Financial Accounting Assistant

GBP29121 - GBP30384 per annum +
08 Jun 2021
06 Jul 2021
Buckinghamshire County Council
Full Time


This is an exciting time to be joining the Corporate Finance team. The new Council has ambitious plans to help shape a post-Covid environment to meet the service needs of our residents and local communities, as well as supporting sustainable development in the County.

Being a newly formed unitary Council, provides a unique opportunity to deliver a coordinated approach to support the local recovery, town centre regeneration to meet future needs, tackling climate change and ensuring the Council can meet the needs of residents and service users whilst also delivering value for money to the local taxpayer.

About us

In order to help achieve these aims we need ambitious candidates across a range of Corporate Finance roles to help provide a strong corporate framework that helps the organisation to deliver its objectives.

From the financial support of major projects to technical financial advice to enable the Council to be innovative in its approach. From ensuring strong financial controls are in place to helping the Council to be as tax efficient as it can be.

About the role

As part of this role you will need to have the following experience:

AAT Qualified

  • Assist in the year-end closing and preparation of annual accounts.
  • Coordinate and perform timely and accurate Balance Sheet and Bank Account Reconciliations.
  • Support financial systems upgrades and development.
  • Assist in the maintenance of Council's Asset-Register, including asset valuations and capital accounting.

Assist in Collection Fund accounting.

About you

If you are enthusiastic, customer-focussed and ambitious, with significant experience of working in a Public Sector environment (preferably Local Government), excellent communication & problem-solving skills, and experience of working in a dynamic environment, we would like to hear from you if you are interested in this role!

Other information

We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.
For further information please contact Ramesh Prashar - Head of Finance - Communities

Our values

We have a set of values, which our employees have chosen, that represent what we are - Proud, Ambitious, Collaborative and Trustworthy.

By joining Buckinghamshire Council, you can expect:

  • a fair and inclusive culture
  • the chance to really make a difference to those around you
  • health and well-being initiatives including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and mindfulness workshops
  • a unified voice through our Employee Representative Group
  • ongoing support, and the opportunity to develop and progress in your career with us
  • opportunities to take part in fun activities such as fundraising and social events

About the Business Unit

Resources cover a wide range of specialisms, including Human Resources, Finance, ICT and Business Operations. Our main focus is supporting the other directorates to provide the best possible service to our residents. To do that, we have to make sure we have the right people in the right roles across the organisation. From our finance teams, working strategically to ensure the best value from public money; to HR keeping our employees healthy and happy, each service is vital in making sure Buckinghamshire Council has what it needs to run effectively and efficiently.

As well as providing high quality services to other areas of the Council, you could also be helping us build on the revenue which comes from our external clients. If you are ambitious, customer-focussed and bursting with new ideas, we want to hear from you.

We recognise and reward you

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That's why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. We actively encourage a good work-life balance and promote flexible and agile working arrangements. We provide discounts on various Caf├ęs, restaurants, shops and auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme. We also offer a salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme and the opportunity to gain membership to Costco. We have discounted gym memberships, Travel discounts with Arriva and Chiltern Railways and much more.