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Chief Accountant

Bromsgrove District and Redditch Borough Councils, permanent, £41,285-44,295

Closing date: 25th October 2021

Bromsgrove and Redditch Councils are in the process of transforming our finances as part of an ambitious improvement and change programme. As Chief Accountant you'll play a key role, that will make a huge difference to local communities. Working closely with the financial services manager, you'll oversee the work of the business support and technical accounts teams to instill high levels of trust and confidence in the councils' finances. This includes leading the production of statements of accounts for both councils and making them available to the public. You'll also manage balance sheets, coordinate revenue and capital budgets, maintain the fixed asset register, oversee the shared treasury management service and approve the borrowing and lending of council funds.

The ideal candidate will have experience in producing statements of accounts for a local authority, managing and monitoring budgets and working in a complex financial environment. With thorough knowledge of accounting principles, you'll have the presence to take ownership of major projects and build trust across all levels of the councils. You will be an articulate communicator, with the presence to liaise with external auditors and develop strong working relationships up to senior levels cross both councils. As an inspirational leader, you'll also have the ability to motivate and develop your teams to deliver excellent service. We welcome applications from individuals who are either part or fully qualified accountants, and support packages are available for those studying towards their accountancy qualification.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Eva Tomka on Eva.tomka@penna.com

To apply for this role, please upload your CV and a covering letter