30785.00 - 34538.00 GBP Annual + GBP30785 - GBP34538/annum
14 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
This role for an accountant has been released on a permanent basis.

They are looking for an qualified accountant ideally with Housing Revenue Account experience (HRA) you would be working within a close knit team of a forward thinking public sector organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career with support and mentoring that is exceptional.

You would support the Financial Services Manager in managing the business of the Accountancy Team specifically dealing with the Housing Revenue Account

Main Duties:

* Support the Financial Services Manager in providing an excellent, efficient and effective accountancy service.
* Preparation and monitoring of Council estimates (to provide monthly budget monitoring reports to managers, Strategic Management Team and the Cabinet).
* Assist in the closure and production of the Authority's Final Accounts.
* Lead on or support the preparation and monitoring of the Council's Housing Revenue Account
* Provide financial advice and produce financial and management reports
* Completion of grant claims and statistical returns
* Provide financial advice and support to service reviews and to carry out special projects.
* Assist in support service recharges.
* Oversee the administration of loans and grants made to outside bodies
* Lead on ensuring all necessary reconciliations of key control accounts are performed by the accountancy assistants and services.
* Provide training to non-financial staff and to give training and guidance to Accountancy Assistants.
* Authorise committee reports for financial implications.
* Support the Financial Services Manager in managing the overall budget for the Accountancy Team.
* Write reports for members, Strategic Management Team and partner working groups to consider on issues relating to the Accountancy Team's functions and financial issues.
* Support the Financial Services Manager in performance management of the Accountancy Team using service planning, risk assessment, annual appraisal and team meetings.
* Manage the financial monitoring and performance of budgets and resources effectively. Ensure that the service operates within agreed financial criteria and achieves best value in procurement and tender exercises.
* Be part of or lead multi-disciplinary and corporate teams as needed to identify and make improvements to service delivery and performance.
* Make sure that Accounting Team offers a customer focused service using systems thinking principles.

You should match the following criteria:

* A CCAB recognised qualification (ideally CIPFA), or CCAB part qualification with significant relevant finance expertise.
* An Excellent knowledge of the role of an accountancy service.
* Ideally have an understanding of current issues in local government.
* Working knowledge of System Thinking principles.

To apply please forward your CV ASAP

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