Financial Accountant, part time

28 Aug 2020
18 Sep 2020
Contract Type

Job Title: Financial Accountant

Department: Finance, Procurement, Disbursements and Compliance (FPDC)

Location: Remote working from home/Office based - Leeds, West Yorkshire

Job status: Permanent

Salary: ??23,362.87 per annum (38,669.59 full time equivalent)

Hours: Part Time, 21.75 Hours per week (3 full days)

Closing Date: 18 September 2020

Skills for Care has an exciting opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our team based in Leeds.

Skills for Care helps create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. Our practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level right through to senior leadership and management roles. Find out more by taking a look at our website

The team

The Finance, Procurement Disbursement and Compliance (FPDC) team forms part of the corporate resources in Skills for Care. The finance section of this team is a flexible, responsive and solution focused team that oversees all financial functions and ensures that all the financial reporting and transactions are accurate and timely and follows the relevant legislation and good practice whilst also complying with strict guidelines laid down by Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC), our primary funders.

The role

Working as part of the finance team you will work with others to support the Management Accountant to ensure effective and efficient functioning of the company's financial controls, principally relating to monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting to our key stakeholders at Leadership and committee level as well as our main funder the DHSC. This role is also key in keeping the fixed asset register up to date.

Requirements of the role

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a good experience of working within a busy and sometimes pressured financial environment, significant and advanced use of excel and its functionalities as well as adaptability to using bespoke systems. Knowledge of creating reports by collecting data from various sources with sufficient checks and balances to ensure accuracy and to tight deadlines. You will need to be able to cope with change including new systems development, together with excellent and versatile communication skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels.

The role requires the post-holder to often work autonomously, using their own initiative and to be proactive in identifying creative solutions to complex challenges, particularly around procedures and processes.

Skills for Care is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

A DBS check is not required for this role. Candidates will be asked to disclose any unspent criminal convictions as part of the recruitment process however this will not form part of the initial application stage.

If you are interested in this role please visit the website for the full job description