Lead Business Partner (Technical) (FS***)

Location
Newport
Salary
£36,379 - £39,177 (plus 2018/19 pay award)
Posted
22 Dec 2017
Closes
26 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lead Business Partner (Technical) (FS***)

Grade 10 (SCP 41-44)

£36,379 - £39,177 (plus 2018/19 pay award)

Following a re-structure, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a post within the Accountancy team at Newport City Council.  Reporting to the recently appointed Chief Accountant, you will assist and/or take responsibility for the closing and preparation of the Statement of Accounts and Whole of Government Accounts, monitoring the Balance Sheet in year, monitor & report on Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rates, and ensuring the financial systems, accounts hierarchy and financial processes of the Council meet accounting and government regulations.  

The Chief Accountant is responsible for linking together the Revenue, Capital and Treasury Management aspects of the Council's finances, therefore this role will be required to assist the Chief Accountant in the monitoring of the Capital Programme and the impact on the Medium Financial Term of capital proposals and closing the capital programme at year end.  

The Lead Finance Business Partner will be responsible for the leadership and management of a Finance Business Partner (Technical) and Accountancy Assistants, ensuring they are motivated and best practice is delivered.

This role provides a genuine and significant opportunity for a candidate who has had experience in this technical area of work and is keen to develop further to a future Chief Accountant / similar role. It provides responsibility and experience in the full range of corporate finance functions including working with budget managers in areas such as the capital programme.

Applicants will be required to be part CCAB qualified or have significant relevant experience, preferably in Local Government Finance. If you wish to discuss further please contact Owen James (Assistant Head of Finance) on 01633 210874.  Please note the addendum to the Job Description for this post.  

Closing Date: 26th January 2018

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