Current vacancies - Service Accountant

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Job title
Service Accountant
Service and Directorate
Grade F: £27,925.50 - £32,528.50
Weekly hours
37 hours per week, permanent
The Job
Are you a motivated, dynamic individual looking for a fresh challenge? Do you want to help make a difference to the Council for the future? Why not become our next Service Accountant?

The Finance Team provides support across a wide range of Council and associated company activities, which provides an exciting backdrop for new team members. In addition, the Finance Team is seeking to evolve so that it can provide support in the complex world of a modern local authority.

This role is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the changing landscape of local government funding and help support the Council through the upcoming government funding reforms to be ready for the future.

In this role, you will support the financial management of the Collection Fund and other funding streams of the Council. It gives you a chance to learn and develop all aspects of the Business Rates Scheme and the Council Tax Setting process. From the preparation of budgets, budget monitoring, through to the annual closedown of accounts as well as financial analysis and reporting.

The Finance Team work flexibly and have a hybrid arrangement between Bodicote House, Banbury and home working.

Cherwell is a forward-looking organisation willing to invest in its staff to drive improvements and provide first class services. There is potential to build on your existing skills and experience and further development opportunities may include CIPFA training and Apprenticeship opportunities.
The Person
We are looking for a fully qualified AAT member or equivalent with a depth and range of practical accounting experience ideally in a local authority setting.

You will have good excel skills and the ability to analyse complex data. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills to support others to have a good understanding of financial matters of varying complexity.

You will enjoy working in a team but will also be comfortable working on your own to meet tight deadlines.
The Benefits

The Council is an equal opportunities employer and has flexible working practices.
• A generous annual leave entitlement
• Opportunity to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
• Cycle to work scheme
• Incremental pay award (after one years’ service)
Closing date
Wednesday 5 October 2022
Interview date
Thursday 13 October 2022
Additional information
For more information, please contact Lynsey Parkinson, Finance Business Partner – Corporate on 01295 221739. To download a recruitment pack and apply for the post, please visit our website or contact Human Resources on 01295 221767 or email You may need to try applying from a desktop device if you have any problems downloading the application form. Please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources.
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