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Capital Accountant
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2178VR
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 8:36 AM
  • Closing on: Tue 06/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 6 - £38,632 - £44,420 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hybrid - Works from home and in the office at Gun Wharf, Kent

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Capital Accountant

To assist the Finance Business Partner – Capital Accounts in providing capital accounting support and advice to the service directorates.

Assist the Finance Business Partner – Capital Accounts in maintaining the financial position with regards to Developer Contributions, especially Section 106, ensuring that proposed capital schemes to be funded from this source, have funds available.

To assist the Finance Business Partner – Capital Accounts by providing capital spend/budgets and funding of the outturn/proposed funding of the outturn.

To assist the Finance Business Partner – Capital Accounts with the capital aspects of the final accounts process including the capital outturn, and it’s funding thereof; the capital additions to the Council’s non-current assets; reconciliations and associated accounting treatment of capital grants and capital receipts.

Contribute, as required, to the gateway procurement process, ensuring that financial implications are properly considered.

In accordance with statutory or prescribed timetables, assist with all relevant capital returns, statistics or questionnaires to various outside bodies including the directorate’s contribution to the COR, CER and CPR returns.

To assist with associated complaints and freedom of information requests relating to the services within this area.

Establishing and maintaining sound financial systems and procedures, ensuring that these are standardised across the division to improve efficiency and effectiveness, and meet any legislative and statutory obligations.

Monitor and promote compliance with the Council’s financial rules, accounting codes of practice and other internal and external guidelines and regulations and provide general financial advice to members and officers to ensure sound financial control over the Council’s resources.


In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail Andy McNally Johnson on or Samantha Felton on

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.