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West Lothian Council - Finance & Estates
Accountant Level 1
West Lothian Civic Centre, Livingston
£30,990 - £35,382 Ref: 328.04
The current economic climate, and the implications for public sector finances, demonstrate the importance of sound financial planning and support within local government.
This role contributes to a comprehensive range of financial services provided to senior officers, budget holders and elected members.
Key aspects of the role include development of financial strategy, financial and management accounting, treasury management, option appraisal and providing financial advice to a range of council staff.
Professional accounting experience is required, along with the ability to communicate effectively with finance colleagues and staff throughout the council, external organisations and partners. The role will also include opportunities to contribute proactively to cross cutting initiatives both within the Financial Management Unit and across the council. You should also have the ability to operate successfully in a dynamic team working environment, with a proactive attitude and approach.
You must be a CCAB qualified accountant, with knowledge of local government finance however experience of working in a finance capacity in the public sector is not essential.
Closing date: 14 October 2012.