Group Accountant (Financial Planning and Control)
Finance and Legal Services
Inclusive salary range from £38,822 up to £42,552 per annum plus up to 18.5% employer pension contribution
Flexible working arrangements are available
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 looking for a Group Accountant to lead our team and to be the authority’s short and medium term financial planning expert. You will manage the preparation of budget monitoring information for Heads of Service and for submission to various committees, and provide timely warning of spending not in-line with budget. You will also manage the team that delivers our Treasury Management and Insurance functions.
Educated to degree level or equivalent you will be a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIPFA or similar) with significant experience in the field. You will have substantial experience of working at an advanced level within the accountancy arena, with in depth working knowledge of medium term financial planning and the financial challenges facing a district council. Good numerical and analytical skills, excellent communication skills and a proven track record of successfully working in a finance environment are also required for this post.
We offer a competitive package which includes up to 26 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, management development and training, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits. This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.
For an informal discussion, please contact Linda Parker, Financial Services Manager, on 01727 819215.
For full details visit www.stalbans.gov.uk or telephone 01727 819251 stating your details and the post reference number P1122.
Closing date for applications: 18 October 2017. Interviews scheduled for: w/c 30 October 2017.