Chief Accountant & Commercial and Technical Accountant

Hastings, East Sussex
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03 Nov 2017
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

With world class coast, countryside, the Jerwood Art Gallery, an award winning newly restored historic pier, affordable house prices, good schools and outstanding community spirit Hastings is a great place to live and work

This is an exciting and rewarding time to be involved in the development of Hastings and to contribute towards the development and implementation of the Council’s Strategy.

Chief Accountant

Ref: 725

Salary: up to £57,000 per annum (inclusive of a reviewable market supplement)

Full Time 

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience in financial and team management to head up the Accountancy service – as Chief Accountant and Deputy Section 151 Officer.

The successful candidate will manage our Accountancy and Exchequer Division, ensuring the provision of an efficient service in accordance with approved Council strategies, plan, policies and procedures. The Chief Accountant will take a leading role in the provision of financial advice and support, to include the preparation of the budget and the final accounts for the authority.

Commercial and Technical Accountant

Ref: 724

Salary: up to £51,000 per annum (inclusive of reviewable market supplement)   

Full Time 

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant to support the Chief Finance Officer in the provision of an up to date financial service.

The successful candidate will be required to engage with, and support, service areas to help drive efficiencies and the future growth of the council. This is a key post supporting the Council’s commercial approach to income generation, as well as supporting the service in respect of financial planning, budgeting, a wide variety of projects and reviews to ensure future opportunities are maximised and risk is kept to a minimum.

This is a key new post for the Council as it moves into a more commercial environment. The postholder will required to undertake the necessary due diligence to ensure the Council is aware of the risks it faces in the near and longer term. The role will involve solving complex technical accounting issues while making large investment decisions.

The post provides the opportunity for an ambitious and professional Accountant to use their knowledge and experience to help a forward thinking Council continue the regeneration of the Borough.

If you wish to discuss these vacancies, please contact Peter Grace, Chief Finance Officer on 01424 451503

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Closing date: 28th of November 2017 

Anticipated Interview date:  

Chief Accountant - 7th of December 2017 

Commercial Accountant- 5th of December 2017