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Chief Accountant - Corporate Finance Business Partner

Norwich / Hybrid
£59,166 - £64,655 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Local government, Local council
Contract Type
Full Time

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Chief Accountant - Corporate Finance Business Partner 

About Us and The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced finance professional to step into this critical role within Norwich City Council’s Corporate Finance team. Working as Chief Accountant you will play a significant role in delivering a complex financial and technical accounting portfolio of work.

The ideal candidate will be professional, enthusiastic and will be a qualified accountant with at least three years’ post qualification experience in a similar role.  You will have experience of year-end accounts closure processes, preparing statutory statement of accounts and liaison with external audit.

The role will oversee providing outstanding strategic advice to the Head of Finance, the Director of Finance and Treasury Management Committee, on all aspects of the Council’s treasury management activity.

Managing a team of three direct reports, we are looking for someone who can maintain motivated and high performing teams with a commitment to excellence and continuous professional development.

With an ability to influence thinking, build strong relationships and work  collaboratively, you should be comfortable explaining complex financial information in an easy-to-understand manner to non-financial managers as well as working closely with a wide range of stakeholders and external partners.

The role will monitor and evaluate the Council’s balance sheet, ensuring key reconciliations are completed.  In addition, you will also oversee monitoring of the capital programme and fixed asset register along with providing expert advice on Tax and VAT.

If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Working for Norwich City Council – This is the difference you make

Norwich is a brilliant blend of the historic and modern, consistently ranking in the top ten UK cities for offering a great work-life balance. We are hugely proud of our reputation for arts and culture. Norwich City Council is a place where everyone feels valued, included, safe, supported, and welcome. The staff benefits we offer are: 

Generous leave entitlement in addition to public holidays, which includes December closure period over Christmas and New Year. 

Wider leave options – paid special leave for when times are difficult, maternity, paternity, parental and shared parental leave.

Health & wellbeing services – occupational health, employee assistance provider, mental health first aiders, occupational sick pay for when it’s needed. 

Local government pension scheme – open scheme for all colleagues with an employer contribution rate of 14.5% per month. 

Flexible and hybrid working – our focus is outcome delivery, and we are flexible about where and how this is best achieved. 

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 14th July 2024

Interview date: 25th July 2024

If this sounds like you and you want to know more about the role, working/living in Norwich then please contact our partner agency CIPFA-Penna,  Kelly Ridley on or call 07709 512415


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