Head Of Accountancy - FS5

Gosport, Hampshire
£67,104 p.a
10 Apr 2019
05 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Gosport Borough Council is looking to appoint an experienced finance professional who will provide the day to day lead in all financial and management accounting functions and be involved in all key business decisions of the Council.  This key management role will deputise for the Chief Finance Officer (Section 151 Officer) and will lead the Financial Services Team in the provision of the full range of accountancy, exchequer, banking and treasury management functions.

The ideal candidate will be a fully qualified accountant, preferably CIPFA, with substantial post qualification experience and have exposure of working at a senior level.  Significant experience of the preparation of statutory accounts, budget preparation and overall financial strategy  is essential. Undertaking financial evaluations, providing financial advice and presenting financial information in an engaging way to colleagues and elected members are important aspects of the role.  Crucially, the candidate will lead by example bringing a positive, professional and collaborative approach to all aspects of the role and will form constructive relationships across the Council.

The post is permanent and full time (37 hours per week) and we can offer you working arrangements that will promote a healthy  work-life balance, including generous annual leave (depending on the length of local government service) plus bank holidays; and a flexible working hours scheme.  You will have membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme.

The borough of Gosport in Hampshire is a diverse, attractive coastal area with a naval heritage creating a uniquely desirable and interesting place in which to live and work.

How to apply?

There are 3 ways to apply:

  • By post or email – use the How to apply documents below
  • Online – apply using our online form.

You will need to demonstrate transferable skills from your current or previous employment against each of the points described in the Person Specification.

Please do not send a C.V.

Closing date: 5th May 2019

Interviews: Week commencing the week of the 13th May 2019

All applicants will be advised once short listing has been completed after the closing


The Council is committed to equal opportunities for all.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

As part of any recruitment process, Gosport Borough Council collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants.  Gosport Borough Council is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Completing and sending an application in for a vacancy is your consent for us to process your data for the purpose of the recruitment.  Your data is not used in any other way and you can withdraw your consent at any point in the recruitment process and we will destroy or delete your information.

For more detailed information on what we collect how we use, store, delete date and your rights you can access a privacy statement on the Council’s website https://www.gosport.gov.uk/sections/your-council/data-protection/data-protection-privacy-notice/