Accountant - Business Partner

One Friargate
£31,371 - £37,849 per annum
24 Jun 2019
28 Jun 2019
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The role: We are looking for an Accountant to be part of the Financial Management Division. The role will act as a financial business link with directorate service leads, providing strategic financial support and advice to enable effective financial planning and management.

You’ll need: To be an ambitious qualified or qualifying accountant with excellent communication skills, who is analytical and solution-focused. You will also need to be flexible and professional, helping us to drive change, and work pro-actively to deliver a first class service.

About us: We are a high performing, customer-focussed team providing strategic financial support to enable managers and members to understand the financial implications of decisions, and ensure compliance with relevant legislation, accounting regulations, and financial policy. We promote value for money and efficiency throughout all areas of the Council's operation, and look for opportunities for innovation both in the operation of the finance function and in the activities of service areas. We provide support and training for staff to become fully qualified accountants. 



Working Hours:  37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  02/07/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

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