Swale Borough Council
Contract: One Year Fixed Term Contract, 37 hours per week
Salary: Grade 7 £33,897 - £37,986
A rare opportunity has arisen for a hardworking, proactive and customer focused individual to join the Council’s high performing Finance team. This is a one year fixed term contract position working 37 hours per week.
The role of this post will be to assist in providing financial support and advice on the Council’s budget and final accounts and the completion of VAT statutory returns to ensure that the Council meets its statutory financial obligations.
The ideal candidate will have a CCAB accounting qualification, although candidates who are currently studying for a CCAB accountancy qualification will also be considered. Also they will have a minimum of two years appropriate experience for this post, including the use of computerised financial systems and be educated to a minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent. The successful candidate will have strong numeracy and accuracy skills, good customer care and general computer skills, with the ability to use spreadsheets to their full effectiveness. Knowledge of VAT and CIS would also be an advantage.
To succeed in the role, you will need the ability to act on your own initiative and work under pressure. You should also be a solid team player with the ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines. Good communication skills are essential as a key part of the role is to support and train Service Unit managers with their budgets and develop relationships with them to secure timely information flow and enhanced understanding. Financial support for the completion of a CCAB qualification may be offered to the successful candidate. Flexible working opportunities are available.
The Council considers that all roles should be able to communicate clearly and concisely.
This is a full time position on a fixed term contract for 12 months.
Swale Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employee and volunteers to share this commitment.
For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Phil Wilson, Head of Finance and Procurement on 01795 417531
To apply for the position please visit www.swale.gov.uk/jobs and complete the online application form.
Closing date: Sunday 29 May 2022.
Interview date: w/c 6 June 2022 .
Council Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, flexible working (including opportunities for home working and job share), employee benefits package and generous leave entitlement.