Interim Group Accountant

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Interim Group Accountant
Interim Position

Bath RQ614984

Posted: 23rd June 2022 16:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.03 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months


    BS31 1FS

What's involved with this role:

Interim Group Accountant 

Job Ref: RQ614984 

The primary purpose of this post is to make an effective contribution to the Finance Management of the Council by providing financial advice and management accounting services to a portfolio of Service Divisions   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To contribute to the formulation of Service objectives and policies. 
  • To contribute to the effective and efficient implementation of Council policies and the achievement of the Council’s objectives. To help achieve the aims, objectives and targets set by the finance service and the project manager, particularly financial ones. 
  • To work within the values and culture of the Council. To participate in co-operative working across services in accordance with the Council’s Vision and Values.  To participate in cross-service initiatives as required. 
  • To undertake all duties within the Councils Rules, Policies and approved procedures and recognised codes of conduct, such as Internet use, health and safety, equalities etc. 
  • To be aware, and keep updated on, the issues affecting local government nationally and locally. 
  • To contribute to ensuring that that effective external working relationships are established and maintained with outside organisations and agencies relevant to the work of the Council. 
  • To contribute to effective and accessible communication with staff, service users, the general public and others as appropriate 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Professionally Qualified Accountant (CCAB) or equivalent 
  • Thorough knowledge of Financial Information Systems 
  • At least five years’ experience, 2-year post qualification, in a public sector business or financial environment 
  • Experience of working with and advising Chief Officers, Strategic Directors, Divisional Directors, Members, Trade Union representatives and Members of the public 
  • Experience of supporting budget holders in service planning and budget preparation 
  • Analytical and ‘business sense’ skills 
  • Numerate and interpretative skills 
  • Ability to interpret accounting regulations and legislation 
  • Able to use computerised accounting and related systems and PC based applications, including advanced level / knowledge of spreadsheet packages and word processing applications 


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


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Job Ref: Bath RQ614984
Interim Group Accountant
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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