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Corporate Manager – Service Accountancy

Closing date: 28/07/2024

Reference: REQ105459

37 hours / Permanent

59,904 - 62,243 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

The successful candidate may be eligible to up to a maximum of £8,000 (including VAT) towards the cost of expenses incurred due of relocating to Ceredigion.

For further information please email humanresources@ceredigion.gov.uk. For more information about the county of Ceredigion and the enviable lifestyle it offers please click here.

A significant career opportunity has arisen within the Finance & Procurement Service for a qualified accountant to lead our Service Accountancy team and join us to be part of Team Ceredigion.

You must be highly motivated and capable of taking a leading role in managing the Council’s financial affairs. You should be capable of being a Ceredigion Corporate Manager, which will require you to adopt a wider leadership role, taking a holistic corporate approach and allowing you to exert your influence on how the Council operates.

You will be directly responsible for a wide range of financial matters including Budgeting, Financial Monitoring, Accounts Closure for Services, Providing Financial advice and the Financial management of Grant funded schemes. You will be the main point of contact for Council Services for key financial input and advice and you will also act where the Council is the Lead Accountable body for regional functions.

You will also support the Corporate Lead Officer: Finance & Procurement, acting as Deputy Section 151 officer alongside the Corporate Manager: Corporate Finance and be an essential part of the Service’s management team.

Our offer to you 

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.

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including flexible working, competitive annual leave allowance, enhanced family benefits, lifestyle savings and employee health and wellbeing packages. More information about our wide-ranging employee benefits can be found here.

We believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits:  

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs. 

    Job Description and Person Specification

    For further information please contact: Duncan Hall, Corporate Lead Officer: Finance & Procurement, duncan.hall@ceredigion.gov.uk or 01970 633121 

    Interviews are expected be held week commencing 02.09.24 

    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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