Senior Accountant (Technical & Commercial)
£38,276 - £53,997 depending on experience
37 Hours per week Mon-Fri
If you are an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual seeking a new challenge then this is the opportunity for you. Following a restructure, this new post will draw on all your technical and managerial experience to help lead the Financial Services team through a period of change as we strive to modernise our processes, whilst maintaining our excellent levels of service.
Reporting to the Corporate Head of Finance, this role will see you provide a full range of costing, budgeting and accounting services to the Council and its associated companies. As well as your general accounting and management responsibilities, the role has a heavy focus on delivering an expert service for the Housing Revenue Account and our Capital Programme, you will also oversee the accounting function for the Council’s three companies so experience in all three these areas will be key.
Highly numerate, you will need to work accurately and methodically and ensure that all aspects of your work meet statutory requirements and professional codes of conduct, particularly those in in respect of producing the annual budget and the year end accounts in which you will take a leading role by preparing, developing and monitoring the annual Closing of Accounts Programme and liaising with our external auditors.
As an effective communicator with the ability to remain calm under pressure, the scope of the role means you should be able to organise and prioritise workloads and have a flexible approach to your duties to enable you to meet the various deadlines required. Your strong technical skills will give you the self-confidence to enable you to manage the competing demands of the role whilst driving forward changes and improvements to the service.
As a minimum, candidates will hold affiliate membership with a recognised CCAB body, with a commitment to undertake continuous professional development in order to maintain and enhance this specialist knowledge to the benefit of the Council and the postholder. If an affiliate member, the Council will consider supporting you through any further studies to attain full qualification status.
We are creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. To this end the Council operates a hybrid home/office working policy and candidates will only be asked to work 3 days a week in the office. We also offer other benefits including flexi-time, access to the local government pension scheme and a generous leave entitlement which all help towards ensuring you enjoy a sustainable work life balance.
Please apply online at www.surreyjobs.info. Full information, including the Job Description, Person Specification and other details about Runnymede Borough Council, is available in the Extra Information attachment on the website. If it is difficult for you to apply online please contact us at Human Resources, Runnymede Borough Council, Civic Centre, Station Road, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 2AH. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01932 425517.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Please provide an email address where possible as you may be contacted by email if you are selected to attend an interview.
For an informal chat about this position, please contact Paul French, Corporate Head of Finance on 01932 425336.
Closing date: 21 August 2022 (Midnight).
Interview date: 30 August 2022.