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Group Accountant x 2

Hartlepool Borough Council
Hartlepool, Durham
Band 13 £39,571 - £43,570 pa
Closing date
24 Jul 2022
101409 & 102147

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Two exciting opportunities have arisen within the Corporate Finance Team for qualified accountants.

The first post (ref. 101409) will work alongside our existing team of Finance Officers and be responsible for providing our Children & Joint Commissioning (including Public Health) and Adult & Community Based Departments with a range of financial support - including providing financial guidance and support to service departments, assisting budget holders in understanding and managing their budget position, the preparation of annual and multi-year revenue and capital estimates, the monitoring of revenue and capital budgets, grants and other special funding and financial evaluation of new projects and policies such as the new adult social care funding reforms.

You will also be responsible for managing and developing a small team of finance staff involved in a range of duties including payment of fostering allowances, residential care homes and Direct Payments.

The second post (ref. 102147) will be responsible for managing the financial relationship between the Council and Cleveland Fire Authority, providing support with strategic budget setting and Council Tax setting and be responsible for the production of the annual statutory accounts. In addition, the post holder will also be responsible for managing the cash book team and coordination of statutory returns including the RO and RA Forms.

This post will advise and coordinate on the implementation of new reporting requirements affecting the statutory accounts.

The Council is also currently trialling a Hybrid working model which means there will be opportunities to work from home.

Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that. In return we can offer a range of benefits including 28 days paid holiday per year (rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service) in addition to Public Bank Holidays; flexible working arrangements, access to a Local Government Career Average Pension Scheme with employer contributions; a generous Occupational Sick Pay scheme; Occupational Maternity and Adoption schemes and access to discounts and savings on everyday purchases and days out.

For further information and an informal discussion for Post One (ref: 101409) please contact David Ward, Head of Finance – Child, Public Health and Adult Services on 01429 523902 and for Post Two (ref: 102147) please contact Sandra Shears, Head of Finance – Corporate & Schools on 01429 523492.

Closing date: 10th July 2022Interviews:

Week commencing 11th July 2022

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