Business Planning & Grants Advisory Senior

Reference: KW131
ACA / ACCA / CIMA recently qualified

Business Planning & Grants Advisory Senior

Full-time, Permanent, Darlington

My client is recognised as one of the leading independent firms of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers in the region. With offices in Darlington, Durham & York they we are ideally placed to offer owner-managed businesses proactive advice, ideas & solutions. Their philosophy is to work closely with clients to ensure they achieve their commercial goals and objectives. By listening to their clients and understanding their particular industry they provide tailored business solutions that will meet the demands of today's fast-moving business environment.

In June 2018 my client was awarded Accountancy Firm of the Year (51-200 employees) in the North East Accountancy Awards 2018.

Business Planning & Grants Advisory Senior

They currently have a vacancy for a business planning and grants advisory senior at their Darlington office. The successful applicant will work within their grants team which has helped clients secure over £200m of funding in the past 6 years as well as supporting the rapidly growing (COMS) team which provides year-round and one-off project support to clients across all aspects of the internal finance function. This role represents an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified accounting professional to develop their career in a specialised department which is widely recognised as one of the leading players within the sector.

The key duties of the role are:

Preparation of grant applications including completion of application forms, preparation of financial projections and outline business plans
Appraisal of grant applications, including preparation of detailed appraisal reports
Completion of grant claim audit work and preparation of independent accountants’ reports
Provision of state aid guidance to clients (training will be provided in state aid matters)
Preparation of ad-hoc integrated financial projections and business plans
The ideal candidate will:

As a minimum be ACA, ACCA or CIMA exam qualified
Have some accounting experience in a medium sized practice or one of the big 4 firms
Have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
Have the confidence to deal directly with clients
Be driven to deliver excellent client service
Have experience of delivering to tight client deadlines
Have some previous experience of grants or forecasting work and some previous experience of report writing, these would be beneficial but are not essential as training will be provided
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a contributory pension scheme, 22 days holiday plus statutory holidays and the option for employees to purchase up to an additional 5 days holiday each year.  All employees get access to Perkbox and we offer a cycle to work scheme and a discounted health scheme.


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