We are looking for an enthusiastic senior accountant to join our busy finance department. You will be the lead responsible officer for maintaining and enhancing the Council’s accounting IT systems and also provide finance support principally to Strategy & Resources and Licensing & Planning Policy Committees. In this role, you will have exposure to a wide variety of areas and an opportunity to widen your experience in a fast moving organisation.
You should have proven accounting experience and be proficient using financial management information systems, setting budget estimates, budget monitoring and closing of accounts.
The minimum requirement is to be either CIPFA/CCAB/CIMA qualified or finalist - if finalist, the Council would consider supporting your final studies to achieve full qualification. You should be able to organise, plan and deliver work to tight deadlines and to lead on key aspects of the annual financial cycle. In addition, you will have a sound technical knowledge, along with excellent communication skills as you will be required to provide financial advice to designated parts of the Council.
The successful applicant will have good problem-solving skills to address the many challenges that you will encounter. Additionally, you will be confident in your ability to work on your own initiative; to be a team player and to cope with the competing work demands in a methodical and a calm manner.
If you have the drive, enthusiasm and determination to deliver a first-class service then we would like to hear from you. In return you will benefit from 25 days annual leave (extended to 29 days after 5 years’ local government service), subsidised gym membership and car parking, entitlement to join the local government pension scheme and non-contributory life assurance.
To find out more about the post please contact Sue Emmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01372 732212.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Closing Date: 27 November 2022
Interview Date: W/C 5 December 2022