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Finance Assurance Accountant

  • Location

    Preston, Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £26.31 per hour

  • Contact:

    Vanessa Farrington

  • Contact email:

    vanessaf@morson.com

  • Job ref:

    148027VH_1534433436

  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-23

  • Start date:

    13/08/2018

  • Client:

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Finance Assurance Accountant; Location: Channel Way; Duration: 6 Months; Hours: 37 per week; Pay: £26.31 LTD per hour or £21.25 Paye
We are looking to recruit a Finance Assurance Accountant to be based at or client's site based in Preston
Job Description
Supporting the Finance Manager Assurance, to deliver a complex and wide-ranging suite of financial assurance activities across the Shared Services organisation, this role provides an ideal opportunity for a high performing individual, working independently to tight deadlines to work closely with senior stakeholders in the Shared Services business.

Your main responsibilities within the team will be to manage the delivery of a wide-ranging Financial Control Framework testing programme, provide support to the finance community across Shared Services, and support the business with fraud prevention and risk management activities.

Facilitation of step 1-7 of the Financial Control Framework implementation across the business. Assist with the Risk and control Matrix reviews, COSA activities, and issue resolution.

Assist with the development of the Financial Control Framework risk assessments, testing strategy, budgeting and timetable work as part of the assurance team to both manage delivery of the required wide-ranging Financial Control Framework testing programme and undertake the required Financial Control Framework testing in the Shared Services locations across the UK, reporting the results to senior stakeholders, including the Finance Director, Shared Services.

Provide leadership and guidance to the finance and non-finance function to ensure all aspects of financial control are implemented and monitored.

Work across Shared Services to assist with the completion, consolidation and submission of the bi-annual OAS returns.

Work with key stakeholders across Shared Services to complete required activities to implement Operational Framework Policies, including Fraud Prevention and risk management activities.

Work with the Finance Manager, Assurance, and Shared Services management committee members to create and consolidate the information presented at key stakeholder meetings including the Shared Services Audit Review Board, Financial Services Service Review and Quarterly Business Review.

Assist in internal and external audit liaison.
Additional Information
Your skills and qualifications:
Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or relevant equivalent
Ability to travel within the UK is required
Experience of external or internal audit is essential
Experience of leading a team would be desirable
Stakeholder engagement experience would be advantageous
Experience of working for a large corporation would be advantageous

The Individual

You will be a proactive, motivated self-starter, with a 'can do', forward thinking and collaborative approach, able to prepare detailed information whilst adhering to deadlines.
The ability to work as part of a team, develop effective working relationships with all stakeholders, self-manage, take ownership and to function, adapt and be flexible in a changing environment are essential, as are strong communication and interpersonal skills.
The ability to proactively support and assist in the delivery of the Assurance Team's objectives.

Please note that the rate show is a limited rate.

Morson is acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy