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Lead Accountant

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.

RBWM

Up to £57,034 depending on experience

Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead , Berkshire

Permanent

Full Time

37 hours per week.

Yes

21/07/2019 at 23:59 PM

CP0113-1907

RBWM

Vacancy Description

We are seeking two enthusiastic individuals to undertake full time, qualified Lead Accountant roles in our Finance Team at RBWM. The roles will report to the Senior Accountancy Lead and be responsible for supporting services across the council.

The roles act as a link between the strategic and operational finance staff, ensuring ad-hoc requests are dealt with quickly and efficiently. They ensure the budget monitoring, budget setting, closure of service accounts and completion of statutory returns are as streamlined as possible. The post holders will work closely with senior staff and budget managers across the council to provide comprehensive accountancy support and accurate and reliable financial management advice.

In addition to providing support to services you will be responsible for a small team of staff. The role is also central to improving existing processes within the team, overseeing the preparation of statutory returns and providing high quality information to support the Council’s decision-making.

You will have excellent communication (written & verbal), analytical skills and the ability to balance attention to detail whilst being able to look at the wider picture. You will have significant management experience being able to support and develop your team members to be the best they can be.

You will ideally have experience of working in Finance in a Local Authority setting so be familiar with the annual financial cycle and issues affecting local government.

If you wish to discuss this position informally please contact Ruth Watkins, Senior Accountancy Lead, on 01628 683504 or email ruth.watkins@rbwm.gov.uk

Closing date: 21 July 2019

Interviews: 6 August 2019

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