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Service Manager – Financial Accounting

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 11/12/2016 22:59
£54,395 - £57,707 per annum
Hours per week:
Full time
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
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Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Job details 

Closing date:
11 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Newcastle City Council, like many other local authorities, is facing big financial challenges at the moment. In this context of continuing austerity, it’s essential we make the best use of the remaining resources at our disposal, and that performance, efficiency and customer satisfaction are maximised as far as possible.

We have a service manager vacancy that is key to fulfilling our ambitions to provide a world class financial accounting function to the council, and meeting the challenge of closing down the annual accounts in line with the shorter timescales set by government. The role involves leading a team that is responsible for developing and maintaining the council’s financial systems, producing the annual statutory accounts and providing technical accounting and taxation advice to managers. Working alongside senior managers across the organisation you will need to use your leadership and managerial skills and expertise to ensure our financial systems continue to improve to meet the changing needs of the organisation, and that our monthly and annual financial reporting processes are efficient and effective.

To be successful in this role you will need a demonstrable track record of leading and managing highly performing teams, a sound knowledge of local authority accounting requirements, and experience of delivering improvement projects to financial systems and processes.

Reporting to the Assistant Director (Financial Services) your specific responsibilities will include leading a team that is responsible for:
• Preparing the annual statutory accounts for the council and a range of third party organisations.
• Developing and maintaining the council’s financial systems, and ensuring the integrity of financial information within the General Ledger.
• Providing technical accounting and taxation advice to managers across the council.
• Overseeing the council’s banking and treasury management activities.

For further information, or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Mark Nicholson on 0191 211 5115 or email mark.nicholson@newcastle.gov.uk.

Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk

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