Chief Accountant - Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils

Client: Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils

Location: Bromsgrove

Salary: £41,285 - £44,295

Closing date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021 23:30

Chief Accountant
Bromsgrove District & Redditch Borough Councils – Shared Services
£41,285 - £44,295

Transforming finance. Making a difference.

At Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils, we’re transforming our finances as part of an ambitious improvement and change programme. As our Chief Accountant in this exciting period of change, you’ll play a key role, that will make a huge difference to local communities.

Your role

Working closely with the Financial Services Manager, you’ll oversee the work of our business support and technical accounts teams to instil high levels of trust and confidence in the councils’ finances. This includes leading the production of statements of accounts for both councils and making them available to the public. You’ll also manage their balance sheets, co-ordinate revenue and capital budgets, maintain their fixed asset register, oversee the shared treasury management service and approve the borrowing and lending of council funds.

What you’ll need

You’ll have experience in producing statements of accounts for a local authority, managing and monitoring budgets and working in a complex financial environment. With thorough knowledge of accounting principles, you’ll have the presence to take ownership of major projects and build trust across all levels of the councils. You’ll be an articulate communicator, with the presence to liaise with external auditors and develop strong working relationships up to senior levels cross both councils. As an inspirational leader, you’ll also have the ability to motivate and develop your teams to deliver excellent service. We welcome applications from individuals who are either part or fully qualified accountants, and support packages are available for those studying towards their accountancy qualification.

About us

Bromsgrove District Council and Redditch Borough Council are going through an exciting period of change to deliver a transformation programme that will benefit everyone living and working in our two areas. Financial stability is at the heart of this and our shared financial services teams will play a vital role in making it happen. With easy access to England’s second city, Birmingham, as well as the beautiful Worcestershire countryside, Bromsgrove and Redditch are ideal places to live, work and build a rewarding career in.

Apply

To find out more about this exciting opportunity and apply please contact Eva Tomka at Penna – Eva.Tomka@penna.com or follow the link to apply