Senior Accountant (Systems)

Luton, Bedfordshire
(M3) £38,813 - £41,675 a year, plus £3203 car benefit
27 Sep 2019
27 Oct 2019
Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an opportunity within the Customer and Commercial Division where you will support the Finance Manager to lead, develop and maintain the Council’s corporate financial systems (currently including General Ledger, Creditors Ledger, Debtors Ledger, E-procurement, banking software and support services charging), ensuring their accuracy, timeliness & conformity with statutory legislation, corporate financial policy & regulations, professional standards and best practice. You will also play a key role in supporting financial aspects of the Payroll function.

In this vital role, you will participate in developing all of the Council’s financial systems, to provide excellent financial information in a cost effective and efficient way, negotiating between users and Information Management to maximize technology and its benefits.  In doing so you will need to make extensive use of a range of tools such as Excel VBA macros, Business Objects and Crystal Reports

Training will be provided and there are opportunities for progression within the team.

You will also support the efficiency work plan to deliver new and improved ways of working, by maximising the use of existing systems and software. This will create lean processes within the service area and aid all system users across the council.

About you

We need someone who is numerate and analytical with highly advanced skills with spreadsheets and financial systems, and the ability to analyse data and interpret, present or write complex financial reports to satisfy both internal and external demands.

Our ideal candidate must have in-depth experience of using IT based financial management systems and the use and development of complex spreadsheets and other file formats to produce financial and management information.

We do ask that you are in possession of a Qualified accountant (CCAB) - i.e. CIMA, ICA, ACCA, CIPFA – or part-qualified with extensive experience and able to demonstrate continuing professional development.

So, if you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to lead, enthuse, motivate, inform and develop people both reporting directly to the post holder and those in other departments; then we look forward to receiving your application.

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