Swale Borough Council, Temporary Accountant

Sittingbourne, Kent
Grade 6 £26,827 - £30,178
30 Nov 2018
07 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Contract, Part time, Temporary

A rare opportunity has arisen for a hardworking, proactive and customer focused individual to join the Council’s high performing Finance team.  This is a temporary part time contract working 20 hours per week.

The role of this post will be to assist in providing financial support and advice on the Council’s final accounts to produce the Annual Statement of Accounts and on the budget.  It will also include treasury management administration responsibilities, although the day-to-day investment of the Council’s surplus cash is not part of this role.

The ideal candidate will have a CCAB accounting qualification, although candidates who are currently studying for an accountancy qualification will also be considered.  They will have a minimum of two years appropriate experience for this post, including the use of computerised financial systems and be educated to a minimum of five GCSE’s grade A-C or equivalent.  The successful candidate will have strong numeracy and accuracy skills, good customer care and general computer skills, with the ability to use spreadsheets to their full effectiveness. 

To succeed in the role, you will need the ability to act on your own initiative, work under pressure and be accurate in analysing and recording transactions.  You should also be a solid team player with the ability to prioritise to meet tight deadlines and have good communication skills. 

The Council considers this to be a customer-focused role and the ability to converse at ease with customers adapting communication style to suit differing audiences and provide advice in accurate spoken English is fundamental to the role.

Swale Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Phil Wilson, Financial Services Manager on 01795 417531.

To apply for the position please click the 'Apply' button and complete our online application process on our site. 

Closing Date: 7th December 2018