Your new company
Mole Valley lies at the heart of Surrey, mid-way between London and the Sussex coast. It has a population of approximately 85,000 people. The majority of the district's population live in the main towns and villages of the district, in particular, Dorking and Leatherhead which are both close to the M25. Dorking is a historic market town surrounded by the Surrey Hills area of outstanding natural beauty. It has excellent transport links into London and the South Coast. The high street is filled with arts and crafts shops, boutiques, art galleries, jewellers, interiors and furnishing specialists sitting alongside eclectic vintage shops and fabulous antique centres.
Your new role
The Capital Accountant will report to the Chief Accountant and be responsible for leading on capital accounting including budget strategy, monitoring and closure. You will deal with the provision of financial advice and capital accounting support to service departments, statistics and returns. You will provide financial information and expertise on corporate finance issues such as accounting statement production, IFRS and leasing. Other main duties will include maximisation of capital grants, as well as leading and supporting corporate projects and policies
What you'll need to succeed
Ideally you will be CCAB/CIMA Qualified or at least AAT Qualified from either the private or public sector but local government finance experience would be desirable. Good working knowledge of key technical accounting services is needed and knowledge of corporate finance duties. You will need evidence of being able to make rational and timely decisions whilst empowering budget managers and show good financial judgement in this support. You will be highly communicative and able to liaise with both finance and non-finance including professional bodies. In person you will have energy and tenacity including the ability to work under pressure and possess sound IT skills.
What you'll get in return
You will receive a wide range of benefits including free parking at the Council offices, the Local Government Pension Scheme and a variety of training facilities. As well as a competitive salary, on offer is a Salary Sacrifice scheme for childcare vouchers and discounted membership at the Dorking Sports Centre. You will also be part of a culture that is focused on personal and career development.
What you need to do now
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