We are looking to recruit an Accountant to join our team supporting the People directorate.
This is a demanding role for an ambitious, self-motivated individual who can demonstrate an aptitude for working on their own initiative, within a team, under pressure and to strict deadlines.
This post sits within the Education, Dedicated Schools Grant and Communities and Wellbeing Team reporting to the Senior Accountant.
The post will be involved in budget setting, budgetary control, closedown of the service accounts at the financial year end and the financial administration duties in respect of a service area. This involves providing financial advice and information which assists managers in the delivery of their services.
The successful applicant must be numerate and computer literate, including the use of Excel spreadsheets, with a wide knowledge and experience of accountancy and the ability to give advice to non-finance staff. Applicants should be undertaking AAT Level 4 or already a qualified Accounting Technician (or equivalent, or qualified by experience) with 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment. Further training opportunities are available to the successful applicant.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to local government pension scheme and family friendly policies. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
For an informal discussion please contact Lisa Potts, Finance Manager on 01635 519115.
Interviews will be held on 02/02/2022