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Project Accountant

Employer
Kings Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
Location
Based at King’s Court Council Office, King’s Lynn
Salary
up to £53,919 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Sector
Finance / Banking / Insurance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Function
Project Manager

We have an opportunity for you to join our financial services team as  qualified Project Accountant reporting to the Financial Services Manager.

You will be responsible for interpreting accounting regulations, advising upon project appraisals, and monitoring financials aspects of the Capital program and its revenue impact. You will advise upon and determine options for financial aspects of the Council’s wide array of projects that extend over several years and using various funding sources, at times, in liaison with the Council’s partners. The postholder is also a key contributor to the Council’s Financial Accounting Statements and other accounting return documentation.

You will be a fully qualified accountant (CIPFA or equivalent), with proven post qualification experience in public sector finance, and knowledge of accounting regulations and practices. Experienced in communicating effectively within multi-disciplinary teams, along with project and service managers across the Council and its companies to ensure that they have a clear financial picture to enable effective decision making and budgetary control.

You will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of and skills in accounting software as used by complex organisations and IT packages including experience of Excel and Word. Experience of management is desirable to ensure the delivery of key accounting functions to a high standard and to tight deadlines.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we would like you to apply to join our team. In return we can offer you a competitive salary, performance related pay, and a generous annual leave entitlement which includes an office closure between Christmas and New Year, membership of the local government pension scheme and flexible working opportunities.

Please apply online or contact us at personnel@west-norfolk.gov.uk

Closing date: 3 December 2023.

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