Salary: F/G (scp 24-33) £28,672 - £36,922 per annum
Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service proudly serves Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland attending over 8,000 emergency incidents each year. Supporting our operational staff on the front line are a number of non-operational departments, which are key to the successful running of the Service.
Our Finance department is one of those departments and we have just undertaken a restructure, which has resulted in some exciting new roles becoming available. We are therefore looking for a highly motivated and talented Accountant to play a key role in our department. You will be joining at an exciting time where we are looking to drive improvement and make key changes to our accounting & finance processes.
About the role
You will gain exposure to all areas of accounting including but not limited to:
- Assisting in the preparation of our annual statutory accounts Representing finance on various projects Providing sound technical advice & support to senior managers Capital & Revenue budget monitoring Liaising with the external and internal auditors as required Supervising and motivating two members of staff
You will report directly to the Finance Manager and may occasionally be asked to deputise.
We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious individual who can drive forward new ideas, implement changes & help the fire service deliver its core objectives.
To be suitable for the role you need to be fully or Part-Qualified with the ability to demonstrate continuing professional development, strong technical expertise and the ability to interpret complex and evolving legislation.
Previous experience within a public sector setting is ideal but not essential.
We recognise and reward our staff
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, flexible working arrangements, generous leave entitlement plus public holidays, public sector pension (subject to pension scheme rules), on-site gym facilities, free onsite parking, access to an emergency services discount card and use of our occupational health unit. You will also be supported with further training as required.
We have an environment for everyone
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Furthermore, we want to create a work environment where everyone feels safe, can be themselves and can perform their roles to the best of their abilities. We have signed up with a number of nationally recognised organisations that promote equality, diversity and inclusion and we are working with them to help us achieve our objectives.
These organisations include:
- Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) Department of Works and Pension’s Disability Confident scheme British Sign Language Charter Asians in the Fire Service Association (AFSA Pension Considerations
You will automatically be enrolled into The Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), this is a tax approved, defined benefit occupational pension scheme. Your contributions are based on your earnings and you can choose from different income options when you retire.
Please note that it is your personal responsibility to check whether by applying/accepting this position it would result in any Annual Allowance or Lifetime Allowance implications. A breach in these Allowance thresholds could result in a Tax charge. Further information on these Allowances can be obtained from our Pensions team.
For more information please feel free to contact Manjora Bisla (Finance Manager) - Manjora.Bisla@leics-fire.gov.uk
Closing date: 4th August 2021
Interview and test date: week beginning 23rd August 2021
Note - Previous applicants need not apply