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Chief Accountant Job description

a) To lead the financial and management accounting functions

b) To manage the day to day banking functions and liaise with the relevant agencies.

c) To manage taxation issues.

d) To lead on completion of annual accounts.

Financial Accounting

(i) Provide a full financial accounting service including control over and maintenance of all ledgers in particular:

- General ledger

- Purchase accounting records

- Cash Book


(ii) Provide a comprehensive efficient banking service ensuring robust internal controls and

up to date systems.

(iii) Oversee completion of all statutory accounts including liaison with the auditors and annual



Management Accounting

(I) Timely preparation of monthly management accounts including departmental operating

costs and commentary.


(ii) Quarterly forecasting to provide a full year forecast for the current year and 1 year ahead.

(iii) Lead the Annual budget process building on the forecasting in (ii) above. Then using (i)

and (ii) above drive budgetary control.


(iv) Work with the Performance Manager on efficiency and benchmarking issues including

preparation of annual Housemark and other statistical returns.



(i) Lead on VAT in close liaison with the Customer Accounts and Development Accounting

teams. In particular keep up to date in all VAT issues relevant

(ii) Provide relevant information for annual corporation tax in liaison with Customer Accounts

and Development Accounts team.


General Matters


(i) Lead and manage both the financial and management accounting teams ensuring staff

are developed and communication is open and clear.

(ii) Promote continuous improvement both internally within own team and externally across

the Association.

(iii) Contribute to the Corporate Plan providing and delivering own departmental action plans

and supporting other action plans where required.

(iv) Manage the risk profile in the department to identify and minimise operational risks.

(v) As a member of the Management Team play an pro-active role in the wider management

of the association and its subsidiaries.