Management Accountant

Orkney Islands Council

  • Location: Kirkwall
  • £26,790 to £33,943 per annum, G835
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: ORK03444


Finance Services

Management Accountant (Strategic Finance)

35 hours per week
Temporary maternity cover for a period up to 21 July 2020
£28,947 to £31,848 / £32,323 to £36,100 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
Placing on the salary scale will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

The postholder will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme for which the employer contribution paid is currently 17.6% representing a benefit from £5,095 to £6,354 in addition to the salary paid.

The post holder will be required to undertake a range of duties within the Strategic Finance Section of the Finance Service. In particular, you will assist in providing leadership and direction for the strategic accounting function with a focus on demonstrating best value in the delivery of service priorities and objectives while ensuring continuous improvement across their areas of responsibility. You will provide Council Services with high quality financial advice, ensuring the maintenance of sound financial and accounting practice and adherence to Council procedures. You will also be expected to liaise with staff across a range of disciplines both within the council and external agencies, including external audit.

To be appointed at G9

You will hold a relevant profession qualification and relevant experience.

To be appointed at G8

You will be part qualified in a relevant professional qualification such as CCAB and have relevant experience.

It is expected that the successful candidate will have experience of working within a finance environment. You will also have excellent communication skills and be able to produce written work to a high standard. You will have sound numerical and analytical skills and be familiar with computer based financial systems.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of achievement, with the ability to work under pressure and deliver priorities within fixed timescales.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Avril Litts, Accounting Manager (Strategic Finance) on 01856 873535 Ext. 2117.

Closing Date: Sunday 30 June 2019

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

Applications must be made online at

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