Accounting Technician (unqualified) Job at Essex County Council – in Chelmsford
Accounting Technician (unqualified)
Fixed Term, 12 months
Up to £23,488 per annum
Closing Date: 16th May 2021
- This position will initially, in line with current government guidance be based from home, with an expectation of being home based for the foreseeable future. However, when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options.
This role will contribute to the delivery of a high performing, customer focused service. The Accounting Technician will deliver all aspects of financial management information to both the members of the management accounting team and budget holders to ensure quality of information is provided to stakeholders. It supports the efficient running of the Finance Hub and works effectively to meet customer requirements by ensuring information is delivered efficiently within agreed timeframes.
It requires the provision of high-quality advice, information, analysis and interpretation to finance colleagues to underpin effective decision making and meet financial governance requirements across the business. Either partly or fully qualified this post holder is expected to build strong relationships with finance colleagues and relevant stakeholders across the Council.
You will provide timely, accurate information and advice to budget holders to ensure they allow effective management of budgets, support the development of financial plans and assist them in carrying out their financial duties.
As an Accounting Technician, you will be expected to support the Finance Hub and deal with low and medium level budget holder queries.
Undertake some analysis of financial and performance data and provide financial advice. In addition, develop some understanding of unit costs and drivers in order to assess variances in a robust manner.
Build a strong understanding of all financial management and reporting systems and processes, ensuring clarity on financial systems and processes to maximise efficiency ensuring proper reconciliation and control procedures are in place.
Deliver accurate financial estimates, forecasts and plans ensuring all identified risks are quantified and appropriately recorded.
Support the financial management of the Capital Programme for colleagues.
Support the timely delivery and preparation of information for business case submissions from a financial perspective, quality assuring the information provided.
Deliver information to support the annual accounts closure programme as requested and in accordance with the agreed timetable.
We are also seeking fully qualified candidates. For further details or to apply please click following link https://www.workingforessex.com/apply/accounting-technician-(qualified)-1532/
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
5 GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths & English, working towards AAT or other vocational accounting qualification.
Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
Experience of working with financial management issues and find solutions.
Experience of process and practice improvements within a finance setting.
Experience of providing financial advice, challenge and support to budget holders
Working with a range of financial systems and processes and supporting their development.
Working proactively with colleagues within the Finance Hub and across the finance function.
Ability to establish credibility with budget holders, finance colleagues and other stakeholders.
Benefits / Rewards Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/
As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.
If you have queries on this role or require anything further, please email [email protected] or call us on 0333 013 5888. Lines are open Monday to Friday between 08:30 – 16:30.
Company: Essex County Council –
Company Location: Chelmsford