Senior Accounting & Finance Officer (Capital Team)

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 03/12/2023 23:59
Band 12 £39,186 - £42,403 pa
Hours per week:
37 hpw - Hybrid working (two days in the office, three working from home)
Job Category:
Finance / Benefits / Revenues / Procurement
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre, Hartlepool
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Closing date:
3 Dec
Further Information
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled and motivated finance professional to join an inclusive, successful and well respected finance service as a Senior Accounting and Finance Officer to support the delivery of the Council’s exciting and ambitious Capital Programme.  Over £165m of capital investment will be delivered into Hartlepool in the coming years, supporting the delivery of Council services and significantly boost economic regeneration in the area.

Major schemes include; transport connectivity improvements, a new wellbeing and leisure facility ‘Highlight’, waterfront improvements; and,
the creation of a Screen Production Village. 

The ideal candidate will have experience of capital budget preparation, capital budgetary control, and closure of accounts, as well as having excellent proven IT skills. Working as part of a newly centralised established Capital Team, you will have a range of high profile duties including:

assisting budget holders in understanding and managing their capital budget position as part of the budget monitoring process;

the preparation of capital final accounts and the annual statutory accounts in accordance with relevant accounting and statutory requirements;

the compilation of relevant claims, returns and financial statistics and liaison with external auditors, grant providers and other external agencies;

For this role you will have local authority experience and as a minimum you will be AAT qualified or equivalent. 

Hartlepool is a vibrant and energetic town with growing prospects. As an authority we want to make Hartlepool the best it possibly can be and want dedicated, driven and committed staff to help us achieve that.  In return we can offer a range of benefits including enhanced work life balance with 27 days paid holiday per year (rising to 32 days after 5 years’ service) in addition to Public Bank Holidays and the ability to purchase additional annual leave; flexible working arrangements including hybrid working and flexitime. 

In addition you will have access to a Local Government Career Average Pension Scheme with employer contributions; a generous Occupational Sick Pay scheme; Occupational Maternity and Adoption schemes and access to a range of other benefits including discounts and savings on everyday purchases and days out. 

For an informal discussion please contact Sandra Shears, Head of Finance – Corporate & Schools (01429) 523119 

Closing date: 3rd December, 2023, midnight  
Please note
This job is closed for applications.