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City of York Council
York, North Yorkshire
Grade 10 Level 1- 4 £36,476 to £41,830 per annum + benefits
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Local government, Unitary councils
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The City of York Council is looking for an experienced finance professional to join our Service Accountancy Teams to play a pivotal role in delivering key financial information to the Council’s decision makers and stakeholders.

York is an exciting place to live and work with the council overseeing the delivery of significant infrastructure projects such as York Central, upgrades to the Outer Ring Road and improvements to the Station. In care services we are working with Health colleagues to introduce new strategic alliances and to deliver the Health and Social Care Bill.

As a Unitary Authority we provide all council services to residents, businesses and visitors which means the role can be varied.

We are looking for motivated individuals who will enjoy working with service managers to ensure these services are of the highest quality and delivered within the financial framework.

You will be working with budget holders who will expect a flexible and supportive approach in a devolved financial management environment.

Key skills and experience required;

To be suitable for this role you will need to be a qualified accountant who is able to establish positive and influential working relationships with colleagues across the Council.

You will be experienced in budget setting and monitoring, preparation of accounts, financial modelling, options appraisal and the methods of providing the financial information needed to enable service managers to make informed decisions. 

Detailed knowledge of Local Government Accounting regulations is desirable but we are happy to provide training and support where necessary.


The post is classed as a “Hybrid Worker” making the role attractive not only to local candidates but also those who may live outside of the average commuting distance as you will be expected to work flexibly from home as well as at our award winning offices in central York.


The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health & Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning & Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Patrick Looker, Finance Manager,  



Along with our partners, we serve over 200,000 residents in and around York. Local communities depend on the statutory services we deliver and we take pride in keeping York clean, safe, productive and resilient.

A strong council can also be an empowering force - transforming lives, communities and generations. We have a reputation for delivering high quality services, however, we're not complacent and with true Yorkshire resilience, we constantly strive for further improvement. Our current successes provide a great foundation for shaping exciting, innovative approaches and opportunities. We also deliver lots of important but little-known services which make a big difference to those who need them.

Working for us is more than just a job. A career in Local Government provides unique opportunities to make a real difference to our communities, with a diversity of roles which can't be matched elsewhere.

Take a look at our vacancies to see what part you could play in the future of our great city.

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West Offices
Station Rise
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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