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Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
£27,592 - £34,965 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Part Time
21 hours per week

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Finance Services

Accounting Officer (Corporate Finance) (2 Posts)

1 x 35 hours per week
1 x 21 hours per week

£29,857 - £32,850 / £33,343 – £37,230 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

The post holder will be required to undertake a range of duties within the Corporate Finance Section of the Finance Service. In particular, you will assist in the continuing development of the final accounts process, accounting for fixed assets and the production of the Council’s annual financial statements. You will provide Council Services with high quality financial advice, ensuring the maintenance of sound financial and accounting practice and adherence to Council procedures. You will also be expected to liaise with staff across a range of disciplines both within the council and external agencies, including external audit.

To be appointed at G8:
Candidates will hold an HNC in Accounting or equivalent or, where the essential qualification is not held, significant relevant experience is required.

To be appointed at G9:
Candidates will hold a relevant professional qualification or, where the essential qualification is not held, significant relevant experience is required.

Candidates will, ideally, have previous experience of working within a finance environment and have a good understanding of local government finance. You should possess excellent communication skills and be able to produce written work to a high standard. You will have sound numerical and analytical skills and be familiar with computer based financial systems.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of achievement, with the ability to work under pressure and deliver priorities within fixed timescales.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Shonagh Merriman, Accounting Manager (Corporate Finance) on 01856 873535 Ext. 2105.

Closing Date: Sunday 10 October 2021

Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.

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