Accountant

Employer
Hampshire County Council
Location
Winchester
Salary
£41,562 - £46,776 per annum
Closing date
31 Oct 2021
Reference
HCC254063

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Sector
Local government, County councils

Championing Financial Expertise

As a large organisation with a strong track record in financial management we’re looking for committed and purposeful individuals to join our high-performing Finance Team, where you'll feel supported and valued, with opportunities to develop and progress in your finance career.

Our Finance Team is pro-active and innovative and has a key role to play in enabling the County Council and its partners to achieve their service delivery objectives whilst also supporting effective decision making and the stewardship of resources.

As an Accountant you'll be leading a professional team delivering high quality financial advice and guidance, demonstrating a strong understanding of customer needs in applying your technical expertise and meeting professional standards. You'll promote a commercial focus in ensuring risks and issues are appropriately considered and reported as part of transformational work and service improvement projects, leading by example with your positive and collaborative approach to change. You'll do this while also ensuring the successful delivery of core budget monitoring, budget preparation and year end accounting tasks in accordance with financial regulations, with support from your senior colleagues.

You'll be working in a fast-paced professional environment, and therefore need to multi-task while maintaining high standards alongside supporting and developing your team. You'll need strong technical knowledge and the ability to communicate clearly and confidently, with good interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships. Strong IT skills, an understanding of the public sector and experience with financial systems would be an advantage.

Please note CVs will be used for context only. Invitations to interview will be based on how you meet
requirements of the role as set out in the application form.

What can we offer you?

Hampshire County Council is recognised nationally as one of the highest performing local authorities in the UK. A modern, forward-looking local authority, it offers a pleasant, supportive, and collaborative working environment. We offer a strong focus on employee wellbeing and development, providing support and training to grow personally and professionally.

We envisage most aspects of this role can be carried out remotely, complemented by regular office-based working to support business needs (currently a minimum of one day per week). Our offices are based in Winchester – a beautiful and historic city with excellent facilities and good travel links. Hampshire County Council is also a flexible employer interested in making the most of your skills and offers a great work life balance. We invest in you through our internal development programmes and training and offer a competitive salary and benefits package.

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Rob Sarfas, Corporate Accounting Manager via rob.sarfas@hants.gov.uk or on 0370 779 1556.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 31 October 2021.

Interview Date: w/c 15 November 2021.

County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection
process is inclusive and accessible.

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