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Senior Assistant Accountant

Accountancy

Location:  Town Hall
Salary:  £30,095 to £31,895 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 10 July 2022
Reference:  REFI01011

Resources Directorate – Accountancy Services. This is an exciting time to be in Preston and the directorate is playing its part in making the city a great place to live, work and visit. We are looking to recruit a Senior Assistant Accountant who will support our Principal Accountant in the provision, development and delivery of an efficient and effective Accountancy Service providing comprehensive management and financial accounting support. 

You will provide financial advice and support to senior management; budget holders and members including preparation and provision of advice on directorate budgets and provide timely monitoring and forecasting advice and information to support Council decision making throughout the year. 

As a minimum you will be AAT qualified, with experience of preparing budgets, forecasting and financial monitoring. In addition, you will be heavily involved in the accounting month-end and year-end close down processes. 

The individual should have the ability to work as part of a team and show the necessary enthusiasm required to fulfil this role to its optimum.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required in this role along with the ability to manage your time and workload in accordance with strict statutory deadlines. 

The Council is currently trialing a hybrid working arrangement for all office-based services, where the service allows.                 

For an informal discussion about the role or for further information, please contact Lee Hurst, Assistant Director (Head of Financial Services), by email at l.hurst@preston.gov.uk or telephone 01772 906959

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