Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council are seeking an experienced, AAT qualified Accounting Technician to join the Financial Planning & Control department. Southend-on-Sea Borough Council employs around 1,700 staff, who work together to deliver a wide range of services that meet the needs of those who live, work and visit Southend-on-Sea.
Your new role
As the Accounting Technician, you will confidentially lead and support the existing Technical/Control team of five staff. You will contribute to the financial administration of Southend Borough Council to ensure operations are as economic and effective as possible to meet departmental and corporate targets. You will be responsible for the day to day liaison with the Council's bank and BACS provider and the management of the income management process. You will also be required to provide assistance with the preparation and presentation of the annual accounts.
What you'll need to succeed
An excellent accounting professional; you will already have experience of working in a finance environment and managing procedures in connection with the operation of computerised financial systems. Knowledge of the preparation of year-end accounts and Unit 4 Business World (Agresso) would be an advantage but not essential.
What you'll get in return
In return, you will be paid between £29,909 - £30,756 per annum and will have access to a range of benefits offered by the council, such as:
Flexible Working Hours, Salary and Pension Scheme, Employee Schemes including Childcare vouchers, a Cycle2Work scheme and a SalarySacrifice4Cars scheme. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council can be found on the "Jobs at the council" webpage.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply online' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Lauren Stebbing at Hays on 01702 352452. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.