Chief Accountant

County Hall, Oxford. Hybrid working with some office attendance required
£54970 - £58034 Grade 16
30 Aug 2021
20 Oct 2021
Job Title
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Chief Accountant

The Opportunity:

Badenoch and Clark are thrilled to be assisting Oxfordshire County Council with the recruitment of 8 new and exciting roles across their Finance team, and need the best people, to help in delivering the next chapter of their story. The Directors are committed to delivering their vision of a Thriving Oxfordshire. As a key enabling service, the Finance Team play a major part, every day, in helping to achieve that vision.

‘Delivering the Future Together’ is their programme for change, to help them become a great place to work and the organisation they want to be. The challenges are stimulating, and the opportunities to make a difference are plenty.

The Finance Team is well respected across the Council and takes great pride in delivering an effective financial strategy, that is supporting innovation & creativity, and driving effective financial management.

The Role:

This post will report to the Assistant Director of Finance, for line management purposes, but is accountable to the Director of Finance for providing the technical advice, insight, and interpretation of Financial Accounting Standards and Regulations.

The post requires the production of the Annual Statement of Accounts, other statutory returns, and managing the External Audit process. You will also routinely report to the Finance Senior Management Team (Director of Finance and the Assistant Director of Finance).

You will form part of the Finance Leadership Team and will have management responsibility for the Financial Accounting Team, consisting of five staff. A natural leader, with previous experience of managing a successful team, is paramount for this post.

The successful incumbent will maintain the financial accounting system and monitor performance to ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information and accounting processes. You will ensure the accurate and timely completion of statutory reporting on the council’s finances. This includes the annual Statement of Accounts and providing advice and guidance to Senior Managers and Members on the financial accounting standards, requirements and performance.

Oxfordshire Finance Team is a great team to work for and they have clear values and behaviours that they work to. They are an integral part of the operations at Oxfordshire County Council, and pride themselves on their delivery, standards, and customer service.

If you are hungry and passionate to deliver and improve services, as part of ‘Team Oxfordshire’ we would be delighted to hear from you.

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