Compliance Accountant (Part Time Post: 29.00 hours per week)

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1 month contract initially with possible extension
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
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Sopra Steria Recruitment is working in partnership with a client in the UK. We are currently recruiting a Compliance Accountant to be based in Farnham for 1 months contract initially with possible extension.


Internal Audit

Responsible for all day-to-day activities relating to the University internal audit programme including: liaison with the Internal Auditors on plans/timetables for individual audits, arranging meetings, review of draft reports and inclusion of management comments, progressing of audit recommendations and issue of follow up reports.

Conduct investigations of issues which have been identified either through audit reviews or other routes, as instructed by the Director of Finance.

External Audit

Liaise with the University's External Auditors on a regular basis ensuring that arrangements have been made for interim/final audit visits including audit plan/timetables, papers on specific issues, progressing of audit recommendations and follow-up reports;

Maintain close contact with External Auditors on a day-to-day basis during audits including: arranging meetings, review of draft reports and inclusion of management comments;

Monitor all miscellaneous audits within the University.

Audit Committee

Prepare papers for each meeting of the Audit & Risk Committee including:

Progress report on Internal audit findings

Progress report on External Audit Management Letter

Annual performance review of Internal Audit

Annual performance review of External Audit

Attend the Audit & Risk Committee of the Governors as necessary.

Prepare any other reports required by the Assistant Director of Finance.

Financial Regulations, Policies & Procedures

Maintain and update the Financial Regulations, Policies and Procedures of the University ensuring that they always reflect good accounting practice', current legislation and audit requirements.

Develop amendments/additions/deletions for the Assistant Director of Finance to review for approval by the LT and Governors.

Support the Assistant Director of Finance in communicating details of the Financial Regulations, Policies and Procedures in such a way that all staff are fully aware of their existence, content and importance.

Develop and provide training to all levels of University staff, in groups or on an individual basis, on any aspect of Financial Regulations, Policies and Procedures.

Manage the development and maintenance of Finance desktop' procedural instructions.

Statutory Accounts

Review legislative and other developments which may have an impact on the accounting policies and disclosure requirements in the statutory accounts.

Undertake analytical reviews as required by External Audit.

Coordinate the preparation of the draft accounts with the Head of Financial Reporting & Budgets.

Ensure that the Finance System reconciles with the published accounts and that balances are carried forward appropriately into the next financial year.

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates would be contacted via Call/Email.

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