37.0 Hours per Week (Flexible working pattern)
12 month fixed term contract
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified accountant to support the Financial Cycle Team, which is responsible for overseeing the budgeting, monitoring and year end processes for Solihull Council. This is a fixed term contract / secondment for 12 months (with the potential to extend to up to 18 months by mutual consent).
You will play a key role within the Financial Cycle team, providing high quality VAT advice and support, delivering a high profile project in the production of the Council’s 2018/19 Accounting Statement and supporting the accountancy service provided to the North Solihull Partnership. You will also provide other support to the Financial Cycle Team managers in line with divisional priorities.
You will be a CCAB qualified accountant, proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and financial systems and will have:
- Extensive recent experience of providing accurate and reliable VAT advice and support, ideally within a local government environment,
- The ability and technical knowledge to interpret and report complex financial information,
- Experience of year-end accounting closedown and producing accounting statements based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).
Reporting directly to the Financial Cycle Team managers, the role provides an excellent opportunity to develop your financial and management accounting skills in a supportive working environment.
For an informal discussion please contact Claire Whillock on 0121 704 6904 or Gemma Farrington 0121 704 6855.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Interview Dates - 5th or 6th September 2018
The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Not Required.
This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: Not required.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.