Senior Technical Lead
37 hours, Permanent
Grade 14 Point 47 to Point 49
GBP41,967 to GBP43,821 per annum GBP21.7526 to GBP22.7136 per hour
Location: County Hall, Llandrindod Wells
Powys is increasing the pace of change, the county council has a new leader, a new cabinet and fresh ideas that are designed to set the authority on course for a strong and vibrant future. The emerging Vision 2025 sets out initial thoughts on what the priorities should be with a focus on the economy, health and care, learning and skills and residents and communities.
These are exciting times for the council as it looks to strengthen its technical expertise with this new role that will see the development of innovation within the technical team and improve resilience. The post will raise the profile of the service and facilitate change within a compliant environment. The key responsibility is to lead and develop the delivery of improved technical accounting services to the council to support delivery of its strategic and transformational objectives and the development and implementation of policy and strategy within technical accounting that shape the councils' financial strategies
In Finance we are moving away from traditional accounting towards a professional service that can advise on wider accounting business models to support the accelerated pace of change. Key projects in 2018 include the implementation of a new finance ledger system, faster closure of accounts and to educate the stakeholders so vat, coding and procurement regimes are accurate. In fact "Right First Time" has become our mantra to ensure our team works successfully to remove bureaucracy, change culture and add value to stakeholders.
You will be a fully qualified accountant (CCAB / CIMA), with a proven track record of achievement and the ability to influence change and support service improvement. Your knowledge should cover relevant legislation, accounting standards and codes of practice, as well as understanding the public sector challenges and opportunities. You must be able to lead across the technical team, with vision, enthusiasm and integrity and champion a culture of change and dynamism, which motivate and set direction for the team
How to apply
Closing Date: 26th September 2017
Please state any dates when you will not be available for interview in October 2017.