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Senior Accountant

Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Salary: £37,890 to £41,881 per annum
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Senior Accountant

Business & Corporate Services

Finance, Audit

Rochdale Council

Job ref:     RO-54417                                  

Location:  Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU                       

Salary: £37,890 to £41,881 per annum - Grade: 9                                          

Following a restructure of the Finance Service, a number of exciting opportunities are available.  The Finance Service at Rochdale has a strong background and wishes to grow in its knowledge and improvements especially in areas of automation and best practice.  These aspects have been recognised with the service being shortlisted by Public Finance as a finalist for Finance Team of the Year (Council) 2021.

This post is for a Senior Accountant with the Corporate Finance Team at Grade 9.

The postholder will be responsible for managing a small team which provide financial information to assist the preparation of the annual budget and Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) and understanding technical updates for Final Accounts and funding announcements.  You will have the opportunity to work with Senior Officers and Members within the Council and offer support to officers working with partner organisations.  The role will reports into the Finance Manager – Corporate and supports the Deputy Chief Finance Officer with monitoring of relevant Government and grant returns, preparation of budget setting modelling and reports and interpretation of technical funding updates.  This post will also be involved with the ongoing improvements of the Finance Service and take a lead in key work streams within this programme.

The successful candidate will preferably have managerial experience within a Local Authority or similar organisation, have strong technical, organisational, report writing and communication skills and be familiar with collaborative working. 

Preferably candidates will be qualified under one of the recognised CCAB professional accountancy bodies but this role is also open for the opportunity for part qualified candidates to learn and complete their studies in role gaining experience at the heart of the Finance Team.

For any further details about the role please contact Sam Smith on 01706 924198 or


In accordance with Section 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 this post requires the ability to converse at ease with the members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English.

Graduated Mandatory Unpaid Leave is applicable for this post, there will be a pay deduction from salary each month equating to 4 days per year.  This will be pro rata for part time/part year employees.

Casual User Car Allowance is payable

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The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects staff to share this commitment.

Rochdale Borough Council is a great place to work. Please click here for information on Number One Riverside and the borough of Rochdale.

At Rochdale Borough Council we are committed to our Values and Behaviours.

·         Proud of the difference we make

·         Passionate about the diversities of the Borough

·         Pioneering and Open in our Approach

This organisation has signed up to the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment.  This means we will recognise your continuous or ‘unbroken’ service in any Greater Manchester local authority or NHS organisation, Transport for Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service or Greater Manchester Combined Authority; giving you access to our service-related benefits.

Closing Date:     5th December 2021  

Interview Date: 14th December 2021

Interview Type: to be confirmed


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