Accountant

Location
Norwich, Norfolk
Salary
£23,974 - £26,172 per annum
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Closes
14 Aug 2017
Ref
23596 FNDE
Hours
Full Time

£23,974 - £26,172 per annum
County Hall, Norwich
22.2 hours per week
Fixed term contract until 31 May 2019

We are looking to recruit an Accountant to be part of NCC’s Financial Management Team, which provides the budgeting and accounting function to all of NCC services. NCC is a large and complex organisation going through a period of significant transformational change following the reduction of funding from central government. This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and pro-active team who are looking to make a real difference to support NCC through the change that it needs to make and to ensure that taxpayers can be assured that they are receiving value for money.
The role will be a fixed term contract to 31st May 2019, to cover the existing post holder while they are seconded elsewhere, and is for 22.2 hours a week (0.6 Full Time Equivalent).

Although the role sits within the finance structure, the teams are organised to support specific services to support both the day to day budgeting and accounting requirements of the Council, as well as enabling and supporting significant transformational change projects. The post is a generic role and could be assigned to support any NCC service(s) to meet the business need. However, it is anticipated that the successful candidate will support Adult Social Care for the duration of the contract.

You will be an experienced Accountant with excellent communication skills who is able to demonstrate sound financial judgement, is able to plan and prioritise effectively, and is able to build constructive working relationships with both financial and non-financial individuals at all levels within the organisation. You will be expected to provide: management accounting functions including periodic elements and ad-hoc support; financial accounting functions to support the closure of NCC accounts and provision of statutory information; analysis of complex financial data, alongside appropriate non-financial data, to identify appropriate supporting evidence for advice and judgement; development of financial management within the organisation; and, management and development to a small team of accounting staff within the frame work of the wider team.

For an information discussion regarding this vacancy, please contact Robert Ginn, Senior Accountant on 01603 223182.

We welcome applications from individuals currently working in other organisations, however we would like to make you aware that priority consideration for this post may be given to current employees who are affected by restructure within the organisation or are in a redeployment position.

Workplace feedback states County Hall is a modern, business-like, bright and smart environment to work in.

For further details and to apply visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/jobsandcareers

Please quote job reference: 23596 FNDE

Closing date: 14 August 2017

Norfolk County Council welcomes applicants irrespective of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We are committed to supporting flexible working practices for our employees.