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Southbank House Southbank Business Park Kirkintilloch, G66 1NH
£44,272.07 - £49,874.52 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Summary

The Finance team is looking to recruit an Education Accountant. 

You will be working in the Finance team supporting the Principal Accountant.  This role will provide support for Education.  This role is varied and challenging requiring a diligent and resilient character with strong excel skills.

Contribute to the delivery of a financial accounting and advisory service which will develop the financial framework and controls within which the Council operates, ensuring that financial information is customer focused and fully compliant with all relevant accounting codes, regulations and legislation.

Contribute to the delivery of a financial planning and monitoring service which will meet the needs of all stakeholders, and will ensure that the Council can fulfil its budget responsibilities, Including ensuring the Education management team are fully aware of their responsibilities.

You should have knowledge of local government finance, accounting principles and financial information systems.  Excellent ICT and spreadsheet skills are essential to this post A fully qualified membership of a recognised CCAB is essential.

PVG / Disclosure Scotland

The following criteria applies to all roles within East Dunbartonshire Council where PVG/Disclosure checks are essential criteria.

Where the post you are applying for is considered Regulated Work under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007, successful candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to confirmation of employment being made by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Please note, successful candidates will be expected to meet the cost of the relevant check which will be deducted from the successful candidate’s first salary payment.

In specific circumstances the payment could be deducted in instalments from an employee’s wages following commencement of employment. Approval in such circumstances will be made by HR Services Lead.

Should an employee leave in advance of the payment being deducted, the full amount will be deducted from the employee’s final salary.

The criteria outlined above will apply to existing employees of East Dunbartonshire Council who apply for roles for which a PVG/Disclosure check is required.


Charter of Commitment

The commitment by East Dunbartonshire Council to job applicants is as follows:

• Individuals will be treated in a polite, friendly and welcoming manner.

• Equalities monitoring will be conducted to ensure a fair and equitable process with screening being carried out to anonymise sensitive information such as age, gender and disability.

• The information that we receive will be treated in confidence and with discretion. Only the relevant HR representative/team and the relevant service will see the application form.

• We will encourage and welcome applications from applicants under the disability symbol. Where the essential criteria are met an interview will be offered to those applying under the disability symbol.

• We will be pleased to make any reasonable adjustments to ensure accessibility at the interview.

• We will advise you within reasonable time after the closing date if you have not met the interview criteria. (Normally within 4 weeks)

• We will advise you of meeting the criteria for interview normally within 3 weeks.

• We will advise you if you have been successful or unsuccessful at the interview stage as soon as practically possible.



East Dunbartonshire Council

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