Senior Financial Accountant

Recruiter
Trace Recruit
Location
Central London
Salary
£50k - 60k per year
Posted
18 Oct 2019
Closes
15 Nov 2019
Ref
DD Snr FA
Contact
Deniz Dervish
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Senior Financial Accountant, The Arts, Central London, £60,000

A well-respected Arts organisation is currently looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to lead on the delivery phase of a new Capital project. This role will be crucial to ensuring that the capital project is integrated into the finance team and in the financial controls and systems. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Setting up robust financial systems for the income and expenditure of the delivery phase of the project.
  • Close monitoring of the key financial milestones across the project including highlighting any risks identified.
  • Managing cashflow for the project and ensuring appropriate levels of borrowing facilities are in place.
  • Working with key stakeholders on managing the project budget to budget, scope and time, highlighting issues in a timely and clear manner and helping the team to provide creative solutions.
  • Reporting to the Project Board, Trustees and Trustee sub committees as required.
  • Reporting to the National Lottery Heritage Fund on the project finance and budget as required.
  • Reporting to the Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport and preparing business cases for their approval as required.
  • Working closely with the project Cost Consultants, Project Manager, Architect and Design Team on the project.
  • Managing the capitalisation of project costs and reporting in the financial statements.

Financial Operations

  • Managing the monthly statement of fund reconciliations.
  • Contributing to the year-end process including assisting with the audit work and preparation of the statutory accounts
  • Overseeing accounting processes and controls improvements.
  • Liaising with external and internal auditors as required.
  • Supporting the dissemination of information including ensuring the Finance intranet page is kept up to date with procedures and policies.

Treasury Management

  • Preparing cash flow forecasts that cover the operating cash flow and capital requirements.
  • Overseeing debt collection.
  • Managing the loan facility and reporting requirements.

Other

  • Providing cover for the Chief Financial Officer where appropriate.
  • Maintaining an overview of the financial picture that covers the company operating model and capital project
  • Taking the lead on complex financial issues as required.
  • Ensuring good communication between financial control and management accounting functions to facilitate good shared understanding of significant financial transactions.
  • Promoting sustainable working practices and reducing the environmental impact of the company operations in line with its Sustainability Statement.

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