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Senior Accountant

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
Band G, SCP32 - 37 (£35,745 - £40,876 per annum) (£18.53 - £21.19 per hour)
Closing date
12 Aug 2021

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This post is fixed term for a 12 month period

We are looking to recruit to a Senior Accountant on a fixed term basis for 12 months within the Finance Team. This is to provide additional capacity in a number of areas.

Reporting to a Principal Accountant, your role will involve the provision of financial information, giving advice and guidance to budget holders and service managers throughout the financial cycle.

You will be expected to complete financial appraisals for capital projects with specific focus on our “Towns Fund”.

You will be assisting with the implementation of new accounting standards such as IFRS 16 and a new fixed asset register system.

You will be required to contribute to the production of the Statement of Accounts and provision of working papers for external auditors.

The successful person will come to us with extensive experience in a public sector financial management environment and must be qualified Accounting Technician or equivalent or part qualified member of a chartered accounting body.

You will be required to work from home initially.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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