eam: Financial Control
Job Family: CBG11 - Enabling
Salary: £34,033 - £37,132 per annum pro rata
Hours: up to 29.6 hours per week
Base Location: Priory House, Shefford
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 19th September 2021
Interview Date: 23rd/24th September 2021
More about the role:
Are you driven by results? Can you combine incisive analysis of information and regulations with provision of advice and guidance to colleagues? If you’re a finance or taxation professional, looking for a fresh challenge, why not become our next Senior Finance Officer VAT & S106.
This key role, providing strategic and professional finance support and advice, particularly regarding VAT, will give you the chance to develop and manage tax planning, reporting and compliance across the Council. The role will involve ensuring that Central Bedfordshire Council is compliant with VAT rules, completing HMRC returns to reclaim VAT on a monthly basis (circa £3M) and working to improve existing processes where necessary. You will be required to investigate and resolve queries from internal and external customers. We are seeking applicants who have VAT experience, able to work at pace and have excellent Excel skills.
In addition, the role will assist in the accounting for and reconciliation of S106 developer contributions which have become more significant over recent years given extensive housing development in Central Bedfordshire.
You will also assist the Principal Accountant (Financial Control) in the closure of annual accounts within the prescribed timescale and standards laid down by the Chief Finance Officer and the Head of Corporate Finance.
Preferably AAT qualified and with excellent organisational skills, you will be able to adapt to any given situation, demonstrating your ability to provide informed and reliable financial advice in all circumstances. You will be an excellent communicator and a good team player with knowledge and experience of Local Government finance.
Following business process efficiencies, this position is being offered up to 29.6 hours per week. We are flexible with regards the number of days that this is worked over and the COuncil is also able to offer flexibility with regards to working location.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your understanding of VAT and S106. Join us and take advantage of our rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver value for money and positive outcomes for our local residents.
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx