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Financial Accounting Manager

Sellick Partnership
Bedfordshire, Eastern England, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Full Time
Role: Financial Accounting Manager

Bedfordshire - Hybrid


£68,000 to 71,000K per annum + excellent benefits on offer

Sellick Partnership is currently recruiting for a Financial Accounting Manager for a Local Authority organisation based in Bedfordshire. This is a key time to join an exciting organisation during a period of growth. The Financial Accounting Manager will assist the Chief Accountant to lead, motivate and direct the accountancy Division within the Finance Department; and liaise with heads of finance within other services.

The ideal candidate will also act as deputy to the Chief Accountant and play a key part in the councils' corporate financial strategies.

Key Responsibilities of the Financial Accounting Manager:
  • Outline and document consistent accounting policies for Council in accordance with best practice and reporting and working with all Finance Managers across other finance departments
  • Lead, manage and develop a team of accountants, ensuring timely delivery off cost effective corporate financial services for the council and its departments. Also, focus on improving efficiency and minimising cost
  • 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 lead accountants, corporate directors and Councillors
  • Lead and management the preparation of the statement of accounts, ensuring all accounts are prepared in accordance with the Accounts and Audit regulations, and the requirements of the external auditors; manage the external audit process and answer queries quickly
  • Establish and maintain excellent and influential relationships with relevant stakeholders including external agencies and partners
  • Assist the Chief Accountant to ensure that Section 151 responsibilities are discharged in respect of the post holders' accountabilities.

The ideal Financial Accountant Manager will:
  • Be a CCAB qualified accountant or equivalent
  • Experience of managing complex financial systems or procedures
  • Substantial financial and budget management experience
  • Extensive experience within Statement of Accounts
  • Have experience within the Local Authority sector
  • Have previous experience within similar role
  • Have previous line management experience
  • Can influence and negotiate with a range of stakeholders.

The Financial Accounting Manager will need to have excellent communication skills, and attention to detail. They will also need to able to prioritise their workload and be efficient and effective to meet changing and tight deadlines.

Our client is hoping to have the Financial Account Manager in the role as soon as possible, therefore if you believe your experience meets the criteria above, please contact Rebecca Dawson by calling the Derby office or applying by Friday 24th May.

Sellick Partnership is proud to be an inclusive and accessible recruitment business and we support applications from candidates of all backgrounds and circumstances. Please note, our advertisements use years' experience, hourly rates, and salary levels purely as a guide and we assess applications based on the experience and skills evidenced on the CV. For information on how your personal details may be used by Sellick Partnership, please review our data processing notice on our website.

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