Financial Solutions has redesigned its service to support the delivery of the council’s priority outcomes and meet the challenging needs of our communities. Located within the council’s headquarters at the Civic Centre, Motherwell or in Kildonan Street, Coatbridge you will be a confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a positive disposition. You will be required to display initiative and creative thinking and take a professional approach to dealing with staff members at all levels. You will participate in the effective implementation and development of financial services to the council, its services and appropriate external bodies. You will be capable of playing a lead role in the improvement and delivery of financial services and contributing to the delivery of best value in the use of financial resources. You will provide professional and management advice relating to all financial matters within a framework of proper accounting practice and relevant legislative and statutory requirements.
Taking a leading role in respect of financial management, business planning and accounting services, your main duties will include budget preparation and monitoring, assistance in completing statutory accounts and statistical returns, provision of financial support in an efficient, client-focussed and integrated manner and managing and developing a team of staff. In addition, you will be required to support senior managers in the development and maintenance of effective financial controls, the implementation of policy and legislative changes and provision of financial support to major projects, developments and initiatives.
In undertaking these tasks, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations and schemes of financial delegation. Therefore, you will require experience and understanding of core cyclical accounting activities and excellent analytical skills. Additionally, the key duties of the post require comprehensive knowledge of modern software packages and on-line financial systems, along with the ability to perform as part of a team, including working groups and projects and under your own initiative; co-ordinating work to satisfy all deadlines. You must be a qualified CCAB accountant with significant practical work experience within an accounting environment. Knowledge and experience of the local government environment and the ability to proactively research issues is desirable, but not essential. A commitment to lifelong learning, development and continuous improvement, an ability to travel to offices within the council’s boundaries, and previous staff management experience are also desirable.
This post is temporary until June 2018 to cover a maternity leave.
(Please note, pay award 2017 pending)
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk
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