Do you have a detailed knowledge of International Financial Reporting
Standards? Are you a CCAB (or equivalent) qualified accountant? Then we’d love
to hear from you!
We are looking for someone who has experience of project working on complex
financial reporting process and can deliver against deadlines and priorities.
The successful candidate with be able to identify and implement improvements
and ensure engagement from a range of internal and external partners.
The Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) is a set of consolidated accounts for
the public sector, which incorporates central government, devolved
administrations, local authorities, health bodies and public corporations. This
is a highly complex account, with technical and logistical issues. There is
strong support for WGA both from within the Treasury and by other interested
parties such as Parliament, the National Audit Office and the Office of Budget
This is a really exciting time to be joining the team as we seek to produce the
account more quickly, improve the document, remove the qualifications and
ensure that the best use of it is made across user communities.
* Lead, motivate and develop 1 to 2 range D consolidation accountants,
ensuring that they have appropriate objectives, and that they have a
proper development plan supported by coaching and mentoring.
* Develop good working relationships with WGA bodies through regular
interactions, providing feedback on prior year issues and addressing
queries relating to the current year s data collection tool.
* Build strong ties with internal and external parties in line with the
communication strategy, while actively promoting the use of the WGA
publication and data.
* Maintaining the detailed work plan for WGA publication. The plan will
include key elements of the overall plan and detailed weekly deliverables
for the preparation of the account, linking aspects of the WGA delivery.
* Leading on at least one of the main account preparation processes
(eliminations, analytical review or audit) and setting the strategy for
delivery. The post holder will have responsibility for managing the
relevant processes across the team, including setting standards for all
staff, ensuring the quality and consistency of output as well as the
preparation and review of journals.
* Performing sufficient and appropriate management reviews to validate the
integrity of the accounts and disclosures.
* Reviewing processes, challenging the status quo and seeking solutions to
improve processes and systems, linking to faster delivery of the WGA
HM Treasury views flexible working as essential in enabling us to recruit and
retain talented people, ensuring that they are able to enjoy a long-lasting
career with us. All employees have the right to apply for flexible working and
there are a range of options available including; working from home, compressed
hours and job sharing. Additionally, we operate flexitime systems, allowing
employees to take up to an additional 2 days off each month, providing you work
enough hours to meet business need.
We also offer a generous maternity/ paternity and adoption leave package.
At HM Treasury we have an incredibly broad remit; our work touches every
citizen of the country. So, it s important our employees come from the wide
possible range of backgrounds, bringing us the widest possible range of
perspectives and ways of thinking. We are committed to ensuring that all staff
are able to realise their potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.
* 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public
holidays and the Queen s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangeme
as an existing Civil Servant)
* Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
* Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer
* Onsite restaurant and coffee bar. The London office also offers a gym,
showers and prayer room
* Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances
and payroll giving
* Access to a retail discounts and cashback site
* A Rental Deposit Advance Scheme to help meet the total costs of deposits
for privately rented homes
* A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts,
music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the
Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable
accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges
of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of recruitment based on
fair and open competition with decisions made on the basis of merit, as
outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners Recruitment Principles. If you
feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles
and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT
by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the
Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.
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