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Job Reference: 56265


  • Stoke-on-TrentStaffordshire
  • £400 - £400 per day
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Accountant to work in Stoke. This position is initially for a period of 6 months and is paying £400.00 per day (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

  • To work as part of a developing commercially focused team to provide financial and commercial advice to a range of services and transformational projects across the Council.
  • To provide financial and commercial advice in relation to the procurement, negotiation, implementation and contract management of major Council projects and national finance initiatives.
  • To support the delivery of an integrated, robust financial planning process by the provision of high quality, accurate, timely and relevant information.
  • To ensure that all strategic and operational plans are supported by the provision of high quality, accurate, timely and relevant information and robust investment appraisals.
  • To provide high quality, accurate, relevant and timely monitoring and forecasting information.
  • To provide high quality, accurate, relevant and timely financial reporting information to meet statutory and stakeholder needs including service managers, Elected Members, partners, auditors and the public.
  • To provide direction, financial advice and guidance to stakeholders/service managers and working groups as required.
  • To assist the Team Manager in providing strategic financial direction for the City Council ensuring that all statutory requirements are adhered to and policy and performance standards are met.
  • To assist the Team Manager in dealing with financial management accounting, budgeting and reporting matters and to deputise as required.
  • To provide specialist financial services on behalf of the City Council.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide financial and commercial advice, support and information in respect of the strategic management, transformation and operational delivery of a range of council services. This will include development of financial and commercial aspects of business cases, securing approval of business cases from chief officers, elected members and external organisations.
  • To provide financial and commercial advice in relation to the procurement of major projects from specification, through bid evaluation and, negotiation including complex procurement requiring competitive dialogue.
  • Assisting in the establishment of operational contract management arrangements including financial management and accounting processes, procedures and reporting mechanisms.
  • To work closely with relevant project directors, project managers and multi-disciplinary project teams including internal and external advisers to successfully deliver projects in accordance with the Council’s corporate objectives and financial governance standards and within approved timescales.
  • To deliver high quality, efficient financial, accounting and budgeting services to support the City Council in delivering its corporate aims and objectives.
  • To contribute towards the compilation, monitoring and reporting of the Council’s integrated Medium Term Financial Strategy and other related plans.
  • To provide effective financial and accounting analysis in support of City Council projects and desired outcomes.
  • To provide strategic analysis and financial advice to stakeholders to support the Council in its delivery of corporate aims and objectives.
  • To contribute towards the delivery of the Council’s statutory Statement of Accounts in line with professional and statutory requirements.
  • To contribute towards the formulation, implementation and review of all appropriate service plans.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: CCAB Qualified with full current membership and CPD participation.
  • Experience: Record of success in supporting sustainable improvements with the ability to help translate strategic objectives into operational plans.
  • Compliance: References covering the last 2 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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