Accountant - 18 Months FTC

Northampton, Northamptonshire
£37,938 to £41,609
12 Nov 2018
12 Dec 2018
Full Time

LGSS is one of the largest public sector shared ventures of its kind in the UK; we are a shared service collaboration between three councils; Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Milton Keynes Council. We are soon to be supporting Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) as it becomes a separate entity in the New Year. As such, we have a unique opportunity for an Accountant (Closedown) to join us in a new role for 18 months to support this service.

Based in our modern Northampton shared service office, you will play a pivotal role ensuring high quality sets of financial accounts are prepared in the wider context of the challenge posed by the earlier accounts closure deadlines. This is a unique opportunity with LGSS; you will be involved in the creation of the first ever Statement of Accounts for the NFRS.

The ideal candidate will have experience:

  • Preparing elements of the statement of accounts and disclosure notes.
  • Managing and coordinating the prepared by client lists for audit and audit query logs.
  • As key point of contact in the coordination of the external audit of the accounts, building effective working relationships with the external auditors.
  • Able to demonstrate good stakeholder engagement and collaborative working with teams; coordinating and communicating information is essential for this role.

You’ll be a part of our Integrated Finance Service, which will give you excellent exposure across multiple LGSS Partners and customers. You’ll also be a part of a wider financial community and an established network.

Please take the time to review this will include, the Finance Structure, full job spec and person spec.

For a confidential conversation please contact our recruitment partner, Haben Solomon at CIPFA Penna on 07920 501 905 or

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