Group Accountant

Recruiter
Occupational health Staffing Ltd
Location
Northampton
Posted
12 May 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job ref: RQ306275
Group Accountant
Location: Northampton
Job Type: Full Time Temporary
My public sector client is looking to recruit a Group Accountant to work on a full time basis for 3 months in Northampton. The successful candidate will manage and develop the provision of accountancy, monitoring and financial advice in order to discharge statutory responsibilities on behalf of the S151 Officer and support budget managers across all service groupings. You will be responsible for:-
As a member of the Strategic Finance Manager’s management team, contribute to the overall strategic and operational management of the provision of Financial Services to the Service, Support or Operational Area.
- Manage, motivate and develop the staff within the team providing financial support to ensure that priorities are identified, objectives achieved and to enhance its overall level of performance and morale.
- Ensure effective and ongoing implementation of the Council’s Performance Appraisal and Development Programme (PADP) within the finance team.
- To support Services, partners and, if appropriate, Councillors to improve their performance through the provision of financial advice relating to planning, control, process and management issues.
- To manage the provision of financial support on obtaining and securing financial resources.
- To manage the provision of financial support on short, medium and long term resource allocation to deliver the best use of resources, including Value for Money.
- Provision of financial advice to support projects assessing business options; including interpreting/analysing complex financial and non-financial information, and communicating findings/recommendations to colleagues at all levels in order to support and make decisions.
- To maintain and develop financial systems and processes
To apply you will be a Qualified CCAB Accountant with proven experience in the areas of Financial Planning, Control and Reporting and an understanding of how local government works, including the specific complexities of local government finance, and the major influences and challenges it faces
Rate: PAYE - £22 p/h or UMBRELLA £28 p/h

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