Devon County Council - Head Accountant

£55,299 pro rata
03 Jul 2019
14 Jul 2019
Qualification Level
Fully qualified
Contract Type
Part time, Permanent

Permanent, part time, 18.5 hours per week

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 seeking a part-time role to join Devon Financial Services as a Head Accountant. Reporting directly to the Senior Assistant County Treasurer, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing strategic advice and ensure the provision of comprehensive financial services across a wide range of disparate services.

The post holder will also 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 to inform both operational and strategic planning. The post holder will lead a finance team of six that supports a diverse range of Service functions including Planning, Transportation and Environment, Economy, Enterprise and Skills, some experience in managing and supporting externally funded projects is desirable but not essential.

The role is suited to:

· An effective communicator with first class interpersonal skills

· Confident in dealing with senior management

· Excellent IT and analytical skills

· A sound understanding of accounting principles is essential

· The ability to organise and prioritise often conflicting workloads to achieve deadlines accurately and on time.

Devon County Council 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.

if you would like an informal discussion about the role and what it is like to work for us, please contact Angie Sinclair Deputy County Treasurer on 01392 380711.

For further details, please refer to our attached job description and person specification on our website and to apply, click the apply button below and search using REC/19/04961.

Closing date: 14/07/19

Interview date: 26/07/19

This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.