Accountancy Services Manager job in Barrow-in-Furness

Accountancy Services Manager

  • Employer - Barrow Borough Council
  • Reference number - ACC001
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Finance
  • Location: - Barrow-in-Furness
  • Salary - Principal Officer Grade 13-15 (from £41,675 per annum) (Relocation package available)
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time
  • Closing date - Ongoing

Job Description

There is no closing date for this post until a suitable applicant is appointed. Any applications received will be assessed within two weeks of receipt.

RE-ADVERTISED POST – PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY. Applications are invited for the post of Accountancy Services Manager to work as a key member of the Finance Department and Resources Directorate. The post is offered on a full time basis of 37 hours per week (Agile or flexible working is available).

The successful applicant will have specific responsibility for accountancy, budgeting, management reporting, treasury management and other aspects of work as required by the Director of Resources; the post-holder will prepare the annual Statement of Accounts together with high quality working papers, leading the Council’s team of Accountants. The work of the Finance Department follows strict deadlines that must be adhered to at all times. Previous experience in a managerial role is essential.

Applicants should be a qualified member of a CCAB body preferably CIPFA and have previous experience in an accountancy environment preferably in a local authority. The successful applicant will be computer literate with the ability to learn and use specialist packages such as Financial Information Systems as well as having experience of Microsoft Office packages. Competent arithmetic and literacy skills are required as well as the ability to work effectively within a team and also work alone on individual pieces of work. Knowledge of local authority technical accounting would be an advantage and the successful applicant is expected to have demonstrable strengths in developing effective working relationships at all levels within the organisation.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide information in accurate spoken English is an essential requirement.

The successful candidate will be automatically enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme and will be requiredto obtain a Basic Disclosure.

For more information and an informal discussion about the position, ring Susan Roberts (Director of Resources) on (01229) 876503.

Please see the ‘information pack’ link below for full details including job description and person specification.

The Council welcomes applications from people with disabilities and from the minority ethnic community who are underrepresented within our workforce.

Being Disability Confident demonstrates that the Council is committed to the recruitment and retention of disabled people.  The Council is recognised as a Disability Confident Employer and will guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria for the job.

Contact information

To apply for this vacancy please use the ‘Apply on-line’ link below.  Any queries please contact the HR Department, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on (01229) 876543.

Please note, as a cost saving measure, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by letter.  If you have not received a response within two weeks of the closing date you should assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Privacy Notice Barrow Borough Council is committed to protecting people’s privacy and complying with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR (Regulation EU 2016/679). Please use the following link to our website to view how we will manage and process your personal data should you apply for this position: https://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/about-the-council/data-protection-and-privacy-statement

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