Senior Accountant (MOR03015)

14 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the provision of technical accounting advice to the Accountancy section (and section 95 officer), relating to the preparation of the annual accounts, financial planning and other accountancy work.


Technical financial overview of the Annual Report and Annual Accounts.
Advising the s95 Officer on overall financial forecasting for the Council
Budgetary and other implications of changes in accounting standards and relevant legislation, LASAAC circulars and other guidance
Ad-hoc project work for departments, including support for major projects, and advice and support to other members of the accountancy section involved in such work.
Organising cpd training and attend technical updates for the accountancy section.
Developing and maintaining budget manager training and General Ledger training.
Ensuring accounting IT systems are fit for purpose following changes in legislation or guidance.

The Individual

Technical Accounting Experience.
Fully qualified CCAB or CIMA Accountant.
Ability to interpret, apply and explain technical policies, procedures, guidance and legislation.
Strong written and oral communications skills and an ability to deal effectively with queries and provide advice.
Self-confident and self-motivated.
Computer literate with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.
Excellent organisational and time management skills.
Strong customer focus.
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.
Committed and able to work under own initiative with minimum supervision.
Ability to manage workload, address conflicting priorities, meet deadlines (statutory and internal) working to a high degree of accuracy.
Politically sensitive and astute.
Ability to write clear, concise and easily understandable reports for Senior Officers and Members.
Experience of working under pressure and delivering work to deadlines.
Ability to establish confidence, credibility and trust.
Ability to contribute to the development of financial policies.
A flexible can do approach to new working practices and technology.
Appreciation, acceptance of and commitment to the importance of confidentiality.
Flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the service
Ability to work in a shared office
Ability to work in different offices depending on the needs of the service

Re-advertisement of MOR02865- previous applicants need not apply.

Closing Date: Friday 27 April 2018
Starting Salary: £38,095.85
Hours per week: 36.25
£20.21 per hour

Proposed Interview Date: Monday 14th May 2018

For further information, contact Deborah O'Shea 01343 563650

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