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Accounting Technician

Southend-on-sea, Essex
Remote Working
Remote Working
£21.03 Per Hour
Job Type
20 Sep 2022

Accounting Technician (part time) Your new organisationSouthend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary local authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. We employ around 1,800 staff who are working alongside our partners and local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Southend itself is a vibrant place to live and work, offering coastal living alongside excellent and fast transport links into London.Working for Southend-on-Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment. As a Unitary Authority we are responsible for all local government functions ranging from regulatory services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, social services, community safety and education, so we offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of our economy and communities and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects makes our Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.Your new roleAn opportunity has arisen for an Accounting Technician to join the Finance team on a part time (20 hours - flexible) and temporary contract (until 31/03/2022 - with potential to be permanent). This role will be based within a friendly and forward-thinking team and will involve working from the office at times but will predominantly be working from home.As an Accounting Technician, you will oversee the work on all relevant reconciliations including bank and cash reconciliations, ensuring their timely completion. You will ensure reconciliation differences are resolved and implement solutions to ensure these differences are not ongoing. You will also be required to line manage the Senior Accountancy Assistant (reconciliations) and ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes for completion of reconciliations. You may also be required to support the Finance Manager in providing a full range of accountancy information and services for Council Directorates and Portfolio holders in accordance with departmental standards and timetables set. To request a copy of the full job description, please contact Uzo Nebechi via email mailto: What you'll need to succeedTo be successful in this role, you will have proven experience of working within a busy Finance / Accounting team. Demonstrable experience in daily/monthly bank reconciliations is vital for this post and your application will not be progressed otherwise. Experience with the financial arrangements relating to services provided by local authorities would be advantageous.You will be able to demonstrate skills in relation to maintaining effective partnerships with both internal and external stakeholders and evidence collaborative working and supportive relationships with a wide variety of partners. Line management experience will be advantageous but not essential.To be considered for this role you need to be AAT finalist / qualified or part qualified of one of the recognised main accountancy bodies (CCAB).What you need to do nowIf you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV. Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above so you are advised to apply as soon as you are able to. The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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  • Job Reference: 717076455-2
  • Date Posted: 20 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
    Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
  • Location: Southend-on-sea, Essex
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £21.03 Per Hour
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent