Lead Accountant - Ref: RT69119

Walsall Borough
£44,190 - £49,448 per annum
22 Aug 2019
09 Sep 2019
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Finance, Management
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Fixed Term Contract
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Lead Accountant - Ref: RT69119

  • 2 year fixed-term contract
  • £44,190 - £49,448 per annum  

Walsall Council is transforming and with it, so is Walsall’s Financial Services. This is an exciting time to join our team. The Walsall Proud Programme is our transformation Programme, which aims to transform the way the council works so that we can provide a better customer experience, increase staff satisfaction and engagement, and improve service efficiency and performance to our customers and communities. The Programme is closely linked with our medium-term financial strategy and Walsall’s Financial Services are a key driver in achieving the orgaisation’s aspirational vision.

So what do we need from you?

We are looking to recruit a 2 year fixed term Lead Accountant, to help continue to support this transformation journey. This post will be responsible for working with a team of finance officers, embracing and helping develop our excellent business partnering approach supporting our service managers and directors.  We are looking for an enthusiastic and pragmatic individual, with a can do attitude, significant experience of financial stewardship, along with excellent people, communication and management skills

This post will be working across the services, supporting the organisations key directorates, Adult Social Care, Children Services and Education, Environment and Economy and Resources and Transformation.

What does Walsall’s Finance Service offer you?

Our commitment to you is to provide a safe learning environment, where we will offer you the platform to develop and enhance your career prospects, with the aim to support your drive and commitment to progress and build on your existing experience.  The diverse services that we support and the progression of our transformation programme, brings with it exposure to many scenarios requiring financial support and advice. You can therefore expect opportunities to get involved and strengthen both your accountancy knowledge and your broader skillsets, enabling you to adapt to an ever changing business environment and support the many challenges public sector organisations face.


As a Lead Accountant you should hold a CCAB / CIMA qualification, be undertaking CPD and be able to demonstrate experience in managing staff. In recognition of the knowledge that experience in other sectors can bring, whist an understanding of local government finance would be an advantage we would stress that it is not essential.

On top of this, we provide an attractive employment package that includes a generous annual leave entitlement of up to 33 days, a flexible working scheme that allows up to a further 12 days leave per year, and a career average pension scheme.

These posts are covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers. 


  • The closing date for applications is 7 September 2019
  • Interviews (which will consist of a test followed by an interview) will be held week commencing 23 September 2019

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Ross Hutchinson (01922 658411), or Tracey Evans (01922 652329).

This vacancy may be closed earlier than the published closing date should we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, it is strongly advised that candidates submit applications at the earliest opportunity.

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