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Accountancy - Finance Specialist

Supporting our External Operations & Climate Change Directorate
Job Ref No: AFS
Location: Taunton
Salary: £35,934 to £37,849 per annum (Grade H)
Permanent
Full Time 37 Hours

Closing date for application forms: Monday 13 July 2020 9.00am

Interview date: Week commencing 27 July 2020

As a qualified accountant you will be a key member of the team providing accurate and timely financial advice to the Director of External Operations & Climate Change. The Directorate holds all major contracts for the Council as well as the commercial business units where income generation, productivity and efficiency are key. The successful candidate will be responsible for bringing forward a comprehensive suite of tailored financial products to allow informed decision making. You will need to be a problem solver; the ‘I’ll find a way’ attitude is what we are after. There is no point shying away from the demands of this role – the counter balance is that this is a rare opportunity to be at the leading edge of new ways of working in a dynamic and very business focussed Directorate.  A Finance Business Partnering approach to this role is key and your mindset is perhaps more important than your experience – take this job and you will get the experience.

For more information on the post, please contact HR on 0300 304 8000.

Benefits of working with the Council

The Authority offers flexible and agile working, with excellent technology to support this. The council offices provide a pleasant, comfortable and modern working environment and a fleet of pool cars for use on official business. The Council offer a generous annual leave entitlement as well as an option to purchase additional annual leave. Other benefits include the Local Government Pension Scheme, payment of professional subscription if required for the role, access to an Employee Assistance Programme, access to My Staff Shop which include salary sacrifice schemes, discounts and deals. Employees also are eligible for free use of the gym and swimming pool during off peak times and discounted gym and swimming membership at peak times. A relocation allowance may apply if eligible.

How to apply

To apply for this role download and complete the Application form and Recruitment Monitoring forms, in line with the Job Description.

Completed Application Forms and Recruitment Monitoring Forms should be emailed to applications@somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk quoting the job reference number.

Please note we do not accept CVs.