Financial Accountant

Job Description

Financial Accountant - Belfast City Centre

The Client:

VANRATH are exclusively recruiting for a Financial Accountant on behalf of a leading public sector body, based in their brand new offices in Belfast City Centre. Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, this is a newly-created role which has come about due to restructuring across the wider team. This is an outstanding opportunity for a recently qualified accountant or experienced public sector accountant to further enhance their experience in a truly well-run department full of excellent finance staff.

The Role:

To be responsible for:

  • Preparing the main books of accounts including the accuracy, probity and effective operation of all relevant functions falling within Financial Accounting ensuring that it contributes towards the provision of a customer responsive and cost effective service.
  • Assisting the Principal Financial Accountant in managing all aspects of the financial accounting functions.
  • Assisting in developing and implementing a treasury management strategy in line with CIPFA's Treasury Management Code and a capital financing strategy in compliance with CIPFA's Prudential Code.
  • Contributing to the corporate management of the service through the maintenance of partnerships with senior officers, project teams and consultative groups as necessary.
  • Keeping under review new developments in all fields relevant to the service's responsibilities and to make recommendations to the HoF.
  • Ensuring the accurate and timely production of all information required for the Corporate Management Team (CMT), committee reports, official returns and performance measurement.
  • The management, development and implementation of special financial projects within Financial Services

The Person

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant
  • Experience of managing a team and financial reporting
  • Experience in Excel
  • Excellent management and organisational skills.
  • Familiarity with FRS 102 would be an advantage



For further information on this vacancy, or other Senior Accountancy opportunities in Northern Ireland, please contact Robbie Lemon in the strictest confidence or apply via the link below.