Senior Non-Current Asset Accountant

Posted: 14/05/22
Recruiter:Government Property Agency
Description: The Government Property Agency is changing the way the Civil Service works and is at the forefront of Government's transformation agenda; reshaping the relationship civil servants have with their place of work. The Agency is central to the delivery of key Government policies including moving 22,000 Civil Service roles out of London by 2030 and tackling climate change by contributing to the Net Zero agenda. To do this we are delivering a major change programme across the UK and consolidating our portfolio in order to save £1.4 Bn over 10 years.

Reporting to the Head of Non-Current Asset Reporting, the Senior Non-Current Asset Accountant is responsible for operating processes that enable GPA to understand the extent and value of its non-current assets at any point in time. This includes the practice of acquiring, using and disposing of assets in line with the Government Financial Reporting Manual and Consolidated Budgeting Guidance.

The responsibilities of the Senior Non-Current Asset Accountant will include:

Supporting the accounting for the GPA's non-current assets including maintaining the Non-Current Asset Register
Supporting the preparation of non-current asset notes, accounting policies and disclosures for inclusion in the GPA's financial statements
Providing information to external and internal auditors of non-current assets and associated controls, supporting the Head of Non-Current Asset Reporting in audit planning, managing fieldwork and the resolution of audit issues
Preparing forecasts for depreciation and impairments to inform annual and medium term planning
Providing technical advice to business areas and finance team members on accounting and budgeting of capital and non-current asset transactions
Supporting the preparation of the GPA's dilapidations provision and associated policy, working with GPA's commercial partner to resolve any queries or disputes
Driving continuous process efficiencies and improvements across the non-current assets function, delivering maximum value for the GPA and ensuring robust controls are in place
Seeking out opportunities to lead/contribute to cross-government and cross-finance initiatives outside of own role
Building relationships with key staff across Finance and the business in order to maintain effectiveness
Experience of financial management gained in the property / real estate sector, preferably in property development or asset management.
Have strong commercial acumen, with proven ability to add commercial value.
Experience of introducing new financial systems and digital tools.

Key Skills & Experience

CCAB, or equivalent, qualified or part-qualified with the ability to gain formal CCAB qualifications within a reasonable time.
Good knowledge and experience of Non-Current Assets accounting including management of Non-Current Assets Register and accounting for right of use assets under IFRS 16.
Ability to develop productive relationships and effective networks with stakeholders across government organisations.
Ability to contribute to the wider corporate leadership and culture of an organisation
Experience of driving improvements in processes to increase efficiency.
Strong attention to detail and ability to analyse and interpret significant amounts of financial data.
Knowledge of financial accounting, budgeting and income generation in Government.
Experience of Government finance and budgeting processes, such as Treasury funding mechanisms, and spending reviews.
A track record of successfully working with outsourced service providers.

To apply for this opportunity, you will be required to produce a supporting statement alongside your CV. For more information, please apply using the link, or contact Michael Swinburn or Jack White at our retained search agent, Robertson Bell.

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