Service Accountant

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Competitive salary
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • PO3
  • £38,052 - £40,858 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Finance Department, Hindlip Park

The Role

A permanent opportunity has arisen in the Finance department, based at Hindlip Park.

The role of Service Accountant is to support and deputise for the Chief Accountant in their absence in managing the Accountancy Team and providing a full and quality management service to the Authority.

This includes producing the Annual Statement of Accounts and managing the relationship with External Audit as well as ensuring all staffing and accounting issues and guidance are dealt with in the absence of the Chief Accountant.

The Person

The ideal applicant will be in possession of an accountant’s qualification from a recognised CCAB Accountancy body, preferably CIPFA as well as evidence of up to Date Continuing Professional Development.

Experience and knowledge:

Substantial experience of working in a finance environment.

Significant experience in a supervisory or management role.

Substantial experience of Financial Management either in a local government or other public sector organisation

Proven experience in the production of IFRS compliant accounts for a local authority

Extensive knowledge of the requirements and application of IFRS accounting and the Code of Practice to ensure compliant, unqualified accounts

About Us

Every day we're helping to save lives and keep the community safe - and not only by fighting fires. Behind the scenes at Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, there are lots of other roles that people don't see, helping to provide vital functions to keep us an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service.

Reasons to Join Us

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement increasing to 33 days after five years’ continuous service (plus bank holidays).
  • Access to a local government pension scheme.
  • Flexi-time scheme allowing you to have an element of flexibility over your working hours.


The closing date for applications is 20 December 2018.

Previous applicants need not apply.The successful applicant will be subject to security clearance vetting, NPPV level 2.

For any further queries regarding the role, please contact Chief Accountant Deborah Randall on 01905 368 301.

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