Community Trust Accountant

  • Job Reference: 10982
  • Date Posted: 31 January 2019
  • Recruiter: Paul Mitchell Associates
  • Location: Leicester
  • Salary: £17,300
  • Bonus/Benefits: (20 Hours A Week) Flexible as and when
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Work Hours: Part Time

Job Description

Community Trust Accountant Part Time. Our client, a prestigious organisation based in Leicester has engaged Paul Mitchell Associates to recruit an experienced Community Trust Accountant to cover maternity on a Part Time basis. Being available for work in March, your role will involve the following;

* Production of monthly management accounts for the Charitable Trust including commentary for the Community Director, Trustees, Finance Director and Financial Controller.
* Reporting and analysis of expenditure by project.
* Liaison with project managers to ensure they understand the current financial position of their projects.
* Assisting project managers with grant applications and returns.
* Completion of Community Trust budget model.
* Liaison with project managers and Community Director to produce annual Community Trust budget.
* Production of statutory accounts and responsibility for successful completion of independent review / audit.
* Filing of accounts with Companies House and Charities Commission.
* Validation, coding & analysis of Trust payroll.
* Responsibility for cash book, sales, purchase and nominal ledgers for the Trust including transaction input, maintenance, reconciliation and period / year-end processes.
* Responsibility for payment of Trust suppliers, collection of outstanding debtors and reporting on both to project managers and Community Director.
* Implementation and support for the roll out of Focalpoint, a web based purchase order and invoice approval system linked directly to Access Dimensions accounting software.
* Reconciliation and reporting for the Trust bank accounts, petty cash and credit card expenditure.
* Ensuring that the Trust operates in line with the businesses financial policies and procedures and tailoring guidance specifically for the Trust where appropriate.
* The Employee must at all times carry out his/her responsibilities with due regard to the businesses values and policies and procedures, in particular Health & Safety, Equality and Diversity, Confidentiality and with regard to the Data Protection Act.

* ACCA / CIMA qualified or equivalent.
* Previous experience in a similar role.
* Previous experience in financial accounting, accounts preparation and statutory reporting.
* Previous experience in management accounting and reporting
* Previous experience of managing ledgers and period-end / year-end processes.
* Excellent numerical skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
* Demonstrates honesty, integrity, reliability and the ability to ensure confidentiality at all time.
* Friendly, well organized with the ability to multi-task and perform well under pressure.
* Possess strong time management skills and have a flexible approach to work.
* Able to communicate to the highest level, listens, interprets and conveys information in a clear and accurate manner, provides timely delivery of information and selects the most appropriate method of communication.
* Works within a team environment, co-operates with others, considers the needs of others and helps others to achieve objectives.
* Ability to work autonomously on own initiative, pro-active in managing one's own time, building an understanding of the internal and external environment in order to deliver work in a highly effective and professional manner and to stringent deadlines.
* Resilience and the ability to maintain professionalism and a calm demeanor at all times.
* Excellent IT skills (including excellent MS Office - word, excel, PowerPoint).


* Knowledge of Access Dimensions accounting software
* Experience of Charity accounting.

My client offers an excellent opportunity to work with an organization with an enviable reputation. For further information, please contact us on 0116 2549404.

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