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Technical Accountant

 

About Three Rivers District Council

Three Rivers District in South West Hertfordshire straddles the north west corner of the M25 on the edge of Greater London. The district is a mixture of beautiful countryside, villages and small towns. The area has a diverse range of sectors and businesses and is a centre for the film industry with Warner Brothers at Leavesden forming part of a studio cluster along with Elstree and Pinewood is a short drive away.

At a glance

  • 700 historic assets and 22 conservation areas, 77% of the district is in the Green Belt.
  • 1,914 NNDR registered businesses with the economy providing 39,000 jobs
  • Very low crime rate
  • The district ranks highly for business registrations and start ups with a highly skilled and trained workforce, high employment levels with GVA and weekly earnings above average

The Department:

The Finance Service is part of a well established Shared Service between Three Rivers District Council and Watford Borough Council which also includes HR and ICT. Members of the finance team are employed by Three Rivers but work across both authorities.

As a shared service, we are a larger team than normally found at a district council which offers our team members a great balance between specialising in particular technical areas and gaining experience across a wide range of different disciplines. And, although neighbouring authorities, Three Rivers and Watford are diverse with a wide range of investments, assets, joint ventures, and regeneration projects.

The Role:

This role is one of two Technical Accountant roles within the Technical Finance Team (see structure chart for further details). As the Senior Technical Accountant, the post holder is a role model for and provides mentoring to the Technical Accountant (Career Grade).

The Technical Finance Team is at the heart of the Finance Shared Service for Three Rivers and Watford. This is a key role within the team delivering core statutory finance and business functions in the following areas for both councils:

  • Statement of Accounts and other statutory returns
  • Collection Fund accounting
  • Group Accounts
  • Company Accounts for wholly owned subsidiaries
  • Fixed Asset Register and annual valuations
  • Capital Accounting
  • Treasury Management
  • Taxation and VAT
  • Financial accounting and financial management support for the West Herts Crematorium Joint Committee

Responsibility for leading on these areas is shared between the Senior Technical Accountant and the Technical Accountant Career Grade. The work is supported by the Assistant Technical Accountant and Finance Support Officers.

What we are looking for:

A CCAB qualified accountant, with a broad range of knowledge and skills looking for increased responsibility, or a proven technical specialist looking to broaden their knowledge. You will be a motivated and flexible team-player with the capacity to take responsibility across a range of technical disciplines. You will be motivated by the challenge of delivering first-class financial services and committed to continuous improvement.

Agile Working

The Council has adopted an Agile Working Charter, and uses technology to enable its staff to work flexibly.  You will be expected to work from the Three Rivers House in Rickmansworth a minimum of 1 day per week and remotely for a minimum of three days per week.

What we offer:

£48,688 to £52,821 including London Weighting Factor plus £2,000 market supplement

We offer an excellent benefits package, including competitive salary, 28 days holiday - rising to 30 days (if applicable), a generous employer contribution pension scheme, life assurance, flexible working, career development, free on-site parking, cycle-to-work scheme, discounted leisure centre membership, employee volunteering schemes and access to discounted activities and days out.

Closing Date: 11th July 2022

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Hannah Doney, Head of Finance (T:) 01923 727129 / (E:) hannah.doney@threerivers.gov.uk or Rob Thurlow, Chief Accountant (T:) 01923 727083 / (E:) robert.thurlow@threerivers.gov.uk

A basic DBS check will be carried out for this post

Please apply here.