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Senior Accountant

Ashford Borough Council
Ashford, Kent
£42,135 to £46,701 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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Corporate Services, Administration, Corporate Management Team, Finance
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Full time
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This is a great career opportunity to establish a high profile and a strong reputation working for an authority that genuinely values the importance of making sure the council is economically sound and can create a vibrant place for its residents, businesses and visitors.

We currently have a strong financial position and as a result we are able to build a future of economic prosperity and growth for our residents and businesses. We are actively investing in key infrastructure, housing and commercial opportunities and we are seeking an experienced finance professional to provide expertise and innovative commercial thinking to help us continue our journey.

Although this is a career-graded post we are looking to appoint at Senior Accountant level where you will be the finance lead for services with the provision of complex business advice and guidance on financial matters and support to service managers where it is essential that you have CCAB or CIMA qualification.  This role will also lead on the Collection Fund and work with the new Ashford Port Health Service assisting with setting fees and charges to ensure the operations are cost recoverable.

You will also be responsible for leading on the closure of Accounts in conjunction with the Accountancy Manager.  You will also be producing and presenting reports to management and members on a regular basis.

In order to excel in this role you will need to have experience in:

·     Preparation of Final Accounts

·     Revenue Budgeting

·     Budget monitoring

For an informal discussion please contact Lee Foreman, Accountancy Manager on 01233 330509 or Maria Stevens, Head of Finance and IT on 01233 330547

Ashford is just 38 minutes from London by train; set in great countryside and close to the channel coast; with excellent schools and house prices that are lower than in much of the south east. The quality of life is excellent.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including salary-linked pension scheme, agile working, and generous holiday entitlement.

Ashford Borough Council recognises the need to ensure the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults when they come into contact with the services we provide

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces Community


Ashford's countryside is full of attractions; the North Down, the flat farmlands, the exposed areas of the Romney Marsh and the mixture of woods and rolling countryside of the Weald of Kent.

Leisure activities include hot air ballooning, gliding, golf, angling and walking. There is also an opportunity to watch international athletics at the Julie Rose Stadium.

Ashford is situated at the centre of the Channel Tunnel corridor. Within the corridor is the world's busiest roll-on-roll-off shipping terminal at Dover, the Channel Tunnel and Euro Tunnel at Folkestone, the M20 motorway, five domestic railway lines, High Speed 1 and the Eurostar International Passenger Terminal. There is also easy access to Kent International Airport (Manston) and the deep-water port at Sheerness. Such an extensive communications network has generated a varied commercial base. Ashford boasts Europe's most modern livestock market and award winning English wines, racing dinghies, rocking horses, goldsmiths and roulette wheels.

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01233 331111
Civic Centre
Tannery Lane
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