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Financial Accountant

Business & Corporate Services

Finance, Audit

Chorley & South Ribble Council Shared Service

Financial Accountant
Grade 9 - £31,895-££32,798
Full time - 36.25 hours per week
Closing date - 3rd October 2022

Your Role:
To assist the Principal Financial Accountant (Deputy S151 Officer) and Senior Financial
Accountants in providing a high quality financial and corporate accountancy service to South Ribble
Council and Chorley Council, and to meet the responsibilities to the Shared Services Joint
Committee (SSJC).

About You:

AAT Level 4 (NVQ 4)

Evidence of continuing professional development.

Experience and knowledge of working with financial and management information systems

Experience of financial accounting procedures and transactional accounting processes

Experience of advising non-finance officers

Knowledge of statutory and non-statutory requirements and legislation in relation to finance
and VAT

Experience and knowledge of finance systems

For an informal chat about the role please contact Louise Mattinson by email at

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Shared Services

We share a number of our services with Chorley Council.

Shared services allows for improved resilience across both councils and provides numerous benefits to our operations and in turn our service to our residents. It also provides significant cost savings for both councils.

Some roles we advertise will be shared services roles, meaning the successful applicant, while will be employed by one council, will work across both South Ribble and Chorley authorities.

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Equal Opportunities

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We seek to challenge any unlawful or unjustifiable discrimination and we aim to prevent exclusion on grounds such as age, disability, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion or any other unjustifiable reason. We will take appropriate action to resolve any issues raised where discrimination is alleged.

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application deadline

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3rd Oct 2022

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