The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 30 July 2017. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
The current economic climate, and the implications for public sector finances, demonstrates the importance of sound financial planning and support within local government.
This role contributes to a wide range of financial services provided to senior officers, budget holders and elected members.
Key aspects of the role include financial and management accounting, assisting in the development of financial strategy, option appraisal and providing financial advice and working closely with a range of council staff and community planning partners.
A sound level of accounting experience is required, along with the ability to communicate effectively with finance colleagues and staff throughout the council and other partners. The role will also include opportunities to support cross cutting initiatives both within the Financial Management Unit and across the council. You should also have the ability to contribute effectively in a dynamic team working environment, with a proactive attitude and approach.
The role requires possession of an HNC in accounting or related subject, membership of AAT or part qualified accountancy qualification. A knowledge of local government finance is anticipated, however experience of working in a finance capacity in the public sector is not essential.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk