Due to an internal move we are looking to recruit an Accountant to join our team supporting the Place and Resources directorate, reporting to the Finance Manager.
This is a demanding role for an ambitious, self-motivated individual who can demonstrate an aptitude for working on their own initiative, within a team, under pressure and to strict deadlines.
The post will be involved in budget setting, budgetary control, closedown of the service accounts at the financial year end and the financial administration duties in respect of a service area. This involves providing financial advice and information which assists managers in the delivery of their services.
The successful applicant must be numerate and computer literate, including the use of Excel spreadsheets, with a wide knowledge and experience of accountancy and the ability to give advice to non-finance staff. Applicants should be undertaking AAT Level 4 or already a qualified Accounting Technician (or equivalent, or qualified by experience) with 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment. Further training opportunities are available to the successful applicant.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days, depending on how long you’ve worked for us and the grade of your job.
We are ideally looking to offer the successful candidate the full number of hours advertised above. We may however consider offering less hours than advertised providing they meet the requirements of the role and service which will be determined by the recruiting manager.
For an informal discussion please contact Rhona Bellis, Finance Manager on 01635 519365.
Interviews will take place on 18th and 19th of December.