Assistant Finance Manager
*Assistant Finance Manager - up to £480/ day - initial 2 month contract (view for extension) - Croydon*
Security Clearance: Must already hold SC clearance due to the nature of the post and an ASAP start date.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Finance Manager to join one of our key Central Government clients in Croydon. The post holder is required to support the SEO in the analysis of business intelligence generally sourced from the business units; to produce robust and high quality forecasts supported by common data sets in response to ad hoc requests from FBPs; as well as adopting standard systems and processes to produce timely and accurate financial data. You will be responsible for financial reconciliations services to support year-end activities, including audit, as well as:
*Assisting to produce P9 and year-end balance sheet reconciliations
*Answer audit queries on above
*Work to strengthen existing processes
Key tasks and deliverables:
*Delivery of the Department's annual statutory accounts.
*Collection and quality assurance of accounting and in-year financial performance data, including maintenance and development of the data collection and consolidation systems.
*Management of the Department's General Ledger and Non-Current Asset Register.
*Provision of specialist accounting advice and guidance to the Department.
Essential skills and experience:
*Experience of Central Government accounting and year-end processes
*Strong Excel skills
*Finance Transaction request management (P2P/Expenses)
*Ability to work collaboratively within a multi-stakeholder environment, developing successful relationships between own team and other areas
*Oracle P2P module
*Continuous Improvement knowledge
*Ability to solve complex problems
*Experienced in producing complex reconciliations at pace, accurately and with clarity.