Contract Accountant (Local Government)

Job Title: Contract Accountant (Local Government)
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Blackburn, Lancashire
Salary: £27.00 - £32.00 per hour + enhanced benefits
Reference: 3915262_1614701394
Contact Name: Lucinda O'Neill
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 02, 2021 16:10

Job Description

Temporary ongoing contract, local government, qualified & varied experience, financial & management accounts. Exclusive Job

Your new company
This organisation is a council in the Lancashire Borough, and one whom like most, are facing challenges like never before, and as such are needing support within their finance team on a temporary basis.

Your new role
This job will support in a number of areas, tasks will be varied and will change often directed to you by the head of finance. Typical duties will include closing down month end and producing a statement of accounts, assist with the preparation of budgets and forecasts. You may also assist in the statutory accounts and any ad hoc projects and investments.

What you'll need to succeed
Ideally you will be qualified ACCA, CIMA, ACA, with some form of local government experience, but this isn't essential providing you have solid month end closing experience. Given this is a supporting role, in an ever changing environment, you must be able to work with initiative with the ability to follow instruction with ease. Adaptable to new systems is vital, so evidence of this must be shown if you don't have the relevant government experience, with excel being second nature to you able to manipulate large volumes of data.

What you'll get in return
The hourly rate will be PAYE, based on a salary with 6 weeks holiday pay (pro rata to length of contract) of up to £60,000. The contract will be for 4 months initially, with a hybrid home / office working pattern. Aside from the package you will be joining the council at one of the most important times in history, and whilst really making a difference you'll gain invaluable experience within local government.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Lucinda O'Neill now on 07749045160

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