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Assistant Business Accountant

Employer: Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

  • Reference: REQ000279
  • Published on: Tue 16/05/2017 13:50 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/05/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £22,596- £26,853
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

Are you looking for a new career opportunity in a fast developing, forward thinking, ambitious, and commercially focussed organisation?


Demonstrating that you are an innovative, supportive, positive and flexible person, you will be able to contribute towards our financial self sufficiency by 2020 and our 5 year plan.


Our recently renovated office environment, agile working options and technology are fundamental in supporting you to be most at your most creative, and productive.


We are seeking a positive, flexible, proactive individual to work in our innovative, forward thinking Accountancy Team, within the Finance Unit at Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.


As someone who has significant relevant accountancy experience, or an appropriate part qualified accountancy qualification, the successful candidate will support the Principal Accountant and the Accountancy Team in the preparation of financial statements, budgeting, accounting systems maintenance, development projects, key reconciliations and routine processing.


As well as demonstrating your positive, flexible, and proactive approach, you will also be supportive and innovative, bringing creative flair to the development and improvement of financial processes and the delivery of accountancy services for the Council. In addition, you will be expected to work accurately and methodically under pressure, with minimum supervision.


You will need to have a broad understanding of the key financial processes required in a complex organisation. The ideal candidate will have developed ICT skills and will be committed to the progression of these skills. Specific experience of supporting users, and controlling/developing systems would be an advantage.


In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.


We will provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including annual ‘Better’ leisure centre membership, local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and childcare vouchers.


For an informal discussion about the role, please call Recruiting Manager Helen Stocker Principal Accountant 01737 276568.


We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.

Closing date: 31 May 2017
Interview date:14 June 2017

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