Chief Accountant

South Lakeland Council
£38,237 - £41,025 per annum
25 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
REFERENCE: TSLGJ1049 LOCATION: Kendal, Cumbria JOB TITLE: Chief Accountant SALARY & BENEFITS: £38,237 - £41,025 per annum WORKING HOURS: Permanent, Full-time (37 hours per week), Flexi time scheme, Local Government Pension Scheme THE COMPANY: South Lakeland Council's location includes some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain, with large parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks falling within its district. With its excellent quality of life, good road and rail links, good schools, and cultural heritage it is not difficult to see why it has recently been voted the best place to live in the UK. South Lakeland Council is now looking to recruit a Chief Accountant to join the existing team. THE ROLE: South Lakeland Council is looking to recruit a Chief Accountant to support the statutory Chief Finance Officer in the provision of financial advice to Chief Officers, Employees, Members and other stakeholders and to identify the risks and opportunities to enable the delivery of the priorities set out within the Council Plan. THE CANDIDATE:Applications are invited from candidates who hold a CCAB qualification and have significant experience of working and effectively managing within, ideally, a local authority setting. The role will provide effective management and professional responsibility for those sections of Financial Services concerned with Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Treasury Management, VAT and Insurance. The ability to continuously seek excellence in quality and improvements in performance within the services managed is required and to ensure high quality financial information and analysis is provided to adequately inform the decision making of the Council. Key experience essential for the role of a Chief Accountant based in Kendal, Cumbria: - Must live within a commutable distance of Kendal, Cumbria - Will hold a Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject - Will hold a CCAB qualification - At least 5 years' experience working in a local government finance environment at the qualified level. Does this sound like you? If yes and you would like to apply for the Chief Accountant position then please hit the apply now button. You will then be sent to an online questionnaire, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps. If successful at this stage applications will then need to be submitted via the Council's recruitment web page.
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