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Group Accountant

Based at Britannia House, Bradford (Working from Home Optional)

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Bradford is currently on a journey of change delivering the ambitious outcomes of our Council Plan 2021-25.  It is building on some of the same priorities as the 2016-20 plan but is also looking to address some new major challenges that the district will face in the coming years. To support us in achieving this, we are looking to recruit a highly motivated Group Accountant who will play an important role in ensuring we remain a well-run Council, using all our resources wisely to deliver its priorities. 

As a part of our Group Accountant cohort you will assist finance in exercising its control and support function whilst being responsible for the provision of a management accounting service to the functions they support.

It is essential that you have at least 5 years’ experience working in a financial environment, at a senior level, in a complex organisation. Prior experience of either staff supervision or management is a requirement of this position, as it will form part of the duties that the successful applicant will undertake. Although being fully qualified, in a branch of accounting, is not an essential requirement of the post you would need to have as a minimum an AAT qualification or equivalent, along with a strong track record of success in managing relationships, demonstrating resilience and providing excellent financial advice.  Local Government experience, whilst preferential, is not essential for this role.

The roles we are seeking to recruit to cover will require strong budgeting, monitoring and communication skills. This post provides a full range of financial support to service departments, to ensure the delivery of accurate financial information which meets managers needs and that facilitates the operation of the Council’s financial cycle and links with the Council’s performance management systems.

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Closing Date: 18th October