Senior Accountant

Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2QY
£50,379 - £54,859 (Grade I) Depending on skills & experience
Closing date
4 Oct 2021

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Local government, District councils

Job Details

Folkestone & Hythe is an extraordinary place to live, work and visit. Situated on Kent’s south east coast, the district is both rural and coastal in character. With an established arts and cultural hub and unrivalled regeneration, including the Garden Town Otterpool Park, the area is well connected, with London just under an hour away via the High Speed rail link and access to mainland Europe via the Channel Tunnel.

While our modern offices are in the heart of Folkestone, with easy access to transport links, local shops, entertainment facilities and the seafront, we have a flexible working culture and support and encourage remote working where possible. Recognised by Best Companies as an outstanding organisation to work for, we have a real focus on staff engagement, health & wellbeing, and development, and offer a benefits package that includes corporate membership and reward schemes, an Employee Assistance Programme and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Focused on supporting the development of the Medium Term Financial Strategy and on the Housing Revenue Account Business Planning, you will also co-ordinate financial input into a range of corporate projects and provide professional and technical advice to a variety of stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be part CCAB qualified with extensive experience of providing professional advice to senior managers and Members. You will need to be able to adopt a strategic perspective while overseeing operational delivery, have strong project management skills and the ability to undertake and analyse financial modelling. But above all else, if you’re able to build effective working relationships swiftly, be a team player but with ability to operate on your own initiative, and are excited by our large and challenging agenda, then we want to hear from you.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Charlotte Spendley, Director of Corporate Services on 01303 853420 or via

The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is 12:00PM on 4th October 2021.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided below. Please note that we do not accept CV's without a fully completed application form.

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