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Senior Accountant

Ipswich, Suffolk
Remote Working
Remote Working
£34,373 to £41,530
Job Type
21 Jul 2022
Suffolk County Council have an opportunity available for a Senior Accountant (Career Grade) to join our team based in Ipswich. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis (part time working will be considered for this role), and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £34,373 - £41,530 per annum, starting salary dependent on current level (pro rata if part time).

We are delighted to offer you a great opportunity to join the Suffolk County Council's Finance service as a Senior Accountant within our Adult and Community Services (ACS) Financial Management team.

We are seeking an organised, enthusiastic and motivated individual with excellent IT, communication and analytical skills.

This post is career graded depending on level of qualification and experience. To commence at a Grade 7 level, you should have a professional accreditation to a Chartered Accounting Body (i.e. CIPFA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW). We would also consider someone actively studying towards achieving this who would commence at a Grade 6, and with the possibility of study support.

Your role:

As a Senior Accountant, you will be expected to have a broad range of accounting knowledge and experience. Although you would be expected to be flexible and capable enough to work across different aspects of the wider Finance team, your role in the ACS team will involve working with senior management, budget holders and support staff within adult social care to deliver the core financial management functions of the Council i.e budget planning and setting, budget monitoring, completion of statutory returns to external bodies and financial closure of services at year end as well as ad hoc projects and tasks as required.

The team:

The ACS Finance Management team sits within the Corporate Services Directorate and is responsible for all service aspects of the Council s financial activities. You will be an integral and key member of the team, reporting into one of the members of the Finance Leadership Team. We are a supportive and enthusiastic team who will offer help and guidance to get you settled in.

We will offer our Senior Accountant:

The opportunity to get involved and take responsibility for a broad range of financial and accounting work, providing you with stimulation and opportunities to broaden and deepen your experience and knowledge to enable you to develop your career

A strong, experienced, and welcoming team

The chance to work flexibly with hybrid options, subject to business requirement

Support to enable you to complete your current studies, if relevant.

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate and engage, but on occasions, there may be a requirement for you to travel using reasonable and suitable means available to you.

Workplace type for your role:

Hybrid - this role supports hybrid working, a broadly even balance between working from home and working from an office base.

Why not click Apply today to find out more about the role and be considered as our Senior Accountant - we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 11.30pm, 2nd August 2022

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts
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  • Job Reference: 663457655-2
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Suffolk County Council
    Suffolk County Council
  • Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £34,373 to £41,530
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent