Job Vacancy Â The Financial Services Team is responsible for the provision and management of a wide range of financial information both internally and externally. The post of Accountant is key to ensuring these responsibilities are effectively discharged. Key tasks will include ensuring effective financial arrangements exist in specific service areas, developing and providing financial forecasts, preparing and monitoring budgets and the provision of financial advice and support at a high standard to Senior Council Officers and to Council Members. Essential The post demands extensive technical, specialist and theoretical knowledge that will have been obtained by achieving full qualified membership of one of ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA or ICA and also a period of relevant practical experience. Experience of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a wide range of individuals and some external organisations. Closing Date:Â Friday 2nd November 2018. Interview Dates: Mid to late November 2018. Â Job Advert Position Title: Accountant Position Number: C113 Directorate: Resources Location: Midlothian House Contract Status: Permanent Hours of Work: 36 Working Pattern: Monday â Friday (Flexi) Weeks per year: 52 Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale. Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is currently Â£36,348.59 per annum but will be increased in line with the Local Government Workers pay award for 2018/19 which is still to be agreed.