Deputy Chief Accountant

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Competitive salary
16 Oct 2017
24 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Big City Opportunity in the heart of the Fens.

We’re looking for a CIPFA qualified accountant to join our Team. You’ll have a creditable track record since qualification, be ambitious, forward thinking & energetic with a thirst to develop your professional & management skills; in the medium term you’ll be looking for a Chief Accountant position somewhere in Local Government.

We serve 100,000 residents amid 200 square miles of beautiful countryside in North Cambridgeshire. Our four market towns of March, Chatteris, Wisbech and Whittlesey are lively hubs for the local community & Ely, Cambridge & London King’s Cross are within easy reach.

Fenland District Council has been recognized nationally for its unique People Culture which makes it a fantastic place to work. Our staff really do strive to make a difference for our residents. We deliver a range of quality services including Leisure, Refuse Collection & Recycling, Planning, Parks & Open Spaces, Environmental Services and Revenues & Benefits (delivered through the Anglia Revenues Partnership). The Council also fulfils the function of Competent Harbour Authority for the navigable river Nene and has ambitious plans for physical, economic and social regeneration of the District.

Along with partner Cambridgeshire councils, Fenland is an active member of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership which are set to bring major investment to the area. We’ve progressed well on the austerity journey and have an unqualified audit opinion for 2016/17. Medium Term Financial Planning lies at the centre of our management operations as we deliver high quality services to the community within Council and Member priorities.

If you’re successful you’ll work at the heart of these initiatives, developing skills to further the next stage in your career. We offer a package of
up to £52,299 plus relocation and as a Council officer benefits include membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working
opportunities, free car parking and subsidised private healthcare.

Of course, you could do all this in a Big City context, but why would you do so? Here you can savour the fresh air of the Fens, enjoy the wide Fenland skies, view our spectacular sunsets and appreciate our affordable property prices? And all this just 90 minutes by rail from King’s Cross. And here, on the way to work you might spot a Marsh Harrier hunting in the fields....

Interested? Please call Brendan Arnold (Corporate Director & Section 151 Officer)

For an informal chat on tel. 01354 622317 or visit to download an application form.

CV’s not accepted. Closing date: 24th November 2017

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