Accountant

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Location
East Sussex, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Sep 2019
Closes
01 Oct 2019
Ref
1239816702
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Purpose

1. Be a technical expert within one of the three accountancy teams within Finance, serving Lewes and Eastbourne Councils, their companies and their stakeholders in accordance with the Council's corporate plan, company business plans, priorities and values.

2. Initiating and driving continuous improvement in service performance and efficiency.

Key Tasks
1. To assist the Principal Accountant in the proactive review of the Team activities and any related activities and the improvement to suitable standards for internal and external audit compliance.

To ensure all audit recommendations related to the post's specialist field are implemented.

2. Where appropriate, manage up to 4 staff directly or indirectly. Lead, mentor and manage staff including setting clear targets and objectives and proactively managing work flow, priorities and performance; and carrying out effective recruitment, induction, coaching and ongoing staff
management and development.

3. To initiate change and continuous improvement in service performance and efficiency.

To participate in related training events and provide on to one training to staff when required.

4. To maintain up to date knowledge of legislation, changes in accounting standards, tax requirements, guidance related to the team being managed.

5. To represent the council's interests as required at appropriate working groups as well as in negotiations with external partners, regulatory bodies or commercial suppliers.

6. To develop advanced financial models that go beyond predicting future net-revenue positions to examining alternative business models, supporting service redesign options.

7. To take responsibility for managing and improving financial systems and processes across the council so that they operate in compliance with financial policy and statute and any necessary amendments are designed and implemented promptly in response to framework changes or to any identified exceptions to governance and control standards.

QUALIFICATIONS
Essential
• AAT qualification or qualified by experience with proven track record of experience in an accountancy environment

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