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Senior Accountant

Job Description

Senior Accountant
Location: Berkshire
Contract: Temporary (3 month initial)
Salary: £375-400 per day
Start Date: ASAP
*Hybrid Working*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in Berkshire for a Senior Accountant (Education) to join the team on a temporary basis. This role requires an Accountant with experience in Educational Services within a Local Authority/Government environment as it will be a specialist role requiring extensive knowledge of this service.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support the production of monthly budget monitoring reports, including liaison with Budget Managers and other Finance Team members, production of working papers and relevant information to support forecasts, briefing to Senior Officers
  • Reconciliation of relevant grants, including assurance of compliance with grant conditions
  • Support the council's Business Change Programme, including the SEN Safety Valve Programme, providing financial advice and modelling financial scenarios as required
  • Support schools in the day to day management of their finances, including best practice advice, support to their financial accounts maintained by BF and the work of the Schools Forum
  • Support the development and maintenance of the Funding Formula for schools, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and the policies of the council

Candidate Criteria

  • CCAB/CIMA Qualified Accountant or Part-Qualified with extensive experience
  • Experience of working within Education/Schools/SEN Finance within a Local Authority/Local Government environment
  • Experience of challenging senior directors and providing sound financial advice
  • Experience of budget monitoring and forecasting for Schools/SEN/Education.
  • Great communication skills with the ability to work well on own initiative as well as part of a team

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.