high quality information and by preparing audit schedules for auditor review.

In addition to the above, you will also be:

  • Working across the charity’s diverse income streams and expenditure (circa. £25-30m) to ensure the accuracy and completeness of financial information recorded and to ensure that the charity is maximising its tax recovery in respect of VAT, corporation tax and gift aid.
  • Reviewing, reconciling and recording payroll data in respect of approximately 450 staff.
  • Accountable for the systems’ needs of over 100 users in Ipos (invoice approval system) and 15 licences in SUN (the finance system).
  • Designing appropriate workflows and process solutions.
  • Responsible for maintaining the financial accuracy of approximately 20 bank accounts and 100 balance sheet control accounts, fixed asset and depreciation accounts.
  • Co-ordinating and reviewing the day-to-day work of the Assistant Accountant and volunteers.
  • Young Lives vs Cancer is open to and in support of flexible working. We are currently defining our approach to hybrid working. Your flexibility requirements and that of the role will be discussed at interview stage with you.

This role falls under the hybrid – variable category. This role is part home, part office based (your contractual base will be both Home and our Bristol office. You will have the opportunity to work remotely / from home within the parameters of our hybrid working arrangements, with 2 days a week in the office.

Financial Accountant Requirements:

  • Strong technical ability, you will be a qualified accountant with 2 years + post qualification experience.
  • Experienced in maintaining the general ledger, reviewing journals posted by junior team members, spotting anomalies, and a proven track record of reconciling control accounts.
  • Experience of month end accounting – posting payroll, accruals, prepayments, depreciation, bank and sales ledger reconciliations.
  • Proactive and able to resolve queries or problems through face-to-face meetings with your colleagues across the finance division.
  • Strong IT skills, you will be comfortable using Pivots, V lookups, IF formulas etc.
  • Excellent people management skills, with experience managing a junior team member.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.

What we offer:

In return for your commitment, we offer a great reward package, which includes generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme and season ticket loan.

We are always looking for talented people from all backgrounds, to join us and help improve the lives of children and young people with cancer and their families. We particularly want to encourage people from under-represented groups to step forward and apply to work or volunteer with Young Lives vs Cancer.

We operate a hybrid working model whereby you will work from the office 2-3 days a week, with the ability to work the remaining days from home if you choose. We are committed to flexible working, and would be happy to discuss your requirements at interview.

Young Lives vs Cancer is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Salary: £39,072 – £41,871
Location: Hybrid – Home / Bristol
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35hours per week, full time

Closing Date: 20 May 2022

You may have experience of the following: Financial Accountant, Finance Manager, Accountant, Accounts Manager, Financial Reporting, Management Accountant, Finance Manager, Head of Finance, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, etc.

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