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Schools Accountant

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25170/18613
  • Published: Wed 03/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36922 - £39880
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE

Job introduction

What skills do you have?

  • Do you have a passion for supporting schools who are working in an ever more demanding environment?
  • Do you enjoy using your expertise as a finance professional to improve the service delivered to schools?
  • Are you skilled in analysing and interpreting financial data?
  • Do you consider yourself to have strong communication and organisational skills, critical to managing the team providing finance support to schools and wider business relationships?
  • Are you skilled in developing, writing and presenting financial reports and training in an accessible manner for non-finance experts?

About the role

We are looking for someone who is an effective strategic finance business partner, essential to this role spanning both schools and council directorates.

The successful applicant will join a diverse, friendly and professional team.

The finance service at Brighton and Hove City Council is performing well and has strong customer satisfaction results.

Schools are operating in an environment of increasingly tight resources with associated requirements for higher level advice.

The team are currently working at home but are usually based in Bartholomew’s House in Brighton.

This high-profile role is key in helping schools and other children’s services to maximise their use of resources to deliver excellence for the children of Brighton and Hove. The postholder will lead and develop the team providing finance support to our schools.

Why us?

  • You will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic team where diversity is valued.
  • You will be able to work flexibly, including working from home.
  • The team is supportive, friendly and sociable.
  • In the last staff survey 100% of team members:
    • get a sense of achievement from the work they do
    • felt that the organisation feels like a fair and inclusive place to work
    • felt that their line manager treated them with respect
    • felt that their views and opinions were valued by their line manager
    • were able to balance their work and home life
    • felt their line manager trusts them to make the right decisions at work
    • felt behaviour that offends others is not tolerated in their team

For an informal discussion please contact Louise Hoten - Head of Finance (01273) 293440 or Steve Williams - Principal Accountant (01273) 293437

Interview date: 6th December 

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

Company information

Please note that this post is subject to a Standard Disclosure Criminal Records Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/25170/18613
  • Published: Wed 03/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 28/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £36922 - £39880
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 1JE