Accounting Technician INTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY - EAL04852

East Lothian Council

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Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00
To start asap

Applications for this post will only be accepted from current employees of East Lothian Council (this includes casual and agency staff who are currently undertaking work for us)

Job Details

Responsible for ensuring that complex financial information relating to asset management is accurately recorded, according to capital accounting financial standards by setting up efficient processes to ensure that financial year end reports are run correctly producing capital charge figures for the councils Statement of Accounts.

Overseeing the completion of specific areas of Corporate Income and assisting the Financial Accountant with specific year-end tasks.

Lead the operation, maintenance and continued development of the councils asset management reporting system.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form. You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to be considered for interview.

The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
The Jobholder must be educated to HNC/SVQ 3 Level in a relevant subject ie Accounting, Information Management or Mathematics and/or have previous experience within a financial environment preparing and analysing financial information including experience of budgeting, accounting and financial forecasting including year-end processes with an understanding of the financial issues facing organisations at a time of budgetary constraints.

The preferred candidate for this position may be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

Please note:
If a Disclosure check is required and you have spent more than 3 months working or living outwith the UK in the last 5 years then you will also be required to present a copy of an overseas criminal record check. Details of how to apply and contact details can be found on the GOV.UKwebsite.

Additional Information

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