To be a key member of a team that ensures the Council’s financial accounts are a true reflection of activity undertaken by the Council.
To ensure that the area of the Accounts for which the officer holds specific responsibility is accounted for in line with Internal Financing Reporting Standards and CIPFA’s Code of Practice for Local Government Accounting.
To be a technical expert in a part of Corporate Finance and provide specialist financial accounting advice to budget holders and other officers to support decision-making.
To keep any specific technical notes up-to-date to ensure business continuity and to allow officers to develop expertise in all areas across Corporate Finance.
To ensure that all key reconciliations and forecasts are updated in line with the Council’s Financial Regulations and with the timescales for quarterly monitoring.
The post holder will be expected to work unsupervised on their specific area of specialism but also work on a wide range of project based financial issues and provide suggestions for the resolution.
To ensure all reconciliations and forecast models are up-to-date
the role requires a high level of financial accountancy skills as they will need to have and develop specialist areas of knowledge.The postholder will need to undertake other tasks as required.
To manage the financial accounting area for the Accounts or the Budget with limited supervision.
To propose and deliver solutions with limited supervision for complex accounting problems.