Job vacancy details
Corporate Technical Accountant
|Employer||Harrow Council||Reference||RS CT2572|
|Published||Thu 09/05/2013 09:50 AM||Closing Date||Wed 22/05/2013 23:59 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Permanent position||Hours|
|Salary||£41,595 - £47,580||DBS Check||No|
Named Best Achieving Council at the MJ Awards in 2011, Harrow is recognised for its innovation and success. Following the creation of the Finance & Assurance Division within the Council’s Resources Directorate and the reorganisation of the whole finance service, we are now seeking a Corporate Technical Accountant to join the new Technical Finance & Accountancy Team. This is a pivotal time in our improvement journey to become best in class for local government financial management. Working for the Corporate Accounting Manager you will have responsibility for the Council’s Asset Register and all associated transactions both throughout the year and in producing the disclosures for the Statement of Accounts. You will also lead on capital accounting issues, Collection Fund accounting and the provision of taxation advice including VAT. Additionally, you will be part of the team that produces the Council’s Statement of Accounts and will assist with the production of the disclosures such as the Consolidated Income and Expenditure Statement, the Balance Sheet and the Cash Flow Statement. The role also supervises the work of more junior professional staff.
You will play a key part in helping us improve our financial control and compliance environment as well as increase our use of the financial system to achieve a more timely, more automated year-end closure process. This is an ideal role for an accountant who has strong technical financial skills (IFRS and UK GAAP) and IT skills. In addition you will need to be able to understand, interpret and explain complex financial data to non-accountants and will need to be an effective team player.
The role provides an exciting opportunity for professional and personal development. Your role is wide ranging and will also give you the opportunity to actively contribute to financial management improvement projects. For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Hasina Shah, Head of Technical Finance and Accountancy on 020 8424 1573.
Deadline for applications: 22nd May 2013.
Interviews: 12th June 2013.
Harrow is an Equal Opportunities Employer
Apply online at www.harrow.gov.uk/jobs or email your name and address to quoting reference RS CT2572. Alternatively, please call 020 8424 1983, fax 0118 952 0108 or write to Harrow Recruitment Team, 8 Cholsey House, Moulsford Mews, Reading, Berkshire RG30 1AP.
An equal opportunities employer.
The Council operates a non-smoking policy.
N.B. CV alone will not be accepted.