Job Title: Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: King's Lynn
Salary: Starting salary up to £41565 (dependant on qualification / experience)
Contact Name: Sophie Lever
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 08, 2021 05:56

Job Description


Starting salary up to £41565 (dependant on qualification / experience)


Based at King’s Court Council Office, King’s Lynn


As a fully qualified accountant, we need you to join our Financial Services team to provide support and assistance to the Group Accountant in providing full financial services for the Council as well as financial support and assistance to the Council’s wholly owned local authority companies.


Working with the Group Accountant you will take a lead role in the closure of accounts and production of financial statements for the Council and the Council’s wholly owned local authority companies and will be actively involved in supporting the external audit process for these.  You will also lead in the co-ordination and preparation of monitoring and financial reports.


You will hold the relevant CCAB accounting qualification with significant proven post qualification experience in public sector finance, ideally local government, with a working knowledge of CIPFA’s Code of Practice and other relevant accounting regulations.  You will also have experience of preparation and submission of statutory financial returns in relation to company accounts, including filing with Companies House.


With excellent communication skills, you will be able to provide financial advice at all levels including the ability to produce reports for Senior Managers and Elected Members/ Board Members.  You will also have experience of management staff.


If you are interested in joining our team, and do not yet have the full professional qualification, but are actively studying to complete it; or if you are qualified, but have less than 2 years’ experience, then your application will be welcomed as a Senior Accounting Technician with future progression to Accountant once all requirements are met.


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