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Systems Accountant - Avon Fire and Rescue Service (REF: SA/AFRS)

£35,934 - £38,813

Listed 20 January 2020

Systems Accountant

Based at: Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters - Portishead
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week          
Salary: Hay 5 (£35,934 - £38,813)
Closing date: Noon on 28 January 2020 

Avon Fire and Rescue Service are seeking a Systems Accountant to support with the improvement and development of its financial systems and interfaces.  As a senior member of the Finance Team the Systems Accountant will play a key role in the continuous development of the in-house processing of financial and non-financial data to ensure the delivery of an efficient and effective service to stakeholders.

If successful, you will take a proactive lead in the Authority’s ambitious plans for a transformation and digitalisation programme, ensuring the integration of systems and that data is captured in an effective and efficient manner.  The devolvement of budgets is a key priority for the Service and you will also take a lead role in training and educating budget holders and senior managers in setting future budgets, preparing monthly monitoring reports, business cases and making robust financial decisions.

You will be expected to provide high level financial support and advice on all technical and systems initiatives.  You will support the Finance Manager with the preparation of annual Revenue and Capital budgets, supporting the preparation of the annual statement of accounts and also producing reports for our Senior Management Board to ensure that decisions are taken in light of full and accurate financial information.

In order to be considered for this role, you will need to hold a full CCAB accountancy qualification and must have at least 5 years’ relevant accountancy experience and be able to demonstrate a strong technical financial background.  We are also looking for a candidate that has experience of using Unit4 Business World (Agresso) system or an equivalent financial system.

To see the full duties of the role and candidate criteria required please see the job description provided on this webpage

How to apply

The job description and application is available to download from our website. Once you have read the job description please complete the application form telling us how you meet the essential and desirable criteria of the role, which is stated on the job description - tell us how your skills, qualifications and experience match those required for this role, and provide examples wherever you can. The information you give us will assist us in our shortlisting process.

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service, Police & Fire Headquarters, PO Box 37, Valley Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8JJ by the closing date and time. Alternatively, you can email your application to hr.admin@avonfire.gov.uk. Late applications will not be accepted. 

Please quote job reference number 3010 on any communications.

Thank you.

Closing date: 28 January 2020

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