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Accountant

Employer
Luton Borough Council
Location
Luton, Bedfordshire
Salary
£32,234 - £34,728 a year
Closing date
26 Jul 2021

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Sector
Local government, Borough councils, Local council
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Job Details

To provide a professional and responsive finance support service to one or more Service Areas within the Chief Executive and Inclusive Economy Directorates.

Working closely with Service Based Colleagues, you will be heavily involved in monitoring and reporting of the Council’s Revenue Budget and Capital Programme, providing the necessary support to Cost Centre Managers but also objective review and, where necessary, challenge.   

You will contribute to the annual budget setting process and year-end closure of accounts (including assisting with External Auditor queries).

You will be a key part of a close knit and high performing Team and will be provided with the training and support necessary for this important Role 

About you

You will have a pleasant, helpful and responsive disposition along with good communication skills (both verbally and in writing)

We are looking for someone that has experience of using IT based financial management systems as you will prepare and process journal and virement adjustments on the Council’s Civica Financials System. 

You will have experience of analysing large amounts of financial data using spreadsheet packages and making use of the findings thereof.

You will possess high level of numerical reasoning skills

You will have, or be actively heading towards, a recognised professional Accounting Qualification (AAT or equivalent) to ensure awareness and understanding of key accountancy principles and practices

The successful candidate will need the ability to work on their own initiative and to work flexibly in order to meet service demands and fluctuations in workloads   

So if you’re a collaborative and experienced individual, you could help drive the Council’s vision by liaising with stakeholders, business partners, senior leaders and managers, in a challenging work environment, then we look forward to receiving your application.  For an informal discussion or further information please contact Roy Baker 01582 546083 roy.baker@luton.gov.uk

Closing Date: 26th July 2021

Vacancy ID: LBC02245

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