Deputy Chief Accountant
Ingenium Solutions, on behalf of their local authority clients are seeking a Deputy Chief Accountant to be based in Essex.
As the Deputy Chief Accountant, you will maintain the Council’s financial control and governance framework. You will orchestrate and manage the annual closure of accounts process, train and develop the capabilities of our finance team and lead the Council’s grants systems from end to end to secure funding and apply it to maximum effect. Working with key internal and external stakeholders, you will put in place necessary infrastructure to deliver the annual accounts on time. You will specialise in and lead on key elements of statutory financial accounting and reporting, treasury management, capital financing and other regulatory requirements. With a keen eye for detail and technical expertise, you will guarantee our financial success for years to come.
You will need to be qualified to CCAB level with significant post-qualification experience, as well as evidence of your continuing professional development. You will be able to demonstrate expert knowledge of the accounting codes, standards and regulations relevant to local authorities and be experienced interpreting, advising on and applying them. Your demonstrable ability to train and develop customer-facing finance professionals together with your experience of working within a large, complex organisation is essential to your success. You must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to use these to develop valuable networks. Plus we understand that life sometimes doesn’t always go according to plan and that there are times where work has to fit around you, which is why we are committed to ensuring flexible working options across all of our business units.
We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It’s important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions. The package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, annual leave of up to 29 days per year, discounted shopping and much more.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an open evening in London on 22nd February for informal interviews. Those successful will then be invited to attend formal interviews, which will take place week commencing 26 February and 05 March.
All applicants must be eligible to work unrestricted in the UK at time of applying.
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