Devon County Council, Senior Accountant

Exeter, Devon
​£36,876 - £40,760
08 Aug 2019
26 Sep 2019
Professional Membership
Contract Type
Full time, Permanent

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 the Coroners and Registration Services, to Legal, Democratic, HR and Treasurers Services.

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.

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

For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Beynon on 01392 383000. To view the full person specification and job description or apply for the role, please click the apply button to be redirected to our website and search using reference: REC/19/05423.

Closing date: 26/08/19.

Interview date: 4/09/19 or 5/09/19.

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