Funds and Systems Accountant

Birchwood, Warrington
£39,000 to £41,000 per annum
20 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
Job Title
Charity, Health
Contract Type
Full Time

Funds and Systems Accountant

Birchwood, Warrington

£39,000 to £41,000 per annum

Bonus incentive on completion of contract and successful delivery of projects.

The Land Trust is an independent charity dedicated to the management of green spaces for community benefit. We provide a cost effective solution for public open spaces, which delivers significant benefits such as health improvements, social cohesion, economic uplift and educational resources. We have an opportunity for an experienced Accountant to work on specific projects for a period of approximately 18 months.

Experience and knowledge of Funds and Systems Accountant

  • A recognised senior accountancy qualification- ACA, ACCA,CIMA or other equivalent
  • Experience of Charity accounting.
  • Excellent and up to date knowledge of Accounting Standards, Charity SORP, preparing consolidated accounts and trading subsidiaries
  • Reconciliations and investigation experience
  • Systems implementation experience

To deliver the following specific projects:

  • Investment accounting by fund
  • Charity fund accounting and reconciliation
  • Leading nominal ledger implementation project

The role requires liaison with senior members of the Finance team and the wider Land Trust staff, as appropriate.

Skills and attributes of the Funds and Systems Accountant

  • High level of motivation, personal organisation & professionalism
  • Experience of project management  and comfortable with a deadline driven environment
  • A self-starter who is pro-active and can work on initiative and can set and achieve goals
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills.
  • High level of accuracy and good attention to detail
  • Ability to critically appraise work performed, in the context of expected outcomes
  • Able to establish strong credibility, trust and inspire confidence
  • Advanced IT and Excel skills

Full Job description available on the Land Trust website