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Senior Accountant

Discussion in 'Sevenoaks Chat' started by Sevenoaks District Council, Feb 13, 2021. Replies: 0 | Views: 31

  1. Salary Band F

    A generous annual leave allowance of 30 days (plus an additional 5 days depending on having Continuous Local Government Service).

    The Role

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Finance Team at Sevenoaks District Council, which, as a Council, has received national recognition for achievements in finance and organisational culture.

    The postholder will be responsible for delivering high quality professional financial support and advice to the Council at both Officer and Member level. You will contribute to the corporate finance functions carried out by the Finance Team including budget preparation, forward planning, final accounts, capital finance and completion and submission of Government returns.

    You will need to have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills and a commitment to providing excellent customer service.

    The Team

    The Finance Function is made up of the Accountancy Team and the Finance Systems Team, as shown in the attached structure. Both teams work closely together to deliver Finance support across the authority. As a Senior Accountant you will be a key contact within the Finance Team. You will be line managed by the Senior Principal Accountant and be responsible for the line management of an Assistant Accountant but will benefit from the experience and knowledge of the accountants and finance specialists you work alongside.

    The Successful Applicant:

    • Experience of supporting the preparation of budgets and allocations, as well as financial statements. Knowledge of local government accounting will be particularly beneficial.
    • IT competent particularly in Excel and Word.
    • Should have experience of using computerised accounting packages (experience of using Agresso will be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given).
    • Must be CCAB part qualified or Member of Association of Accounting Technicians. CCAB qualified desirable, but not essential.

    Interested in the role and want to know more?

    Please contact Jessica Booth, Senior Principal Accountant, 01732 227436 for an informal discussion about the role.

    Need advice on how to ensure you have the best chance of being shortlisted?

    Read the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to the role and ensure that your supporting statement explains how you meet the essential requirements as your application will be judged against these criteria.

    How to get to us:

    Sevenoaks is only half an hour from central London by train. You will be based at the Council Offices, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN13 1HG, however due to the current pandemic and current Government advice at the time of advert the role will require a combination of both remote and office based working. A free staff car park is available on site.

    Closing date: Sunday 21st February 2021

    Interviews: week commencing 1st March 2021

    Assessment process: Interview, test and presentation

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