We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Accountancy Assistant

Closing date: 01/10/2023

Reference: REQ104937

Internal Only

37 hours / Temporary

27,344 - 29,439 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Only current employees may apply for this job.

We are looking to recruit an Accountancy Assistant to join our Core Finance Team on a full-time temporary contract to cover Maternity leave.

You will support the Service Manager and Assistant Accountant in carrying out their responsibilities to provide accurate and timely financial services. To assist to provide financial control over the Council’s income and Expenditure bank accounts, the Council’s Loan Schemes, the Welsh Church fund, and administer the Child Burial grants. To submit the Income VAT return in a timely manner to be submitted to HMRC with the Council’s monthly VAT return, by the deadline given. To assist with the Multi-Million pound Capital Programme coding structure and to provide cover to the Treasury Management team.

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language.

We are committed to developing our people and will not only provide support to enable you to quickly and confidently take ownership of this role’s key areas of responsibility but in addition, we are committed to supporting your development in order that you can progress your career with us. Furthermore, in exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working hours, competitive annual leave allowance, lifestyle savings and employee wellbeing packages.

Job Description and Person Specification

Interviews with be held: 10/10/2023

Should you require any further information about this role please contact: Liz Jones, Accountancy Assistant on Liz.jones@ceredigion.gov.uk or 01970 633122.

Note: We reserve the right to extend the application closing date.

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Finance and Procurement

We ensure the Council remains financially resilient through careful and responsible monitoring of funds, effective corporate procurement, prompt and accurate payments of financial assessments/creditors and timely collection of local taxation/debts.

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