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Group Accountant - Financial Accounting & Treasury

Bath & North East Somerset Council
Civic Centre, Keynsham
£39,880 - £42,821 per annum
Closing date
17 Jan 2022

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Local council
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you driven by results? Can you combine incisive analysis of information and regulations with provision of guidance to colleagues? If you’re a finance professional looking for a fresh challenge, why not become our next Financial Accounting & Treasury Management Group Accountant?

This key role, providing strategic and professional finance support will give you the chance to develop and manage all aspects of treasury management and group financial reporting and some of the control accounting across the Council.

Directly responsible to the Corporate Finance Manager, you’ll play a key role in the production of the Council’s statutory accounts, including leading on the production of Group Accounts by consolidating the Council’s financial statements with those of its wholly owned companies.

You will also manage a small team of Assistant Corporate Accountants who carry out treasury management, bank reconciliation and control accounting across the Council’s ledger and financial feeder systems.

We are looking for a finance professional, ideally with experience of working in a local authority or similar complex organisation. You should be comfortable analysing a multi-dimensional financial picture alongside the latest market conditions, without compromising your keen eye for detail.

You’ll proactively anticipate, research, interpret and analyse current and proposed financial regulations, determining their effect on the Council and its reporting requirements.

You will have advanced Excel skills and have experience of financial modelling. You will also have excellent communication skills and enjoy working in a team but will also be comfortable working on your own to meet tight deadlines.

Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.

Interested to find out more?

If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Jamie Whittard on 01225 477213.

To apply, please visit our website at

Closing date: 17 January 2022.

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