Join a progressive Finance Services team in a North West Local Authority. As a Senior Accountant, you'll play a pivotal role, collaborating with the Finance Manager to provide essential financial guidance, oversee budgeting, conduct monitoring, and offer challenge and assurance to a diverse set of stakeholders. Multiple opportunities are available across the service, supporting various directorates and corporate functions.
Play a central role in the Council's budget setting process.
Create comprehensive monthly budget monitoring reports and senior management packs.
Collaborate closely with budget holders to address a range of financial matters.
Assist Finance Managers in diverse activities, including projects and statutory returns.
Contribute to the smooth running of the accounts closure process.
The ideal candidate for this role will:
Hold a CCAB or CIMA qualification, or bring extensive experience at the Senior Accountant or equivalent level.
Demonstrate a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, capable of engaging with a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
Have the ability to constructively challenge both finance and service personnel regarding financial and performance matters.
Exhibit strong leadership qualities, driving positive change.
Be self-motivated and proactive, with the capacity to work independently, prioritize effectively, and meet deadlines under pressure and amidst rapidly changing circumstances.