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Senior Accountant (Maternity Cover)

Salary details: £31601 - £34538

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Dorset Councils Partnership
Dorchester, Dorset, North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth
Occupational group
Finance, Procurement, Revenues & Benefits
Salary details
£31,601 - £34,538
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
Chris Evans
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 838312
Closing Date
25 March 2018
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Senior Accountant (maternity cover) 

Full time 37 hours per week

Maternity cover - 12 months fixed term 

Grade 9 - £31,601 - £34,538

What you’re great at:

We are looking for a Finance professional to join the Dorset Councils Partnership.

You will undertake a wide variety of financial management and accounting duties including budgeting, budget monitoring and preparation of statement of accounts, bank reconciliations.

You will have experience using computerized financial information systems and Microsoft Excel using features such as links, lookup tables and IF statements.

You will be a confident communicator using different methods and styles and will have the ability to prioritise tasks and work to deadlines.

You will supervise a team of between 4-6 people including undertaking appraisals and regular 1-2-1 meetings.

What you will own and how you will grow:

You will have a forward thinking and creative approach and work with others to develop innovative solutions.

There will be opportunities to develop and assist with the delivery of a range of projects, develop close working relationships with teams across the Partnership and work within a department which takes a positive approach to personal and professional development.

In addition to your own workload, you will be required to support your colleagues and work flexibly across the Service as the need arises.

What we are about:

This is a pivotal time for our Councils, as we transform and modernise services to enable the partnership’s transformation ambitions.

The Partnership promotes innovative flexible working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.

Dorset Councils Partnership believes that people do their best work if we make it easier for them to meet their personal responsibilities.  The Partnership promotes innovative flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life.  The Partnership is committed to making our recruitment process barrier-free, and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

How to apply:

To apply for this job, please read through the job description and person specification attached to the right of this page then follow the ‘Apply for this job’ link.  In the ‘Relevant Experience’ section of the application you will be expected to explain how you meet the criteria for this role listed on the person specification.  When explaining how you meet the criteria, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience.

Please note that staff currently in the redeployment pool will have prior consideration for this position.

Closing date: 25th March 2018

Interview date: Week of 2nd April 2018

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