Chief Accountant

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Cannock, Staffordshire
Grade K: £42,821 - £46,845 per annum
08 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
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Chief Accountant

Grade K: £42,821 - £46,845 per annum

Post No: RF276 – 37 Hours per week


Location: Cannock


Benefits to you:

  • Essential Car User Allowance
  • Flexitime Scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Payment of One Professional Fee per Annum
  • Discounted Leisure Centre Membership
  • 25 days holiday increasing to 30 after 5 years continuous service
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Free Car Parking


Cannock Chase and Stafford Borough Councils’ shared Finance service is seeking a qualified Accountant. This exciting opportunity offers the successful applicant a chance to be part of an innovative shared Finance service, working across two neighbouring local authorities with wide exposure to the full range of accountancy functions.

You will be one of two Chief Accountants working closely together to lead the provision of accountancy services for both Cannock Chase and Stafford Borough Council’s General Fund and HRA Services (including revenue and capital), preparing associated reports to the Leadership Team and Members, preparing the statutory accounts and liaising with the external audit team.

A knowledge and understanding of Local Authority accounting is therefore essential, along with being able to demonstrate a wide knowledge of various financial systems (the Finance team is currently implementing a new financial management system).

CCAB qualified with membership of a relevant professional body; you will have previous experience of budget setting, budget monitoring, closure of accounts and Capital accounts along with the ability to provide professionally sound financial information both verbally and in writing to Officers and Members of the Council. You must have experience of managing and supervising a team and have IT skills sufficient to create and amend documents using Microsoft Office packages such as Word and Excel.

Previous experience of operating in a lead role in budget setting and closure of accounts along with a CIPFA qualification would also be advantageous.


A Standard DBS Disclosure will be required for this post.


To apply for this vacancy online please go to


Alternatively please telephone 01543 462621 or write to HR Services, Cannock Chase Council, Civic Centre, Beecroft Road, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG or e-mail  quoting post number RF276.


The closing date for receipt of completed applications is Friday 22nd January 2021.



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