- Location: West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, EH54 6FF
- Salary: £25,978.00 - £29,206.00 per year
- Contract Type: Permanent
- Position Type: Full Time
- Hours: 36 hours per week
Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.
The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 27 October 2019. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels
The current economic climate, and the implications for public sector finances, demonstrates the importance of sound financial planning and support within local government.
This role contributes to a comprehensive range of financial services provided to senior officers, budget holders and elected members.
Key aspects of the role include financial and management accounting, development of financial strategy, option appraisal and providing financial advice and working closely with a range of council staff and community planning partners.
The post requires a sound level of accounting expertise and the ability to communicate effectively with finance colleagues and a wide range of staff throughout the council and in external organisations. The role will include opportunities to contribute proactively to cross cutting initiatives both within the Financial Management Unit and across the council. You should also have the ability to operate successfully in a dynamic team working environment, with a proactive attitude and approach. The postholder will be expected to set and meet high quality performance standards and continually strive to surpass these standards for their own and the team performance.
You must have a HNC in Accounting or related subject, membership of ATT or part qualified accountancy qualification (CCAC or CIMA), with a knowledge of local government finance, however experience of working in a finance capacity in the public sector is not essential.