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Lead Accountant / Financial Accountant / Finance Manager

West Midlands
£44190 - £49448 per annum

Job Title: Lead Accountant

Location: Walsall Borough

Salary: £44,190 – £49,448 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing date: 14 June 2019, interviews (which will consist of a test followed by an interview) will be held week commencing 1 July 2019

This Council is transforming and with it, so is their Financial Services team. This is an exciting time to join our team. Their Proud Programme is a transformation Programme, which aims to transform the way the council works so that they can provide a better customer experience, increase staff satisfaction and engagement, and improve service efficiency and performance to customers and communities. The Programme is closely linked with their medium-term financial strategy and the Financial Services team are a key driver in achieving the organisation’s aspirational vision.

The Role:

The council is 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 their excellent business partnering approach supporting their service managers and directors. They are looking for enthusiastic and pragmatic individuals, with can do attitudes, significant experience of financial stewardship, along with excellent people, communication and management skills

There are 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.

Key Requirements:

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 they would stress that it is not essential.


The council’s commitment to you is to provide a safe learning environment, where they 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 supported and the progression of the 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.

On top of this, they 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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Candidates with experience of Accountant, Chartered Accountancy, Bookkeeper, Revenue Accountant, Finance Manager, Head of Finance, Chartered Accountant, Financial Accountancy, Senior Accountant, Financial Accountant, Revenue Accountancy, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW will also be considered for this role.