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Accountancy Assistant - Level 1 (Fixed Term until 01/09/2020)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
07/11/2019
Advert End Date:
22/11/2019 12:01
Salary:
£21,589 - £23,836
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
Vacancy ID:
193121
Employment Location:
County Hall, Morpeth

Job details 

Closing date:
22 Nov


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Further information

Accountancy Assistant – Level 1 (Fixed Term until 01/09/2020)

The Council
Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service
Corporate Finance provides a range of effective, efficient and high quality professional services with support to Members, managers, staff, services, schools and a range of external partners in the delivery of the Councils objectives.

The Corporate Finance Team is made up of 34 full time equivalent posts and provides all the Accountancy functions of the Council.


The role
The post will work as part of a team of staff to ensure an efficient and effective standard of service is provided to the required standard.

Key functions of the service are to prepare the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan, report progress during the year on delivering the agreed budget, closing the accounts and producing the annual Statement of Accounts.

The appointed person will be the key contact point for budget managers’ queries and problems, providing financial advice and support. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

We are offering:
Two fixed term posts, one for 6 months and one for 9 months
A starting salary of £21,589 (salary range £21,589 to £23,836)
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

Essential requirements:
At least 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above including Maths and English.
Some recent experience in a relevant context and service.
Knowledge and experience of IT systems.
Ability to work as part of a team and foster a positive organisational culture.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview on 4th December 2019.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Alan Mason (01670 622167/Alan.Mason@northumberland.gov.uk) or Andy Stewart (01670 622161/ Andy.Stewart@northumberland.gov.uk) for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; if Trans applicants have any concerns regarding the process please contact Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) on07775026871 or claire.coe@northumberland.gov.uk. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Jordan Liddell on 01670 623930 or email hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk.

This post will close at midnight on Thursday 21st November 2019.

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