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Financial Accountant

Ivy Rock Partners
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
£47,420 to £49,498 + benefits
Closing date
26 May 2024

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Local government, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This is an opportunity to have a role within a finance team with huge variety, working across a number of different areas of finance at a council with some unbelievable projects coming up. For instance, the exciting SG1 project is a new development to include thousands of new homes, a 39,000 sq. retail and commercial space as well as large swaths of pedestrian and landscape areas.

Notwithstanding the town is home to three international, sector-leading organisations in Airbus, MBDA and GSK. Don’t be surprised when you see on the news that Mars rovers, space satellites and more are designed and built there!

We are looking for an ambitious professional to provide support to the Head of Technical Accounting. The main responsibilities of the post holder will be to:

  • Provision of accounting and technical service for the Statement of Accounts of the Council and council owned / part owned companies.
  • Monitor and control in-year reconciliations prepared by the Reconciliation Team
  • Conduct balance sheet reviews.
  • Provide financial analysis of suppliers and customers in relation to contracts / tenders and credit facilities.
  • Compile and publish financial transparency data.
  • Co-ordinate the maintenance of the council’s monthly cashflow forecast, forecast interest, and borrowing costs for quarterly monitoring reports.
  • Responsibility for completing statutory returns.

In addition to a competitive salary the Borough offers an amazing flexible working scheme, a pension of 12.5.% among many other benefits.

In return you will either be a fully qualified accountant or qualified by experience / Graduate with a Degree in a Finance and post graduate experience. Whilst it is preferred that you come from a local government background, public sector experience isn’t essential.

There is a very supportive and nurturing environment however due to the size of the team and demands of the role it is vital that you are able to work independently and take a proactive approach.

For a confidential discussion please contact Will Thomson 07392 653 878.







Ivy Rock Partners is a values-driven recruitment agency dedicated to the not for profit and public sector client base; and has been set up with the sole purpose of delivering exceptional service to clients and never losing sight of integrity.

Ivy Rock Partners provide search and recruitment support to not-for-profit and public sector clients wanting only the very best service.

How we can help:

We work with organisations that fall into the not-for-profit and public sectors, ranging across: arts, charities, education, central government, local government, housing and the NHS.

With a particular focus on finance, we recruit roles across all corporate services, ranging from mid-senior to executive search.

If you are looking for your next role and want to explore the areas we specialise in, our approach would be to put together a bespoke plan to ensure you are being considered for the best possible roles.  

At Ivy Rock Partners, our role goes beyond that of simply sending you job descriptions and arranging your interviews – we can make introductions to those in our network to better your understanding of the sector/choices you have; provide interview training; offer expert insights; invites to specific networking events; provide cv advice and help with applications at every stage. We want to find ways to help and put you in the very best position to get the right role.

Company info
07909 030 965
25 Buckingham Palace Road

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