Financial Accountant Team Leader

Lincolnshire Grantham
£40000 - 50000 per year + benefits
24 May 2017
24 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

South Kesteven is a local government district in Lincolnshire, forming part of the traditional Kesteven division of the county. It covers Grantham, Stamford, Bourne and Market Deeping.

The Council has ambitious growth plans at the top of its agenda and a vision to create thriving communities where people want to live, work and invest.... so why not be part of this exciting journey. It's a fantastic opportunity to work for a council that is changing and going places. They're looking for people with drive, enthusiasm and creativity to join them as they work differently and become more commercially and customer focused.

Due to the continued success and development of the organisation we are looking to appoint an experienced Financial Accountant Team Leader. You will be responsible for the delivery of performance improvements and the day to day management of people, finance, information, resources and projects. The successful candidate will produce the statement of accounts in line with government requirements and CIPFA codes of practice. You will prepare the financial information for the setting of the council tax levy, support the medium term financial plan, as well as preparing and coordinating the delivery of the Capital Strategy. Within the role you will also coordinate efficiencies, provide Housing Revenue Account financial management and complete statutory and discretionary returns. You will also support and deliver the budget setting cycle, coordinate budget monitoring and forecasting, as well as undertaking regular reconciliation of all control accounts and banking statements. Finally you will carry out regular analysis of key financial information and undertake regular modelling of Collection Fund and Cash Flow model, in addition to ensuring prudent treasury management of the council investments.

It is also envisaged that the successful candidate must be an exceptional professional with ambition and drive and a positive member of the management team that leads by example. It is essential that you are a fully qualified CCAB Accountant with current or previous experience working in a local authority. These are prerequisites and candidates that do not meet these essential criteria will not be considered. 

Salary: £46,275 plus up to £6,500 relocation package where applicable. Exceptional benefits including 17% pension contribution, flexi time, home working and free parking. Benefits include; Local government pension scheme (17% employer contribution), 25 days holiday, rising to 30, free parking, flexible working, home working, computer scheme, cycle to work scheme and child care vouchers.

This opportunity is being managed exclusively by Hays Senior Finance and any direct or third party applications will be forwarded to the Account Manager, Matthew Lane. For more information please contact Matthew at Hays in Nottingham or visit our dedicated Recruitment Microsite.