Management Accountant (School & Education)

Location
Essex
Salary
£28,363 - £33,920 per annum (pro rata)
Posted
21 May 2019
Closes
21 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

A vacancy has arisen to support the Finance Lead (Children’s) and Senior Management Accountant in managing the Council’s financial position through the setting of the Children Education and Families Budget and schools budgets and supporting schools in the management of those budgets throughout the year. 

The role will include the relevant reporting of the financial position throughout the year to Headteachers, Governors, other outside institutions, Officers and Members and identifying options for improving the financial position.

It is expected that the successful application will be able to demonstrate reasonable knowledge of local government finance, schools funding and   professional accounting requirements. It would be helpful if the applicant had knowledge of school based accounting systems. 

The post is a permanent position of 22.5 hours per week.

In return for your commitment, Thurrock offers an excellent benefit package. For more details, https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/council-terms-and-conditions-of-employment/employment-benefits 

Closing Date: 16 June 2019

Please note: We reserve the right to withdraw this advert should we receive an adequate number of applications

Our vision – An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.

Thurrock is an exciting place to live and work. We are an emerging cultural and arts centre, home to the production centre for the Royal Opera House and the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills. We have retail and leisure that is among the best, with the magnificent intu Lakeside, and breath-taking countryside all around. There is over 1,000 acres of land ready for commercial development and there are likely to be 30,000 new homes built with transport links that can get you into London and other parts of the UK quickly and easily.

We are an area of massive growth; £6bn has already been invested by the private sector in Thurrock. We have seen 7,000 new jobs created, with a further 30,000 anticipated in the next 20 years, and 1,170 new businesses in the borough, with leading centres in ports and logistics, retail and creative industries.

Thurrock Council is an Investors in People (IIP) Gold accredited organisation and committed to equal opportunities. As a Disability Confident Employer, disabled people will be offered an interview where they meet all essential criteria on the person specification. We champion flexible working and job share applications are welcome.

We serve a diverse community where people are different yet equal. Diversity underpins everything we do.