We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Local Government Finance individual to join our fast-paced organisation as Chief Accountant. The Council is thinking innovatively to make sure that our communities continue to receive high quality services from us in very financially challenging times. Following an internal promotion an opportunity has arisen to appoint an experienced Chief Accountant, with a focus on leading the authority through its essential financial planning processes as well as driving standards in respect of all aspects of financial and management accounting across the organisation.
About the Job
You will be able to show significant experience in leading high performing teams and in providing technical and specialised financial support and advice to senior leaders and members alongside finance staff and services. We will look to you to develop and support the implementation of key financial strategies and to drive the creation of the Medium Term Financial Plan and you’ll be instrumental in supporting critical transformational projects, which will innovate service delivery and reduce costs. You will also support and challenge services whilst maintaining the key control environment and protecting standards.
Applications are invited from suitably skilled, CCAB qualified people with detailed knowledge of the strategic and technical framework within which local government operates. Due to the importance of this post, prior senior management experience within a local authority is essential.
We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do, with supportive leadership. We offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees, to name a few; generous annual leave and flexible working arrangements, a Local Government Pension scheme, flexible benefits scheme via salary sacrifice, My Staff Shop discounts for online shopping, insurance benefits, gym discount, and employee wellbeing services to support a healthy work/life balance and lifestyle.
If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity, before applying, please get in touch with Lizzie Watkin on 07880 182387 or via email at EWatkin@Somerset.gov.uk
Please note that applications/CV’s will be reviewed prior to closing date and as such immediate application is recommended.
To download and submit an application form and job details, or to upload your CV and personal information form, please Apply online at http://dasjobs.co.uk/job/chief-accountant/
Job ref no: 10831/HC
Closing date: 12 October 2018
Interview date 24 October 2018