The council are looking for a fully qualified accountant with significant experience of working at a senior level in local government. The post is responsible for a service area within the Community Services directorate and provides a comprehensive finance support service to the Service Directors and budget holders.
The main duties of the role include:
- The delivery of a comprehensive finance service, with particular focus on providing advice and analysis for all aspects of revenue and capital monitoring, including contributing to the development of business cases
- Undertake robust variance analysis providing evidence to support this and to support the service area in identifying opportunities, trends, efficiencies, and good practice that will mitigate against overspends.
- Significant experience of budget preparation and capital and revenue budget monitoring is essential, and must be proficient in the use of computerised financial systems
- Have excellent communication skills, be able to build effective relationships at all levels and to manage both your own and your team’s workload