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Support Accountant - Housing

East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
£28,672 - £31,346 per annum
Job term:
Full Time
37 hpw
Closing Date
26 October 2021 01:00 PM
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  • Support Accountant – Housing   
  • £28,672 - £31,346 per annum
  • Permanent
  • 37 hours per week
  • Based in East Suffolk House or Riverside

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

Reporting to the Finance Business Partner-Housing, we are looking for a highly motivated and skilled Support Accountant with a sound financial background to join our team and deliver high quality financial services.  You will have a proven track record in operational delivery of accounting services gained within a similar operational role either within the private or public sector.  

Strong analytical skills, a logical approach to problem solving and an eye for detail are essential requirements for this role.  Working with a range of contacts is a key aspect of the role, so good communication, time management and excellent relationship management skills are essential to this role. You will be working with a team of finance professionals with a strong team ethic and drive to continuously improve the services it delivers.  The ideal candidate will be a good team player with the drive to actively contribute to improving service delivery.

Previous experience working within a Housing team is not required as support/mentoring will be provided. The Council may request the attendance of conferences and/or webinars to help build an understanding of public sector social housing requirements for the role.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays).
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Damilola on 07867450321.

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