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Senior Accountancy Officer

West Midlands
£32552 - £37475 per annum

Job Title: Senior Accountancy Officer

Location: Walsall

Salary: £32,552 – £37,475 per annum

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 26th January 2020

Interviews will be held week commencing 3rd February 2020

The Council is transforming and with it, so is their Financial Services. This is an exciting time to join their team. Their 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 their customers and communities.

The Programme is closely linked with their medium-term financial strategy and their Financial Services are a key driver in achieving the organisations aspirational vision.

So what do they need from you?

They are looking to recruit to a number of Senior Accountancy Officers, to help continue to support this transformation journey, these posts will act as their key finance and business links with their service managers and directors, providing support and advice through a proactive business partnering arrangement.

They are looking for enthusiastic and pragmatic individuals, with can do attitudes, experience of financial stewardship and ability to calculate and articulate complex financial information, which are all key strengths that you will need to undertake the role.

They have opportunities across the finance service, with posts supporting the organisation’s key directorates: Adult Social Care, Children’s Services and Education, Economy and Environment and Resources and Transformation.

What do they offer you?

Their 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 that they support and the progression of their transformation programme, brings with its exposure to many scenarios requiring financial support and advice. You can therefore expect opportunities to get involved and strengthen both your accountancy knowledge and also your broader skillsets, including staff management, enabling you to adapt to an ever changing business environment and support the many challenges public sector organisations face.

As a Senior Accountancy Officer you should ideally hold (and be undertaking CPD) or be actively studying a CCAB / CIMA qualification, however 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.

On top of this, if you are not currently fully qualified they provide opportunities to continue a funded CCAB qualification, provide an attractive employment package that includes a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 32 days, a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year, and a career average pension scheme.

Please click on the APPLY button to complete your application at the Council’s careers page.

Candidates with experience of; Finance Assistant, ACCA, CIMA, Accounts Assistant, Purchase Ledger, SAGE 200, SAGE50, Accounts Assistant, Financial Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Accounts Clerk, Finance Officer, Accounts Officer, Finance Clerk, Finance Administrator, Assistant Accountant, Accounts Payable, Accounts Analyst, Accounts Receivable, Credit Control, Bookkeeper, Finance Analyst, Accountant, AAT Qualified Accountant, Book Keeper, Financial Accountant, Accounting Specialist, Financial Reporting, Finance Manager, Senior Accounts Administrator may also be considered for this role.