Service Accountant (Local Authority)

28 Nov 2016
12 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Service Accountant (Local Authority)

Are you looking for an exciting new role working for a forward-thinking local authority?

Wellingborough is an attractive market town in North Northamptonshire, full of historical character and surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Position: Service Accountant
Location: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: GBP24,717 per annum (with the potential to earn up to GBP29,854)
Benefits: They offer a range of work life balance benefits (including flexible working arrangements and free use of leisure facilities), pension scheme, development opportunities, town centre location and free car parking.

Closing Date: 23rd December 2016

About the role:

Reporting directly to the Accountancy Team Leader, you will be expected to contribute to delivering many of the council's core financial processes, as well as providing financial advice to Councillors, senior officers and service managers. You will ensure the efficient and effective stewardship of assets and resources by supporting budget holders, and cost centre managers with revenue and capital financial information. You will also assist in the compilation of the council`s annual statement of accounts and related audit, as well as other related returns.

About you:

Ideally you will have an accounting technician qualification or equivalent, or have relevant professional experience. You may also be working towards a professional accountancy qualification. Their ideal candidate will have experience of working in a public sector finance capacity. Demonstrable experience of budget preparation and ongoing budget monitoring and control is also required, as is evidence of advising officers and councillors on financial issues and processes

You must possess strong organisational and time management skills and have experience of establishing rapport with colleagues and stakeholders. Good written and verbal communications skills are also necessary. You must have evidence of the ability to learn, use and interrogate a range of ICT systems effectively, particularly Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience of sector specific software packages are also required, plus knowledge of Agresso is desirable.

You may have experience of the following: Accountant, Accounting, Local Authority, finance, CIMA, Finance Administrator, Assistant Accountant, ACA, ACCA, Budget Preparation, Finance, Asset Management, etc.

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK`s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications