Horsham District Council are looking for a Corporate Accountant to join our dynamic Finance and Performance department. Working closely with the Head of Finance and Performance you will support the Council with corporate finance issues, including budget setting and preparation of the financial statements.
As Corporate Accountant you will lead with the preparation of the Councils Annual Statement of Accounts and be the first point of contact for enquiries from the external auditors. You will provide advice to Members and Officers during the budget process, analysing the implications of corporate budget decisions upon revenue accounts. Working flexibly across the department you will be involved in managing a team of financial accountants, finance assistants and trainees.
To succeed as Corporate Accountant, you will be a fully qualified finance professional with experience of analysing and providing advice / guidance on finance issues, accounting policies, regulations, and practices.
For an informal discussion about this role please call Samantha Wilson, Head of Finance and Performance on 01403 215309.
Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ (199.8 hours) annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme. Most of our office-based roles have the potential for hybrid working, we are currently trialling a 50/50 home/office working model, subject to review.
If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.
Internal applicants, if you would like to apply for the role, please submit an expression of interest to HR@horsham.gov.uk explaining clearly how you meet the criteria and what you feel you can bring to the role.
Applicants invited for interview will be asked to complete a Thomas’ Personal Profile Analysis (PPA) which provides a rapid and deep insight into behavioural preferences and communication style.