Devon County Council, Senior Accountant

Devon County Council
£36,153 - £39,961 per annum (inflationary increase pending)
22 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

Senior Accountant
Salary £36,153 - £39,961 per annum (inflationary increase pending)

Are you an ambitious and exciting Finance Professional seeking a new opportunity?

Devon County Council is based in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, whether you like the sea, the countryside or the city, Devon is the place for you. We have a modern and vibrant workplace with flexible working opportunities. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and enthusiastic finance professional to join our Corporate Finance Team as a Senior Accountant. Reporting directly to the Head Accountant, the successful candidate will lead a small well-established team in providing a financial management service to budget holders, senior managers and elected members. The role is pivotal in ensuring systems and operations are in place for accurate financial reporting, forecasting, budget planning and modelling. The post holder will support a diverse range of corporate service functions ranging from IT commissioning and project support, admin support, facilities management, and building maintenance, to PFI schools and the county farms estate.

The role is suited to an effective communicator with first class interpersonal skills who is confident in dealing with senior management.  Excellent IT and analytical skills with a sound understanding of accounting principles is essential, as is the ability to organise and prioritise often conflicting workloads to achieve deadlines accurately and on time.

Devon is an ACCA approved employer, CIMA premier partner and a CIPFA platinum accredited employer. We will support your professional studies and continuing professional development within a challenging but supportive environment.

For further details, please refer to our attached job description and person specification, or, if you would like an informal discussion about the role and what it is like to work for us, please contact Lisa Beynon, Head Accountant on 01392 383000.

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Closing Date: Friday 17th March
Interview Date:
Friday 29th March