North Somerset Council is an exciting and rewarding place to work. Our services matter to people and they are at the heart of the local community. We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to join North Somerset Council as a Service Accountant supporting the Place Directorate.
About the role
The Place Directorate includes a diverse and broad range of services, our core services delivered to our residents of North Somerset include Waste & Recycling, Highways & Parking, Parks and Open Spaces, Leisure & Community Services and Transport. Alongside our core operational services, there are lots of upcoming projects happening on the events side and many other interesting placemaking initiatives. Therefore, it is a very exciting time to join the Place Finance Team, we are looking for an enthusiastic Service Accountant who would like to get involved.
The successful candidate will be able to work from home but may be required to work in the office on an irregular basis so will need to be within a commuting distance.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing a range of financial monitoring, support and advice. They should be equally comfortable with carrying out detailed analysis as they are working in partnership with front line service managers to understand cost drivers and business needs and processes.
Other key skills that will be necessary for success are the ability to adapt to changing environments and to continually seek more efficient ways of working. Applicants should also be able to demonstrate excellent presentation and communications skills and an aptitude to positively embrace and influence change.
Whilst there is a requirement to possess a recognised accountancy qualification, we will consider applicants with extensive experience who have already completed part of their qualification.
The starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications.
We invite applications from candidates who are passionate about the services they support, keen to understand the business models that underpin services and are able to build effective relationships. In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, dedicated career pathways, variety of experience and learning opportunities and a rewarding environment.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Deborah Booth, Principal Accountant (Place) on 01275 888254, or Jo Jones, Finance Business Partner (Place) on 01275 888567
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/jobs-training/council-jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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