Safeguarding Financial Integrity
Job title: Financial Compliance Accountant
Salary: London salary: £55,000 / outside London salary: £52,200
Permanent Full time
Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh or London
The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity. As one of two Senior Advisors for Procurement, you’ll provide strategic commercial and contract management insight and expertise.
In this pivotal role, you are a guardian of financial integrity, ensuring the Electoral Commission's financial compliance and governance reach the highest standards. Operating autonomously, you will fortify internal controls, enforce regulatory adherence, and strategically mitigate financial risks.
In the role of Financial Compliance Accountant, you will lead critical aspects of financial governance, ensuring the integrity of the Electoral Commission's financial operations. Spearheading internal financial processes, you will vigilantly monitor compliance, proactively addressing non-compliance, and develop, implement, and maintain robust controls for system access. Your regulatory expertise will shine as you provide insights on matters such as FReM, IASs, Managing Public Money, and HM Treasury prescriptions. Conducting inquiries into areas of concern, you'll recommend future internal audits to strengthen the financial fabric of the Commission.
Your role extends to risk mitigation and audits, addressing internal audit findings, fostering staff awareness, and implementing necessary changes. You will play a pivotal role as a sounding board for complex accounting issues, engaging in technical discussions and presenting recommendations for changes to financial controls and systems. Possessing a CCAB qualification, you bring a deep understanding of financial control systems and processes, staying updated on the latest financial technologies, software, and best practices.
As a leader, you'll mentor staff, foster continuous learning, and drive cross-functional collaboration to enhance overall understanding of financial controls. Your autonomy to drive financial control enhancements and creative solutions, coupled with your accountability for effective delivery, positions you at the forefront of safeguarding the Commission's financial landscape. Proactively identifying and mitigating risks associated with financial control changes, you will assess the impact of technology advancements on the financial landscape, ensuring the Commission remains secure, compliant, and adaptable to emerging trends. Join us in shaping the future of financial governance at the Electoral Commission!
While we welcome the opportunity for the postholder to work from any of our offices, this role will require occasional visits to our London offices in Bunhill Row EC1Y. Also, we would consider potential job share (2 part timers).
We offer competitive salaries, with this role attracting a salary of London salary: £55,000 or Outside London: £52,200. You’ll also be eligible for the Civil Service Pension scheme and generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days (full time employee) plus public holidays, rising with length of service to 30 days.
This opportunity offers flexible, hybrid working (2 days per week in one of our offices).
If you are interested in this role, then please click on the apply button below. Before applying please download the job description and person specification.
The closing date for applications is 30th November 2023 at 23:59.
Interviews will take place week commencing 11th December 2023.
We may use video conferencing tools for the interviews. We will confirm details with shortlisted candidates.
We are dedicated to fostering a consistently growing diversity within our workforce. We enthusiastically encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, including those from Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority communities.
For more information, please contact David Morgan (Interim Finance Director), firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracey Blackman (Head of Finance and Procurement), email@example.com