Assistant Accountant (Revenue and Capital)
  • Employer: Surrey Heath Borough Council
  • Reference: FCS/22/178329
  • Published: Tue 11/01/2022, 9:40 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/01/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £29,657 - £33,976 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Surrey Heath House, Camberley, Surrey

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Assistant Accountant (Revenue and Capital)

Grade                               SH05

We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible team player to join our Finance team in delivering the accountancy functions to a professional and exceptional standard with Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Your main role will be working with the Chief Accountant to provide a comprehensive professional accountancy and general financial advisory service to budget holders in respect of the activities carried out within service areas. You will monitor services budgets and business plans and report as appropriate. You will assist in managing and developing the Council’s financial system to ensure that maximum benefit from it is obtained for services users and efficiencies realised.

You will hold a minimum level 3 AAT or equivalent accountancy qualification and have experience in a finance role, preferably as  Part Qualified Accountant within a Local Authority or similar organisation. Ideally have experience of using crystal reports. You will also have a good understanding of Capital Accounting and Treasury Management, with  experience of monitoring large budgets, and working within financial regulations.

You must be a confident communicator, with the ability to work independently. Prioritising and working under pressure to meet all deadlines. Have the ability to problem solve, make decisions independently and create clear and concise reports, reviews and statistical analysis which contribute towards service objectives.  

A generous benefits package includes; a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave, Local Government Pension Scheme; free parking and flexible hours.

For an informal discussion, please contact Adrian Flynn, Chief Accountant on 01276 707181, or email

Closing date:         Midday 31st January 2022

Interview date:       7th February 2022

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.


Please note:

All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.


For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. To reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. If you choose to submit your CV with your application form we request that you remove all your personal details before uploading your CV. This will ensure that Managers cannot see your personal details when completing their shortlist.  If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.


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