An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, competent individual to join the Corporate Finance Team. This is an interesting and demanding role which is open to part qualified applicants. Significant Public Sector experience in an accountancy environment and the ability to demonstrate a strong level of practical technical accounting expertise are essential. The Financial Accountant will play a pivotal role in the closing of the Authority’s accounts and in the production of key accounting statements.
Reporting to the Head of Accountancy, you will assist in the provision of an efficient and effective accounting service, in particular you will be responsible for closedown related work, revenue budget monitoring and setting, and providing pension data.
DFRS is keen to enhance its already substantial partnership and collaborative working, with, for example, Derbyshire Constabulary, East Midlands Ambulance Service, billing authorities and other Fire and Rescue Services. You will be involved with the costing of collaborative projects to inform strategic decision making.
You will will have excellent communication skills, being able to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders, and non-financial managers, and enjoy working as part of a small team as well as on your own initiative.
You will be required to study for CIPFA or another appropriate qualification if not already held. Study support will be considered at time of offer.
The normal working week is 37 hours however you may occasionally need to work beyond normal office hours. Applications for job share at 18.5 hours per role are also welcome In return we offer flexible working hours, family friendly policies, free car parking and eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme. There may be a requirement for some travel for which a pool car will be provided.
We are committed to equality and fairness at work. Applications are encouraged from all diverse communities.
Police security vetting procedures at the appropriate level will be requested for the successful applicant. Please note that, due to the nature of security checks undertaken, applicants must have 3 years continuous residency in the UK up to the date of the application and Home Office approval for indefinite leave to remain within the UK.
To apply please visit www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/current-vacancies
The closing date for completed applications is midnight on 19 March 2020. It is anticipated that interviews will be held week commencing 30 March 2020.
If you have a disability and need assistance completing the application form, please contact the Service Centre on 01773 305441.