Accounting Officer (Corporate Finance)

Favourite Orkney Islands Council
Ref no: ORK01980
Closes: Sunday, 24th September 2017
Published: Friday, 8th September 2017
Location: Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney
Salary: £25,129 - £31,845 per year
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Orkney Islands Council
Category: Financial
Sub-category: Accountant


Finance Services

Accounting Officer (Corporate Finance) (Ref: ORK01980)
35 hours per week
Temporary Maternity Cover for period of up to one year
£27,177 – £33,893 (Including Distant Islands Allowance)

The post holder will be required to undertake a range of duties within the Corporate Finance Section of the Finance Service. In particular, you will assist in the continuing development of the final accounts process, accounting for fixed assets and the production of the Council’s annual financial statements. You will provide Council Services with high quality financial advice, ensuring the maintenance of sound financial and accounting practice and adherence to Council procedures. You will also be expected to liaise with staff across a range of disciplines both within the council and external agencies, including external audit.

The candidate will hold a relevant profession qualification, ideally with previous experience of working within a finance environment and have a good understanding of local government finance. You should possess excellent communication skills and be able to produce written work to a high standard. You will have sound numerical and analytical skills and be familiar with computer based financial systems.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

You will be able to demonstrate a proven track record of achievement, with the ability to work under pressure and deliver priorities within fixed timescales.

For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Shonagh Merriman, Accounting Manager on 01856 873535 Ext. 2105.

Alternatively, contact Customer Services for an application pack at Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY, tel: (01856) 873535 or e-mail:

Closing Date: 24 September 2017

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post.

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