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.

3 x Accountancy Assistant

Closing date: 31/07/2024

Reference: REQ105517

37 hours / Permanent

29,269 - 31,364 *

Canolfan Rheidol, Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

There are opportunities in the Accountancy team within the Finance & Procurement Service for highly motivated and skilled individuals to come and work in a fast paced and dynamic financial environment, working with and supporting a range of Council services.

The roles will involve Budgeting, Financial Monitoring, Accounts Closure, Providing Financial Advice to Budget-holders and Financial management of Grant funding.

In exchange for your skills and interest, we will offer in return: 

  • from 27 up to 34 annual leave days per year (plus 8 public holidays) 
  • time off for Medical, Dental and Optician appointments 
  • generous Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • a range of learning and development opportunities 
  • salary sacrifice schemes including the Cycle to Work scheme, Additional Voluntary Pension Contributions 
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including discounted memberships to our local leisure centres, free and confidential counselling provision 
  • life-style savings and Vectis card and much more 

Although these opportunities are advertised as 37 hours per week, consideration would be given to term time working arrangements due to the nature of the work of one of the posts relating to supporting Schools in Ceredigion.

Job Description and Person Specification

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Carys Fowles (Assistant Accountant) on carys.fowles@ceredigion.gov.uk

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

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and adults at risk. As part of this commitment, certain roles within our organisation require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to assess the suitability of candidates. This role will require an Enhanced DBS check. Please note that the presence of previous convictions will not necessarily disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. We assess each applicant on a case-by-case basis, and take into account the nature and relevance of any convictions in relation to the responsibilities of the role. Our goal is to create an inclusive and supportive work environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. If you have any concerns or questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact us for clarification. Your privacy and dignity are of utmost importance to us throughout the recruitment process.

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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