Lead Accountants

Recruiter
Walsall Council
Location
Walsall, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Ref
1165114948
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Walsall Council is transforming and with it, so is Walsall's Financial Services. This is an exciting time to join our team. The Walsall Proud Programme is our transformation Programme, which aims to transform the way the council works so that we can provide a better customer experience, increase staff satisfaction and engagement, and improve service efficiency and performance to our customers and communities. The Programme is closely linked with our medium-term financial strategy and Walsall's Financial Services are a key driver in achieving the orgaisation's aspirational vision.

So what do we need from you?

We are looking to recruit 2 Lead Accountants, to help continue to support this transformation journey. These posts will be responsible for leading a team of finance officers, embracing and helping develop our excellent business partnering approach supporting our service managers and directors. We are looking for enthusiastic and pragmatic individuals, with can do attitudes, significant experience of financial stewardship, along with excellent people, communication and management skills

We have opportunities across the finance teams, with posts supporting the organisations key directorates, Adult Social Care, Children Services and Education, Environment and Economy and Resources and Transformation.

What does Walsall's Finance Service offer you?

Our commitment to you is to provide a safe learning environment, where we will offer you the platform to develop and enhance your career prospects, with the aim to support your drive and commitment to progress and build on your existing experience. The diverse services that we support and the progression of our transformation programme, brings with it exposure to many scenarios requiring financial support and advice. You can therefore expect opportunities to get involved and strengthen both your accountancy knowledge and your broader skillsets, enabling you to adapt to an ever changing business environment and support the many challenges public sector organisations face.

As a Lead Accountant you should hold a CCAB / CIMA qualification, be undertaking CPD and be able to demonstrate experience in managing staff. In recognition of the knowledge that experience in other sectors can bring, whist an understanding of local government finance would be an advantage we would stress that it is not essential.

On top of this, we provide an attractive employment package that includes a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days, a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year, and a career average pension scheme.

These posts are covered by the Government's Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.

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