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        Financial Accounting Manager

        Job number SN-FAM-LG


        £69,000 - £72,000 per annum


        Local Government




        Bedfordshire - Hybrid working

        Job Type


        Financial Accounting Manager required for a commercially driven and forward thinking Unitary authority in the Home Counties.

        Reporting into the Deputy S151 officer, the Financial Accounting Manager will lead and play a major role in the closure of the Council’s accounts and prepare the Statement of Accounts. Working in collaboration with relevant officers and other stakeholders, this role will analyse and advise on all new legislation, regulation and accounting standards, advising on its impact and ensure its implementation where appropriate. This will include any new and/or changes to the financial standards as promoted by the Chartered institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

        Key responsibilities

        • Lead, manage, develop, inform and motivate staff to ensure the timely delivery of cost-effective, continually improving corporate financial services to the Council
        • Lead the Council’s preparation of the capital programme, ensuring the forecasting of resources and expenditure requirements
        • Present the budget and capital programme to the Chief Accountant/Head of Finance, Corporate Directors, and Councillors in accordance with Council and legal requirements. Ensure that budgets are provided correctly, implemented, managed, continuously monitored and reported on
        • Establish and maintain constructive and influential working relationships with other Council officers and members, relevant external agencies, partners and other stakeholders
        • Develop and maintain effective corporate management systems for setting, monitoring and reviewing statutory and operational performance
        • Assist the Chief Accountant to ensure that Section 151 responsibilities are discharged in respect of the post holder’s accountabilities

        In order to be successful in the role, we are looking for a formally qualified CCAB accountant with experience gained in a similar role.  You will have the confidence to lead the closedown process for large complex authority, as well as supporting budget management and business planning.

        This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark in an ambitious authority with a rewarding vision.

        It’s a full time role, with a hybrid working pattern (min 1 day per week in the office).

        To discuss your suitability for this role, contact Sian Negal at 07921 336 709 or If you’re interested in more finance roles within Local Government organisations, visit our latest jobs.

        Recruiting for this role:

        Sian Negal

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