Accountant - Local Authority

16.67 - 16.67 GBP Hourly + GBP16.67/hour
12 Jan 2018
20 Jan 2018
Job role
Contract type
Full time
GBP16.67 per hour

Our client is looking for an experienced Local Authority Accountant – Supporting Children's Safeguarding service
Job Purpose
• Producing and providing financial advice and management information to support the effective and efficient delivery of services by Service Delivery and other managers.
• Production of financial information required to meet statutory requirements, including completion of final accounts, budget information and government returns.
• Management of a small number of staff to ensure delivery of the above
Major Tasks
The tasks of this role may be undertaken supporting any service delivery area and may change.
• To undertake a workload of producing good quality and timely financial management information and advice. The postholder will be expected to advise on a wide range of financial matters with minimal supervision from the Group Accountant including restructures, financial business cases, value for money, tender evaluations, grants, pricing models, income generation and savings
• Provision of advice to service users as requested which may include sourcing information from Council support systems or external sources.
• Responsibility for supporting the delivery of processes which form part of the financial cycle of the Council to include closure of the financial accounts, preparation of the budgets and financial management reporting
• Support the development and implementation of the Council's Service and Financial Planning strategy, supporting services in developing savings options or carrying out service reviews
• Develop policies and guidance and provide information, advice and support relevant to the job purpose
• Be the primary financial advisor on specific ad hoc projects as directed by the Group Accountant and commensurate with the job grade
• Completing statutory and non statutory periodic returns.
• Line management responsibilities
• In conjunction with the Group Accountant, continual review of processes to ensure the Financial Management System is fully utilised and the most efficient practices are in place
• Supporting Service Delivery Managers and budget holders to understand and use the financial information available, including promotion of 'self–service'
• To deputise for the Group Accountant

Please only apply if you have the necessary skills, experience and expertise. The first part of our recruitment process is to send your CV

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