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Systems Accountant

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/07/2019 23:59
£32,029 - £35,934
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
County Hall
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Job details 

Closing date:
18 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

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Systems Accountant

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 33 full time equivalent posts and provides all the Accountancy functions of the Council.

The role
This is a newly created post that will manage, maintain and develop the Council’s corporate financial management system, budget preparation and monitoring system, projects system and all related processes to drive continuous improvement throughout the service.

The Council has recently implemented Oracle Fusion and Hyperion budgeting and the post holder will manage and maintain key processes relating to the above systems, including period end, year end rollover and daily interface routines, ensuring they are completed to the necessary timescales and ensuring system integrity and all data capture and reports are completed.

The appointed person will be the key contact point for system users’ queries and problems, providing fault resolution 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:
A starting salary of £32,029 (salary range £32,029 to £35,934)
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:
Applications are sought from qualified members of the Association of Accounting Technicians or part qualified CCAB accountants with knowledge and experience of IT support processes, problem solving skills, and experience in identifying improvements and implementing them.
An understanding and experience of using complex software packages relating to financial management systems, ensuring accuracy and robustness.
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 31 July 2019.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact Alan Mason (01670 622167/Alan.Mason@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) on 07775026871 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.

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