Group Accountant - Business Services
Department of Corporate Resources
Finance and Procurement
Group Accountant-Business Services
PO5 / PO6: £42,614 to £47,665 pa
37 hours per week (Flexi Scheme Operational)
Based at Britannia House, Bradford (The Council also operates working from home and hybrid working)
The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.
The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate. Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.
Bradford is currently on a journey of change delivering the ambitious outcomes of our Council Plan and we have also been recently awarded City of Culture status for 2025. To support us, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated Group Accountant who will play an important role in ensuring we remain a well-run Council, using all our resources wisely to deliver its priorities.
As a part of our Group Accountant cohort you will assist finance in exercising its control and support function whilst being responsible for the provision of a management accounting service to the functions they support.
The roles we are seeking to recruit to will require strong budgeting, monitoring and communication skills. This post provides a full range of financial support to service departments, to ensure the delivery of accurate financial information which meets managers needs and that facilitates the operation of the Council’s financial cycle and links with the Council’s performance management systems.
It is essential that you have at least 5 years’ experience working in a financial environment, at a senior level, in a complex organisation. Prior experience of either staff supervision or management is a requirement of this position. Although being CCAB qualified (or equivalent), is not an essential requirement of the post you would need to have as a minimum an AAT qualification or equivalent, along with a strong track record of success in managing relationships, demonstrating resilience and providing excellent financial advice. Local Government experience, whilst preferential, is not essential for this role.
The Council provides generous annual leave entitlement, access to the defined benefit Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, on demand access to online learning and external training as required, as well as many health and wellbeing benefits.
For more information and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below.
Closing Date: ONGOING