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Strategic Management Accountant

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South Norfolk Council
Place of work:
South Norfolk House, Long Stratton
Salary details:
£50,735 - £53,958 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
Fixed Term
Closing date:
21 July 2019 11:30 PM
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Can you speak the numbers game?

Role Snapshot

Broadland District Council and South Norfolk Council have embarked on an exciting and ambitious new journey towards collaborative working which will culminate in the establishment of a single paid officer team supporting two autonomous Councils. As the Strategic Management Accountant, you will work across both councils to inform and devise a consistent approach for management reporting.


What you could be part of…

As part of this role you will align the financial strategies, assisting with setting the budgets for 2020/21 and the medium-term financial plans. You will be actively working with the Finance Team, Directors and Senior Managers to improve key financial and reporting processes to support business decisions and the councils’ strategies.


Working with us would enable you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and our employees challenge themselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.


What you’ll be doing…

  • Provide technical and strategic financial advice and expertise to members, managers and budget holders
  • Co-ordinate in the production of the Medium-Term Financial Strategies and Plan and annual budget
  • Undertake project work as required; including researching and producing business cases, capital and revenue estimates, costings, bids for external funding etc.

You must be…

CCAB Qualified Accountant with a demonstrable track record of working in local government finance. We are looking for someone with up to date and extensive knowledge of local government finance codes of practice, regulatory framework, legislation and systems. Along with experience of developing 3-year capital and revenue budgets


What’s in it for you…

Our current package includes employer pension contributions of 15%, performance related pay up to 4%, 23 days holiday increasing to 28 days after 5 years plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time employees), flexi time, on site café, compassionate leave and sickness entitlement for times of need.  As a Platinum Investors in People you will have regular reviews with your line manager and a personal development plan.  We also support towards volunteering days in the community and encourage staff to be involved with fun activities to raise money for local and national charities.


You may still have questions and can contact Julie Brown, Group Accountant, on (01508) 533855 to answer these for you.

To apply, please attach a CV and provide a statement of supporting evidence. This should include how you meet the criteria set out in the role profile, the reasons for applying and this contribution you would expect to make if appointed.

Interview/Assessment day: Friday 26 July 2019


An immediate start will be required, so please only apply if you are available for to start immediately.

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