Technical Revenue Accountant

HQ Chelmsford, permanent

Job description, key responsibilities and experience

Salary: £49,602 - £52,755

Closing date: Sunday 3 December 2023

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Technical Revenue Accountant for Essex Police. This is a role requiring you to work alongside the Chief Accountant in respect of the closure of accounts, and the production of the statutory annual Statement of Accounts as well as liaise with external auditors on queries and requests. Lead on pensions accounting issues for the force. Provide advice and guidance on taxation related issues including VAT, IR35 and CIS. Manage a team of four staff, including line management of the Corporate Accounting Supervisor, ensuring that the key tasks of the team e.g. bank reconciliations, payroll control reconciliations and the seized monies process are being managed effectively and pro-actively.

You will:

  • Possess a CCAB or equivalent qualification. This is equivalent to a Level 7 diploma and masters degree, and represents a professionally qualified accountant or be able to evidence you are able to acquire this qualification with 12 months from the application date.
  • Have at least two years post qualification experience in a financial accounting environment, ideally within a medium or large size public sector organisation. Relevant experience within a Police Force or Local Authority, is desirable but not essential.
  • Be able to evidence experience of closure of accounts processes, as well as knowledge of CIPFA accounting guidance.
  • Able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge and practical experience of financial accounting systems and be fully conversant with a range of Microsoft applications, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Have experience of supervising or managing a team, including managing performance and quality, and ensuring resources are appropriately planned.

How to apply

Apply via the Penna website

Contact: Dan Wide

Email: Phone: +44 (0) 7895 312029

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