Senior Accountant

Northallerton, North Yorkshire
£39,880 to £46,845
31 Aug 2020
20 Sep 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The finance team provides financial advice and support across the council, as well as to other partner organisations including Selby District Council, Ryedale District Council, North York Moors National Parks Authority and the companies of which we are a shareholder.

Compared to more traditional accountancy roles, these positions will give you the opportunity to be an enabler to managers, whilst influencing and challenging as appropriate. You will be an ambassador for customer self-help as you support budget managers to monitor and manage their own budgets through maximising technology. Our senior accountants support a wide variety of front-line services, including children, adults, business, social care, highways and IT, delivering efficient services that add value. We also provide technical financial services, services to schools and early years providers, as well as external customers, including the North Yorkshire Pension Fund and an increasing number of commercial companies.

About the role

Due to the continued growth of the service, we have a Senior Accountant vacancy available to manage a team within the service. As Senior Accountant, you will undertake a lead role in the finances of the relevant area of the authority, as well as leading and managing the day to day operations of the team. The role will require you to work closely with other services across the council, including senior management and possibly Members and also other teams within the finance service. In addition to specialist responsibilities, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the operation and development of the wider finance team, ad hoc project work, as well as having staff management responsibilities.

Following the outbreak of Covid-19, the Finance service is currently successfully working from home, making good use of the technology that we have with all meetings conducted remotely through Skype and Teams. It is anticipated that this arrangement will continue for the foreseeable future. Due to the nature of the service, it is considered that the role will benefit from flexible working going forward with work taking place both at home and in the office.

About you

You are a proactive individual with strong leadership, organisation and communication skills, with the ability to lead, enthuse, motivate, inform and develop a small team of finance professionals. You'll also be able to work effectively with senior managers across a broad range of service areas.

You are proficient, professional and confident, together with an inclusive and helpful approach. You are able to take ownership of a number of key areas within the finance team, ensuring high levels of service is maintained.

Key dates

Closing date: Midnight on 20 September 2020

Interview date: 1st October

Contact us

For an informal discussion about these opportunities, please contact Vicki Dixon, Head of Finance - Business Partner Services on 01609 532206 or email