DBR03738 Local Government Accountant

Local Government, Public Sector

We are looking for an Experience Local Government Accountant- to work within the Management Accounting Team which is responsible for the preparation and regular budget monitoring of the General Fund budgets, including the annual Council Tax setting process:
To support the corporate transformation plan in particular, accounting and monitoring efficiency targets as well as providing innovative professional accountancy support to a range of front-line and support services:
Qualification – Essential

GCSE’s, Grades A-C or equivalent to include Maths and English
AAT qualified (or higher) with three years local authority experience
Advanced – Microsoft; accounting database, – Excel, Outlook & social Media
Essential – Skills, Abilities & Experience
Abele to demonstrate recent experience of working in accountancy at a local authority
Can describe the extensive expertise of budget monitoring work
Strong knowledge of budget setting in a local authority environment
Relevant experience of local government finance and general local government procedures
Experience of liaison with budget managers and senior staff
Experience in producing written reports on complex issues tailored to the needs of different audiences
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with a flexible and thorough approach
Ability to take the initiative and think creatively and flexibly to resolve complex problems
Ability to work under pressure and achieve pre-determined deadlines including responding quickly to new actions with tight deadlines
Advanced IT skills including strong technical experience of financial management systems and desktop analytical tools
Proven experience of assessing dilemma logically and laterally and deal with it accordingly, including knowing when to refer the problem to more senior management
Ability to train others effectively on the use of the financial systems and the application of financial procedures
Candidates with the required skills set with be shortlisted
Diamond Blaque is an equal opportunities employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy
Ref: DBR03738
Job Title: Senior Accountant
Salary: £14.28 per hour – Inside IR35
Location: Essex
Hours: 36.25 hours per week
Duration: Minimum six months – TBC after that

To apply for this job email your details to info@diamondblaquee.com.