Assistant Accountant (Temporary) (2 Posts)

Motherwell, UK
12 Apr 2019
12 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified
Job Advertisement Located within the Council's headquarters at the Civic Centre, Motherwell you will be a confident, enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a positive disposition. You will be required to display initiative and work well within a team environment. You will assist in the development and implementation of financial and budgetary control systems, performance management frameworks and Service Level Agreements, as well as undertaking detailed monitoring of both capital and revenue income and expenditure in accordance with the Financial Regulations. Your main duties will include budget preparation and monitoring, assistance in completing statutory accounts and statistical returns, provision of financial support to projects, assisting with the provision of financial support and assurances regarding the Council's Arms-Length External Organisations and provision of responsive and accessible financial advice and support to budget holders and other client officers. In addition, you will be required to support Accountants and Finance Managers in the development and maintenance of key financial procedural documents, preparation of Service Level Agreements, development of financial systems and, where appropriate, supervise and direct the activities of staff. In undertaking these tasks, you will be responsible for ensuring compliance with the Council's financial regulations and schemes of financial delegation. You will, therefore, require extended practical experience within a finance environment, experience of financial ledger / accounting systems and experience of using spreadsheets and databases and be able to evidence analytical, numeracy, communication and interpersonal skills. Additionally, the key duties of the post requires knowledge of online financial management information systems and modern software packages, along with the ability to organise work effectively to meet deadlines. You must have an HNC in Accounting, Association of Accounting Technician Qualification (Level 6) or equivalent accounting qualification. Knowledge and experience of public sector accounting, report writing and presentation skills and the ability to manage a diverse and varied workload are desirable, but not essential. A commitment to your own learning and development, Association of Accounting Technician qualification (Level 8) and an ability to travel to offices within the Council's boundaries are also desirable. These posts are temporary until 30th April 2020. Please note, from 1st April 2019 all new employees to North Lanarkshire Council will be paid on a 4-weekly basis. Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151. North Lanarkshire Council - Recruitment Charter This job was originally posted as