Two of the largest Councils in East Sussex that have come together creating a progressive partnership: two sovereign councils each with a unique identity and a shared vision of the future.
They are looking to appoint a committed, self-motivated and flexible Chief Accountant to support the Deputy Chief Finance Officer.
They have already recruited a number of exciting new senior opportunities in Finance to continue their momentum and shape a new joint service and they are now looking to appoint to a pivotal role within the Technical Accounting team
Annual production of statement of accounts and final accounts
Manage Financial Accounts team
Responsible for capital accounting and monitoring
Develop and maintain expert knowledge of technical accounting and provide advice were necessary
Authorise and sign off work
Review and improve financial processes
Liaise with external partners
Control and maintain asset register
Be capable of delivering work in these specific financial areas within public finance; VAT, Treasury, cash Flow, Banking, Reconciliation, Council Tax, NNDR, Rent, Collection and Refunds, Insurance and Risk, Charity Accounts
CIPFA, CCAB or equivalent qualification essential
Educated to degree level essential
Key Local Authority knowledge and intelligence essential