Technical Accounting Lead

  • Job Reference: TAL-MR-L
  • Date Posted: 14 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Excel Recruitment
  • Location: Central London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Marcus Ratcliff
  • Email:

Job Description

Technical Accounting Lead

We are looking for an experienced Technical Accounting Lead to join a prestigious membership body, overseeing the organisation’s transition from Open Accounts systems to Microsoft Dynamics Finance and Operations while ensuring their reporting requirements as a trade union and charity are accommodated.

Key Responsibilities of the Technical Accounting Lead:

  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure that the new group chart of accounts and financial analysis are fit to deliver the group statutory accounts and quarterly VAT returns.
  • Ensure that the system development complies with group reporting standards and takes into account upcoming changes to FRS 102.
  • Assume responsibility for testing that the system design and reporting functions are delivering statutory accounts for each group entity that are in compliance with accounting standards.
  • Undertake testing that the system design and reporting functions for VAT processes are accurate and comply with partial exemption rules.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Qualification as an Accountant (CCAB-recognised).
  • Demonstrable experience of producing statutory accounts using FRS102 and SORP.
  • Experience in financial accounting roles, and of preparing group accounts.
  • Hands-on experience of implementing a new finance system.
  • Advanced Excel skills and highly analytical, with the ability to present complex financial information in non-technical language.
  • Strong technical knowledge and experience of reporting on behalf of a charity and of implications for VAT.

Salary and Benefits:

  • c£72,000 per annum.
  • Full-time, 15-month fixed-term contract.
  • Hybrid working pattern, office in Central London with provision for remote working.
  • Excellent package of benefits, including 28 days’ annual leave.


To be considered for this role, please send your CV to Marcus today.