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Assistant Accountant

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Assistant Accountant 

Scale SO1 - £32,076 - £33,945 per annum

37 hours - Permanent

Hindlip, Worcester


This is an exciting opportunity to join Hereford and Worcester Fire Service and play a key role supporting the Organisation and the Communities it serves.


This post sits in a small but very busy Finance Section based at Service Headquarters (Hindlip Park).  As Assistant Accountant you will be part of a highly skilled team and will be responsible for undertaking a wide range of services supporting the delivery of high-quality financial services.


We are looking for a motivated individual who is keen to develop their financial skills and is ideally qualified at AAT Level 4 (or qualified at Level 3 with a willingness to complete level 4).  As the Section is small there will be a requirement to cover and support roles within the Section.

The successful candidate will be a team player, who will support and provide cover where necessary within the Section.  This will include control account reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable   Alongside this, you would be involved in the annual budget setting and production of the statutory accounts.  You will be working as part of a team in all aspects of council finance giving you a great insight into emergency service finances.

What we offer

Together with the professional opportunities available in this role, we offer the following benefits:

  • A flexi-time scheme and hybrid working arrangements, (although the later has to meet the needs of the Service)
  • Professional membership paid each year
  • Opportunities and support to undertake professional and vocational training
  • Leave entitlement starting at 29 days plus bank holidays, rising to 34 days with 5 years’ service
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free on-site parking available to all staff

The successful applicant will be subject to pre-employment checks including a standard DBS check and a social media screening check.

Closing Date:  23:59 hrs Sunday 28th July 2024

Proposed Interview Date  Week Commencing 5th August 2024

If you have any questions or wish to have an informal discussion, please contact Deborah Randall, Assistant Director - Finance by email at 

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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is responsible for providing day-to-day fire and rescue services across the two counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our stations are staffed by a mix of 'wholetime' firefighters - operating on a full-time basis and providing an immediate response - and ‘on-call’ firefighters who work and live in their local communities and respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.

There are many interesting career opportunities with us, in Fire Control or one of our specialist support staff roles as well as being a firefighter.

Support staff work in areas including Finance, Community Safety, Training, Human Resources, Information Technology and Workshops. 

Equality and inclusion

We aim to provide equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and sections of society.

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01905 368343
Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service
Hindlip Park
United Kingdom

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