Senior Financial Accountant (Systems)

  • Job Reference: REF-212676
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: Hireful
  • Location: St Albans
  • Salary: £44,110 to £48,109
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time Flex
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Senior Financial Accountant (Systems)

Location: St Albans -Hybrid
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: full-time (37 hours per week)
Salary: £44,110 up to £48,109 inclusive annual salary + up to 19.7 percent employer pension
Job Ref: P1580

About the role

Reporting into the Finance Manager (Systems and Controls), you will be a key member of the team and the lead officer for the management, maintenance, development and improvement of the Council’s Financial Systems. You will be responsible for the team that deals with all transactional services (accounts payable, accounts receivable and income allocation), reconciliations of these areas, and debtor monitoring. This includes cash handling and income allocation and BACS processing for the Council.

About you

You will be educated to degree level, or with relevant experience of working within this environment. Ideally, you will be a member of an appropriate professional body (CCAB) or be able to strongly evidence equivalent professional experience and be working towards fully qualified status. Previous experience of supporting the closure of accounts process for a large multi-disciplinary organisation to enable the production of compliant Statutory Statement of Accounts is also required for this post.

Up-to-date working knowledge of relevant legislation, standards and core disciplines including IFRS and the Code of Practice on Local Government Accounts, and an understanding of business continuity is also needed for this post. This role offers the opportunity for development and support meaning this is an excellent opportunity to progress and gain valuable experience.
St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, vibrant city centre and thriving villages. Our centrally located offices in the city are near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

In addition to working within a great team and a comprehensive salary you will have access to:

• 30.5 days annual leave + bank holidays
• Local Government Pension Scheme with current employer contribution up to 19.7 percent employer contributions
• Flexible working options
• Staff Parking Permit
• Reimbursement of professional fees
• Comprehensive development and training
• Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
• Access to the Council’s Vivup platform to access discounts and benefits

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Check.

Come along to find out more about the range of opportunities and meet some members of the finance team at our open evening event at the Council Offices (Civic Centre), on Tuesday 26 March, 5-7pm.

Closing date for applications: 22 April 2024
Interviews are scheduled for w/c: to be confirmed.

NOTE: Interviews are conducted throughout the application process. We reserve the right to close the vacancy at an earlier date and we strongly encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

You may also have experience in the following: Systems Accountant, Financial Systems, CCAB. Head of Finance, Financial Controller, Management Accountant, Finance Director, CIMA, ACCA, Finance Manager, etc.

REF-212 676