Senior Accountant

Shepton Mallet
42000.00 GBP Annual
16 Apr 2018
26 Apr 2018
Job role
Contract type
Full time

Becoming a Senior Accountant with Capita Local Government:

This is an interesting and varied technical financial accounting role, leading a small team and reporting to the financial accounting manager. The role will work with a variety of different stakeholders including Heads of Service, Budget Holders and other senior personnel.

What you will do:

  • To produce the Statement of Accounts and related returns for the authorities that the postholder has responsibility for. To manage the relationship with the external auditors ensuring good communication and planning is delivered at all times.
  • To ensure all accounting practices are adhered to and changes to the Code of Practice and accounting standards are implemented and embedded.
  • To lead on the consolidation and collation of the Capital Programme and the financing of the capital programme, supporting the business in the process and ensuring the correct accounting through to assets.
  • To lead on the consolidation and collation of the Capital Programme and the financing of the capital programme, supporting the business in the process and ensuring the correct accounting through to assets.
  • To contribute to ensuring the service is delivered in line with relevant contractual performance indicators and commitments
  • To provide technical advice on accounting treatments in relation to any financial transactions and projects the Council plans or has under development including collection fund and pension fund accounting
  • To support the development of the Authority's finance system, improve its performance and drive efficiencies and improvements to support the users of the system in both the finance team and the Council.
  • To lead and ensure the effective management of staff, including functions such as recruitment, training, professional development, appraisals, regular one to one and team meetings, management of attendance and general performance, capability and competency management.

Your experience will include:

  • Qualified CCAB accountant or qualified by relevant experience
  • Accounting and budgetary experience, sound knowledge of local government finance framework, accounting principles and standards, statutory requirements and relevant codes of practice.
  • Experience of developing productive, meaningful, trusted and positive senior stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience of working on own initiative with limited supervision or direction.
  • Extensive knowledge of financial IT systems and demonstrable proficiency in Excel.
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, understand and disseminate complex and detailed technical and professional issues in an easy to understand way
  • Commitment to maintain professional and ethical standards.

About Capita Local Government

For over 25 years, Capita has been the UK's leading provider of services to local government. We help councils to improve efficiency, provide better services and become more commercially sustainable. This works through a variety of frameworks, service agreements, commercial partnerships, shared services and joint venture companies. We cover all local government operations – from customer management, HR and property development to back office processing, administration and IT. Join us and you'll be part of a team providing a full range of back office, middle office and customer facing services.

What's in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration – with colleagues, customers and clients – is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

You'll be joining a network of some of the most experienced, innovative and dedicated people in the country – the opportunities to learn new skills, develop in your career and grow and as we grow are almost endless. Our mission is to help you realise your potential – whatever that means to you.

What we hope you will do next

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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership.

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