Chief Accountant

£49,354 - £53,029
11 Apr 2017
04 May 2017
Job role
Accountant, Director
Contract Type
Full time

Middlesbrough is a fantastic place, proud of its heritage and ambitious enough to shape an entirely different future. We have set out our city-scale plans to deliver over £600 million of investment that will promote economic growth and strengthen both our regional and national reputation as a destination of choice.

Our culture is centred around empowerment with accountability and responsibility for delivery placed in your hands.

This post of Chief Accountant is a key role and we are looking for an exceptional and experienced qualified accountant who will contribute to delivering the Mayor’s Vision of a Fairer, Safer, Stronger Middlesbrough. If you have the Passion, Integrity and Focus to help us achieve our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

As Chief Accountant you will have responsibility for leading the newly forming Financial Governance Accountancy function, which will include the provision of high quality strategic financial advice and information to Members and officers of the Council.

You will lead on coordinating and delivering the statement of accounts, treasury management and the corporate financial processes of the Council. As lead officer you will ensure the accountancy function is fit for purpose and delivers a high level of good financial governance. You will ensure the statement of accounts complies with the necessary CIPFA guidelines and complies with IFRS standards. Your role will require the provision of financial advice and financial support across all Council directorates.

Middlesbrough Council has an ambitious vision set by the Mayor for the development of the area. Working within a newly formed Finance, Governance and Support Service directorate, the Financial Governance Accountancy function has a crucial role to play in enabling the delivery of that vision.

For further details and to apply online please visit North East Jobs.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact John Shiel, Head of Financial Governance and Revenues on 01642 729548.

Closing date: 4th May 2017