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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

About You:

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.