Financial Accountant

Location: High Holborn, Central London (currently homeworking)

Salary: In the region of £35-40k per annum (depending on experience) pro rata for a six-month contract, plus benefits

Contract: Temporary (six months)

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week

Start: TBC January 2021

End: 30 June 2021

Closing date: 31 January 2021, or when post filled (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

The Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC) is a small, independent, nationally and internationally respected, scientific, not-for-profit organisation (circa 40 staff in total), using accurate data to help improve the quality of critical care through audit, research and education, conducted with, and in the interests of, patients and those who care for them. Most recently, ICNARC has been centrally involved in the response to COVID-19 through weekly reporting on admissions to, and outcomes from, intensive care and as the UK methods centre for the Chief Medical Officer endorsed REMAP-CAP trial which is currently recruiting in 140 centres in the UK.


About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a key project moving us from Exchequer to QuickBooks and supporting the Financial Controller (FC) and her team during a six-month period of transformation. You will also be involved with:

  • accounts and financial forecast preparation (including quarterly management accounts, accounts for year ending December 2020, and financial forecasts for year ending December 2021) 
  • assisting the FC in completing a thorough VAT review and implementing any resulting changes
  • deputising for the FC as required.


What you will need to succeed

You will hold a recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACCA, AAT), or demonstrable equivalent experience, and have IT skills (including Microsoft Office) to a high standard. You will have a good understanding of QuickBooks having used this package extensively and your career in Finance will also have involved preparing Year End Accounts (including Trial Balance). Strong communication, interpersonal, team and numeracy skills are essential along with a professional, courteous and positive manner.  


What you will get in return

In return you will receive an annual salary in the region of £35-£40k and the opportunity to work for a well-established and respected scientific organisation in the centre of London. You will also receive a generous benefits package including:

  • 25 days holiday per year;
  • flexible working which is fully embedded in our culture;
  • interest-free season ticket loan;
  • pension scheme;
  • enhanced Occupational Sick Pay;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • access to a range of benefits and discounts focused on Health & Wellbeing, Family, Technology and Exercise & Fitness.


How to apply

Please read the job description for the role; the person specification sets out the skills, qualifications, personal attributes and experience we are seeking. Financial Accountant Job description PDF

For further information and to apply, please click here to be directed to an online application form where you will need to upload your CV and cover letter addressing how you meet the role requirements

The closing date for applications is 31 January unless the post is filled sooner.

Interviews will be held on a rolling basis (remotely via videoconferencing); the advert will be closed early if an appointment is made prior to the closing date so we advise interested applicants to apply sooner rather than later.


“We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.”

No agencies please.