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Senior Accountant

Role Responsibility

We have an opportunity for a KR11 Senior Accountant in Finance, within the 0-25 Revenue Team, Kent County Council (KCC). This post is offered on a full-time, permanent basis, starting Summer 2021. Both internal and external applicants are welcome. Please see attached job description for full details.

 The Role

The successful applicant will be a Qualified Accountant and/or with proven ability to do the job, with technical knowledge of Revenue budget monitoring and accounting.  The role is responsible for providing finance and budget control advice, robust challenge and direction to service leads for several services.

You will have excellent spreadsheet skills (Microsoft Excel) and be a competent user of other Microsoft office software e.g. Word and Outlook. You will have a wide knowledge of the Authority’s accounting system, Oracle CP, BI and iProc.  You will have extensive knowledge of budget setting, monitoring, and closure of accounts, and other Revenue finance processes.  You will have good communication skills and wide experience of working with senior officers, Heads of service, and budget managers.  While being able to work in a self-directed and well organised way, you will be part of a team and will be expected to work alongside other accountants to achieve shared objectives.

This post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Contact Details

For further information on this role please contact Charlotte Pullen, Revenue Finance Manager 0-25 on 03000 416591

About the Company

KCC is committed to building a workforce which reflects the diversity of the county's working residents, encouraging applications from people of all ages, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds and faiths, and aspires to create an inclusive workplace where everyone can be themselves at work.

Please note – if you are interested, please apply as soon as possible as the closing date for this advert may be earlier than stated should a number of suitably qualified candidates apply.

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