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Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
£24,429.60 - £25,937.60 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

The Accountancy Technicians are responsible for assisting in the provision of a comprehensive Accountancy Service to all areas of the Council. Areas include Departmental Revenue and Capital expenditure, Common Good, Trust Funds, and other bodies connected to the Council.  The post-holder will primarily be assigned to budget monitoring support across all departments and also to support one main Department, (which will be subject to rotation), however duties are not restricted to this department.

These posts are recognised Training Posts, within an approved Scheme.  The postholder is required to study for a suitable Accountancy Qualification (e.g. HNC/D or AAT) as approved by the Head of Financial Services.  The choice of study programme will be agreed between the candidate and the Principal Accountant (Training).

The tasks and responsibilities of the postholder will be those commensurate with experience and ability as agreed at six monthly appraisal interviews with the Technician’s line manager and Principal Accountant (Training) and signed off by the Head of Financial Services. The placement on the salary scale on appointment will also reflect this.



Preparation of the Budget Monitoring Reports

Budget Monitoring Enquiries

Preparation of invoices and other financial transactions for processing

Assist in the Annual Accounts/Annual Reports, Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) and Financial Planning process

General Ledger Training

Perform Ad hoc tasks as required

This Job Description is intended to provide a clear but concise statement of the present MAJOR TASKS and ACTIVITIES of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all the duties of the post.


The Individual

Work experience in a similar environment in the UK

4 SQA Standard Grades or equivalent (achieved in 1 diet to include Maths & English, at level 3 or above)

2 SQA Highers or equivalent at level 3 or above

Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages including Excel

Self confident and self motivated

Aptitude for working with figures.

Ability to work to deadlines.

Ability to accurately record data

Flexible attitude to work allocation.

Ability to work as part of a team.

Desire and commitment for further education

Effective communication skills; oral and written

Willingness to accept direction/delegation

Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality

Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service

Ability to work in an open plan office

Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements


Closing Date: Tuesday 13 February 2024

Starting Salary: £24,429.60

Hours per week: 36.25

£12.96 per hour


Proposed Interview Date: w/c 27 February 2024

For further information, please contact Deb O'Shea 07967 748986


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