Our local authority client are looking for an accountant.
They want someone who can undertake the technical and professional functions outlined in the description of duties below in accordance with CIPFA guidelines, Council standing orders and financial regulations.
To provide professional and flexible financial support and accountancy advice to senior management within finance and service managers across a range of council services.
Contribute to the provision of a comprehensive integrated finance service supporting all council departments, Directors, Members, committees and forums.
To co-ordinate and control the day-to-day aspects of the finance function within the allocated service areas. To develop and recommend solutions to problems or issues affecting services. To assist in the provision of professional financial advice and analysis to support the Council’s strategic plans and Medium Term Financial Strategy process.
To complete grant claims and statistical returns for central government, professional bodies and other organisations, as required..
To oversee and manage allocated activities in key financial processes, and ensure significant issues are raised with senior management with recommendations for corrective action.
To maintain and develop financial systems, procedures and controls to ensure financial data is recorded in accordance with accounting best practice, and to ensure the managers receive information in an easily understandable format which assists them in the decision making process for their service.
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