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Accountant

Employer
Peak District National Park Authority
Location
Aldern House, Baslow Rd, Bakewell DE45 1AE, UK
Salary
£38,223 up to £43,421 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Aldern House, Baslow Rd, Bakewell DE45 1AE, UK
From £38,223 up to £43,421 per annum

The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a full time qualified Accountant to join our small finance team in Bakewell to support the running of our financial and accounting processes and ensure that the Authority continues to comply with financial regulations and professional standards of financial activity.

About You

We’re looking for a highly motivated person to support the Finance Manager and the finance service; you will be CCAB qualified (or part qualified with a commitment to attain a full qualification), and provide an efficient, effective and dynamic finance management service to the Authority including improving financial understanding across the park.

You will be a key member of the team with good technical accountancy skills working on budgets, budget monitoring and contributing to the year-end  processes. You will also be responsible for the maintenance of the fixed asset register as well as the capital accounting and notes for the Statement of Accounts.

The Authority implemented a new finance system in October and is introducing a new asset management system before March so you will have the opportunity to gain an understanding of financial systems.

You will need to be an excellent communicator with good interpersonal skills and the ability to translate complex financial data and accounting requirements to non-finance budget holders and managers. You will need experience of meeting deadlines, working with systems, and using complex spreadsheets as well as experience of year end and budget processes.

About Us

The Peak District National Park was the first of Britain’s 15 national parks and is still enjoyed by millions, looking for both adventure and a breathing space to escape. It is also the most accessible due its proximity to four major cities of the UK and its 38,000 residents. We recognise the importance of our national park and our job is to speak up and care for the Peak District National Park for all to enjoy forever.

Further Information

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Justine Wells by phone or email. No agencies at this time, please.

Provisional interview date: 18 December 2023

Benefits

We offer a range of staff benefits including flexi-time, a great pension with employer contribution of 19.57%, 26-31 days holiday plus Bank Holidays and free parking at most of our offices. Please look at our Total Reward Brochure to see what we offer.

Our Values

- Care – We care for the Peak District National Park, the people we work with and all those we serve. It’s at the heart of everything we do.
- Enjoy – We take pride in what we do and feel good about our contribution.
- Pioneer – We were born of pioneers. We will continue to explore opportunities to inspire future generations.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Peak District National Park Authority is committed to equal opportunities. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

We are a Disability Confident employer and guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role.

If you are unable to apply online and require a Word version of the application form, please contact us.

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