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Accountant job description

Job Summary -Accountant job description

To provide an efficient and effective professional financial service to the company that ensures that statutory obligations for sound financial management are met and maintained.


To include an advisory and consultative function, and ensure an effective, efficient and responsive financial support service to the Business Partners and the Divisions / Departments.

Main responsibilities

To maintain accurate and meaningful financial information, in order to meet statutory requirements (including relevant Codes of Practice) and support the financial management of the company.


To actively manage the generation of accurate financial data to formulate management information and develop supporting systems to optimise performance and ensure effective co-ordination of expenditure against budgets, reporting on a regular basis.

To hold regular meetings with assigned Business Partner to ensure a free flow of information and understanding of the financial position and best practice is adhered to.


To monitor expenditure of the assigned budgets, projecting future commitments and to identify and report any opportunities and risks within these significant budget groups.


To undertake analysis of specific areas of expenditure to ensure the company is spending within budget, checking budget monitoring forecasts submitted, and is achieving value for money.


To act as consultant to staff and management, providing advice and guidance on all matters relating to budgetary, financing and joint agency funded issues.


To take part in the annual budget preparation process, assist with the budget strategy and developing the tools to translate the company strategy, assist with collating the master budget and providing various forms of analysis to enable

the company to make appropriate decisions in line with its business plan.


Accountant job description


To advise and guide the Business Partners in delivering the annual budget process, the use of the tools, the expected output.


To assist in the preparation of financial reports for the company.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Accountant job description

Free job description Accountant job description

It is essential that the post holder have:


The ability to demonstrate sound knowledge of accounting concepts and orsupported by a relevant qualification (AAT).


Has experience in the analysis, preparation and control of budgets and demonstrates an ability to perform pro-active budget management through research and financial modelling skills.


Experience of dealing with establishing the annual budget for a complex organisation.


Demonstrate relevant experience of the preparation of Annual Accounts for a large organisation.


Has an extensive knowledge of computerised accounting systems, including General Ledger, Budget Management, Purchase Order and Accounts Payable systems. Experience and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing packages.


Experience in managing, determining and effectively disseminating working practices, and both operational and administrative procedures with a methodical and organised approach to ensure the delivery of an effective audit of accounting and financial management system.


Accountant job description


Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communicative skills to be able to write clear, concise and accurate reports in relation to any relevant issue or responsibility. Able to project confidence, possess influence and persuasion skills to be able to effectively deal with senior managers, colleagues, customers & outside agencies in a courteous manner and able to represent the company in a professional manner both internally and externally.


To be a team player, adopt a flexible approach, able to recognise colleagues`skills, provide support to colleagues and engender a well-balanced team to instil the confidence of its customers. Pro active in managing workload, with the ability to plan and prioritise and able to work with minimal supervision.








Well motivated with a flexible, positive attitude to develop and implement new procedures, changing priorities and deadlines with an ability to adapt to and manage change at short notice.


Able to work calmly and accurately under pressure to tight deadlines managing their time and stress effectively.


It is desirable that the post holder:


Experience of accounting regulations.

Have knowledge in company financial procedures and regulations

Has experience of the company current financial system; Oracle financials.


Accountant job description


To support the Senior Management Accountant (Revenue) in the production of the  Monthly  financial Reporting pack(s), in accordance with the agreed timetable. .


Provide advice and professional support to the Business Partners and maintain effective liaison with the Business Partners to ensure that the financial functions are operated in line with company policy, and to promote and

develop good and consistent financial practice throughout the company. To assist the Business Partners to meet their corporate



To promote and execute amendments to standard practice so as to increase efficiency and reduce bureaucracy.


 Accountant job description




To take part in the final accounts process and in the liaison with all Finance employees to guide and support the production of the annual statement of accounts, in order to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.


Develop and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of computer systems to enable active contribution to the continual improvement of financial systems and procedures throughout the company, making financial information more

readily available to inform decisions and ensuring optimum use to meet budget holder needs.


To actively assist in the development and implementation of company policies and procedures.


To provide interpretation and guidance on current financial policies and procedures and changes thereto.



To provide cover for Management Accountants during periods of absence to ensure resilience within the section.