Financial Accountant

Location
Portishead, Bristol
Salary
£40,876 - £43,857
Posted
19 Feb 2021
Closes
26 Feb 2021
Sector
Public sector
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time

Based at: Police & Fire Headquarters, Portishead BS20 8JJ
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Hay 4 (£40,876 - £43,857)
Closing date: 12 midday on Friday 26 February 2021

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant to join Avon Fire & Rescue Service’s Finance Department, working within one of the four emergency services. This role is a new role for Avon Fire & Rescue Service which has been created to support a Finance Improvement Programme which has been recently implemented, supporting a time of transformation across the organisation.


The Financial Accountant will be responsible for formulating the Service Treasury Management Strategy, working with Service Managers and Directors to develop a robust rolling capital programme and leading on the Annual Accounts process, including the development and shaping of appropriate financial controls.


You will also be required to deputise for the Head of Finance and, in their absence, manage the Finance Department, including all elements of managing and developing staff.


The successful candidate must hold a full CCAB accountancy qualification and have proven technical competency with considerable financial accounting experience (at least 3 years) within a large organisation.


You will have a proven ability to formulate medium to long term Capital Strategies, showing experience of working with managers to plan, monitor and deliver balanced Capital budgets. You will have well-developed analytical and problem solving skills and be able to communicate and influence effectively with a range of audiences.

Please note - as this post is based at our new Headquarters which we share with Avon & Somerset Police, the successful applicant will be required to undergo a security clearance check.

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website via the apply button below. 

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