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Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
£37,379.55 - £41,074.15 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36.25 hours per week

Job Description

The Accountants are responsible for the provision of the core components of a comprehensive Accountancy Service and providing a business partner relationship to all areas of the Council: including the supervision and development of accountancy staff.   Areas include Departmental Revenue and Capital expenditure, Common Good, Trust Funds, and other bodies connected to the Council.  Specific areas of responsibility will be allocated by the Management Team and may be changed periodically.


Annual Accounts.

Financial Plan.

Revenue Budget Monitoring.

General financial service to Departments

Statistical Returns and Grant Claims

Capital Accounting, Loans Pool Accounting, and Income Assessments.

Operational line management, supervision and development of staff.

The Individual

2-3 years accountancy work experience 

Fully qualified CCAB or CIMA Accountant.

Ability to interpret, apply and explain technical policies, procedures, guidance and legislation.

Strong written and oral communications skills and an ability to deal effectively with queries and provide advice.

Self-confident and self-motivated.

Computer literate with a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

Strong customer focus.

You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the service.  Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van.

Committed and able to work under own initiative with minimum supervision.

Ability to manage workload, address conflicting priorities, meet deadlines (statutory and internal) working to a high degree of accuracy.

Politically sensitive and astute.

Ability to write clear, concise and easily understandable reports for Senior Officers and Members.

Experience of working under pressure and delivering work to deadlines.

Ability to establish confidence, credibility and trust.

Ability to contribute to the development of financial policies.

A flexible can do approach to new working practices and technology.

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

Flexibility to meet the needs and demands of the service.

Ability to work in a shared office.

Ability to work in different offices depending on the needs of the service.


Closing Date:  7 October 2022
Starting Salary:  £37,379.55
£19.83 per hour
36.25 hours per week for six months, thereafter this would revert to part-time at 0.7 FTE.
Proposed Interview Date:  TBC

For further information, contact Deborah O'Shea  07967 748986.