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Commercial and Technical Accountant
  • Employer: Hastings Borough Council
  • Reference: CSG/21/164640
  • Published: Mon 13/09/2021, 9:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 01/10/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £44,863 to £51,754 per annum dependent on experience
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hastings, East Sussex, East Sussex

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Commercial and Technical Accountant

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant to support the Chief Finance Officer in the provision of an up to date financial service. 

The successful candidate will be required to engage with, and support, service areas to help drive efficiencies and the future growth of the council. This is a key post supporting the Council’s commercial approach to income generation, as well as supporting the service in respect of financial planning, budgeting, a wide variety of projects and reviews to ensure future opportunities are maximised and risk is kept to a minimum.

This is a key new post for the Council as it moves into a more commercial environment. The postholder will required to undertake the necessary due diligence to ensure the Council is aware of the risks it faces in the near and longer term. The role will involve solving complex technical accounting issues while making large investment decisions.

The post provides the opportunity for an ambitious and professional Accountant to use their knowledge and experience to help a forward thinking Council continue the regeneration of the Borough. 

With world class coast, countryside, art galleries, an award winning restored historic pier, affordable house prices, good schools and outstanding community spirit Hastings is a great place to live and work. 

This is an exciting and rewarding time to be involved in the development of Hastings and to contribute towards the development and implementation of the Council’s Strategy.

If you wish to discuss the vacancy, please contact Kit Wheeler, Chief Accountant on 01424 451520.


Fixed term for 12 months 
Closing date: 1st October at midday
Anticipated Interview date:  Week commencing 11th October