Group Accountant (Systems)

St Albans, Hertfordshire
£42,552 per annum plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
31 May 2017
20 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Group Accountant (Systems)
Inclusive salary up to £42,552 per annum
plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
37 hours per week
Ref: FIS014

St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1, the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short, it is a great place to live and work.

We are currently recruiting for a Group Accountant (Systems) to take responsibility for the management, maintenance, development and improvement of the Council’s Financial Systems, including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Cash Receipting and Accounts Receivable.

In this key role, you will manage a team whilst ensuring business continuity plans are in place and that all appropriate computer interfaces are maintained.  You will manage the accounts payable systems and processes to ensure payments are made in a timely manner to properly approved creditors.

You will be educated to degree or equivalent level with a sound knowledge and understanding of computer systems, especially general ledger and accounts payable.  A knowledge and understanding of the developments and challenges facing local government, along with a proven track record of managing complex budgets, is essential.

We offer a competitive package which includes up to 28 days annual leave, up to 18.5% employer pension contributions, reimbursement of professional fees, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (e.g. homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a range of other benefits that are available.

This post is Politically Restricted and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

For an informal discussion, please contact Alan Partington, Financial Services Manager, on 01727 819201.

For full details visit or email or telephone (01727) 819287 stating your details and the post reference number.

Closing date for applications: 20 June 2017.

Interviews are scheduled for w/c 26 June 2017.