Financial Accounting Manager
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £43,757 - £44,697 per annum
We are looking to recruit an experienced CCAB qualified Financial Accounting Manager to join our progressive Finance Team based in St Annes, Lancashire, on the beautiful Fylde coast.
The borough of Fylde is a diverse, attractive and unique area to live and work - from the coastal resorts of St Annes and Lytham to the historic villages and towns set in the surrounding countryside.
The Council has five strategic objectives as set out in the Corporate Plan: Delivering Value for Money, ensuring the Borough is Clean and Green, has a Vibrant Economy, is a Great Place to Live and a Great Place to Visit. The advertised post will play a vital role in supporting the achievement of these objectives by continuing to deliver excellent financial services. In a Corporate Peer Review Challenge conducted in 2016 the LGA concluded that:
Fylde is a borough which has created an excellent environment for its residents and has huge potential for the future. The council is lean and provides core services to a good standard. The quality of many of its services are good and many of them are delivered at an average cost below many other district councils nationally, demonstrating good value for money overall. Feedback from residents on council services continues to be high.
The borough has a wealth of natural and economic assets on which to build. This includes the quality of the natural environment, quality of life and a number of nationally renowned employers such as BaE Systems and Westinghouse. The council is also financially robust, with healthy reserves forecast over the remainder of this decade and as such is in a stronger financial position than many other district councils. This strong financial position has been hard won with the council transforming its financial management and consequently delivering greater financial resilience through tight financial control over the last eight years. Going forward this financial control needs to be carefully balanced with the opportunities which could be presented by the council taking measured risks in order to reap greater rewards for the borough in the future.”
As a well-managed Council, we are looking for someone who will contribute the same level of commitment and excellent standards to ensure that the Council retains a robust a financial position. Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, you will be a CCAB qualified accountant with strong technical accounting skills and experience of preparing statutory financial accounts to exacting standards within prescribed timescales. You will join a small high-performing team which is continuously seeking to improve in line with the Council’s Transformation Strategy.
We are looking for someone who can produce accurate, timely and comprehensive financial information and who possesses strong interpretation skills, together with experience of financial monitoring, budget preparation and year-end reporting requirements.
The post is permanent and full time (37 hours per week) and provides a number of benefits including generous annual leave (depending on the length of local government service); membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme; free car parking and discounted leisure facilities.
If you believe you have the qualities that we are looking for we would like to hear from you.
For an informal discussion please contact Paul O’Donoghue, Chief Financial Officer on (01253) 658566
Closing Date: 12th November 2018