Senior Financial Accountant

Closing date
2 December 2019 10:00am
Length of contract

About us

We are the final stage for complaints about the NHS in England and public services delivered by the UK Government. We look into complaints where someone believes there has been injustice or hardship because an organisation has not acted properly or fairly or has given a poor service and not put things right.
Our service is free for everyone

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Finance Team in the Manchester office. We are looking for a financial professional who can demonstrate that they have solid financial accounting skills and knowledge, as well as the ability to transform systems and ways of working to deliver high quality financial services.

You will have significant experience of working in finance at a senior level to deliver excellent financial services, with in-depth knowledge of UK Central Government accounting requirements.  Ideally you will with in-depth knowledge of UK Central Government accounting requirements, however this is not essential. You should also have experience of process improvement and finance/reporting system implementation in a mid-sized organisation.

Reporting to the Director of Resources, you will have excellent leadership and management skills. You will lead the delivery of PHSO’s financial accounting requirements and manage the accounts payable and payroll teams. This is a hands-on role that involves producing the year-end financial statements, advising on technical financial accounting issues, as well as ensuring compliance with the PHSO financial control framework. 

The successful candidate will be CCAB Qualified or equivalent recognised accountancy body with experience of preparing financial statements under Government accounting FReM requirements, as well as experience of financial management within a public sector organisation. 

Experience of interpreting financial standards, analysing complex written material and identifying and summarising key issues is essential.
The successful candidate will have a generous basic holiday entitlement of 30 days and a further 2.5 days “extra statutory” holiday. We offer a flexible working scheme, childcare vouchers, bike loans, season ticket loans for travel to and from the office, and a subsidy for gym membership. You’ll also be eligible to join the Civil Service Pension Scheme and access our employee assistance programme for free advice and support on personal, financial and emotional issues.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and supporting statement by 10am on the 2nd December 2019

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