(Starting salary dependent upon skills and qualifications, progression subject to satisfactory performance)
Brentwood Borough Council strives to provide high quality, efficient and value for money services and seeks continuous improvement in service delivery to meet the needs of the community. They are aiming to get the best outcome and achieve a good balance for residents, business and the economy in a way that celebrates Brentwood's unique history and quality of life. To help achieve this they are recruiting for a Senior Accountant in their Financial Services Department.
The role will report to Principal Accountant - Revenue and the Financial Services Manager. Key responsibilities will include:
- Working closely with Service departments within the Council to ensure effective Monthly Budget Monitoring is carried out. Providing budget challenge and escalation as appropriate.
- Contribute towards the compilation, monitoring and reporting of the Council's Medium Term Financial Plan and Annual Budget. Assist with the setting of fees and charges.
- Contribute to the closure of the Council's accounts and preparation of the Statement of Accounts.
- Complete Key Reconciliations and clearance of suspense accounts and ensuring the Council meets all statutory and external reporting requirements.
The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively under pressure, to deliver positive outcomes. This role will suit an individual who has experience of working in a Local Government environment, Including substantial knowledge and understanding of budgeting and budgetary control. Experience in utilisation of financial management systems is desirable as is experience of MS Office suite products.
For an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Phoebe Barnes on 01277 312 839.
To apply for this vacancy using our quick and easy on-line application method, visit www.brentwood.gov.uk/jobs. Alternatively, please contact Human Resources, Britannia House, Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6JS. You can also telephone 0115 977 6850. Email brentwoodBC@mhr.co.uk to request for further information or for application form.
Interview Date: To be advised