Senior Systems Accountant
Sector: Local Government
Date posted: 18/05/2021
Salary: £40,935 - £47,727 per annum*
Brilliant Bexley Shaping our future together
Despite all the challenges caused by the pandemic, Bexley Council has always been and continues to be focused on supporting the community and improving the lives of local residents. We want to continue to build strong and resilient communities that are living well in clean and green local places. As a Council, we are aiming to continue our drive to be innovative and self-sufficient, providing opportunities for growth that benefit all.
Central to the success of this is the finance department, which influences right across the Council. The department was recently brought back in house and restructured to help with our ambitious plans to improve the financial management of the authority. As we rebuild the department, the focus is on the improvement of the services we offer, providing more financial data analysis to decision-makers in those services and supporting non-financial services to become more confident around managing their budgets.
To ensure we attract and keep talented individuals, we are committed to developing from within, supporting staff through internal training and mentoring, as well as supporting external professional training. It is an exciting time for the service and will present potential employees with the opportunities to develop their skills and experience as well as having a positive impact on the local community. These positions will initially be remote working in line with current government guidance. However, when government guidelines change in the future these roles will work in a hybrid way, with an expectation that, where they wish to, staff can still spend the majority of their time working remotely.
The Senior Systems Accountant will report to the Chief Accountant and will be responsible for the continuous and smooth running of the financial systems, looking to continuously improve to ensure best service. Key responsibilities will include:
- Developing, managing and maintaining the Council’s Corporate financial system
- Supporting an integrated approach to the core accountancy processes making efficient use of the financial system e.g. closure of accounts
- Provision of a high quality and consistent financial systems advice, to support effective decision making
To be suitable for the role you need to be either a qualified accountant or studying towards an accounting qualification, with a strong technical accounting knowledge and experience of improving accounting systems.
For more information on Bexley, the interview processes and to see the job description please, refer to https://allenlanerecruitment.wixsite.com/bexley or contact Will Ryan at Allen Lane on 07789871864 for an informal conversation.
To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7th June. The cover letter should be no more than 2 pages and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the key criteria.
*Inclusive of choices flexible benefits of £2,436 per annum