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Senior Accountant

Yorkshire and the Humber

  • Reference: 383148
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: 37000
  • Location: Northallerton

Your new role:

Nigel Wright have been appointed jointly by North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue to recruit 2 Senior Accountants on a permanent basis. The 2 Senior Accountant roles will lead the Finance teams and ensure the effective day-to-day running of the finance functions, based at their headquarters in Northallerton.

This is an exciting time to join the two organisations and will allow the successful candidate to lead/develop a competent team and influence internal and external stakeholders.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for Capital accounting.
  • Responsibility for pension fund and IAS19 accounting.
  • Supporting the delivery of Financial Management through the development and implementation of effective strategies, action plans, policies and procedures and performance management processes.
  • Supporting the production and monitoring of the Authority's Annual Budget and Medium-Term Financial Plan.
  • Deliver training to Budget Holders to enable effective budget management and use of resources.
  • Reviewing specialist financial advice to corporate projects and business planning providing information with interpretation e.g cost modelling and trend analysis.
  • Representing the finance function at meetings and Governance Groups.
  • Ensuring the professional development of the Finance team, including recruitment, selection and performance management. 
  • Ensuring robust financial systems and processes are in place.
  • Contributing to financial strategy and decision-making processes.
  • Managing, mentoring and motivating the team.
  • Overseeing the year-end preparation of the annual Statutory Accounts.
  • Managing the audit process and liaising with external personnel.
  • Overseeing the production of regulatory compliance returns, maintaining the asset register and investment decision making and cashflow forecasting.

As the ideal candidate you will:

  • Be qualified; CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA or ACA. 
  • A clear understanding of IFRS knowledge would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communicator with both internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Be experienced in managing, developing and motivating staff.
  • Have experience of preparing financial reports for Budget Holders and Senior Management.
  • Have the ability to understand and explain complex financial information.
  • Have experience of developing and improving of financial monitoring systems including management of the change in processes.
  • Be experienced in preparing statutory financial statements, with a good knowledge of technical legislation and codes of practice.
  • Have advanced Excel and Microsoft knowledge.

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