West Berkshire Council

Current Vacancies at West Berkshire Council
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Vacancy Summary
West Berkshire Council
From £27,803 to £37,336 per annum (Grade GH)
Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
10/04/2024 at 23:59
Vacancy Description

We are looking to recruit an Accountant to join our team supporting the Resources and Place directorates, who will report to the Senior Accountant.

The successful applicant will be involved in budget setting, budgetary control, closedown of the service accounts at the financial year end and the financial administration duties in respect of the service area. This includes providing financial advice, information and data analysis to assist managers in the delivery of their services.

The successful applicant must be numerate and computer literate, with a good knowledge of Excel in particular. They must also have a wide knowledge and experience of accountancy and the ability to give advice to non-finance staff.

As a minimum, applicants should either have an AAT Level 4 Diploma in Professional Accounting qualification or equivalent (or be undertaking the Diploma or an equivalent) or be able to evidence their qualification by experience). Applicants will ideally have 3 years’ experience in an accounting environment. Further training opportunities are available to the successful applicant.

West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Flexible working wherever possible between the hours of 07.00-19.00
  • Hybrid working wherever possible working 40% in the office
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities 
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • A range of local discounts
  • Wellbeing Programme including Employee Assistance Programme and employee benefits
  • You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement starting at 28 days per annum (plus public holidays) Rising by an additional 5 days after 5 years’ service.

Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment

Interviews are expected to be held the week commencing the 22nd of April 2024

For an informal discussion please contact Connor Markou, Senior Accountant on 01635 503230 or Jonathan Martin, Finance Manager on 01635 519474

Equal Opportunities
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people who fall within any of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
How to apply

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