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Finance Officer - St Albans

St Albans City & District Council

£25,480 - £27,608

Full time

St Albans, East of England



St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.

In this post you will provide a range of practical and technical accounting services for a range of functions including invoicing, debt management, accounts payable, cashiering, housing rents, payroll and bank reconciliations, etc. You will be responsible for and expected to take ownership of calculating, reconciling, investigating and resolving any discrepancies in areas of work assigned. You will also provide support to the Finance Team Leader (Systems) on other functions as needed from time to time.

With previous experience and in-depth understanding of accounting concepts (debits, credits, balance sheet, revenue account, accruals, reconciliation processes etc) is essential for this post. The ability to analyse and interrogate accounts together with excellent numerical and analytical skills are essential for this post. 

A good communicator you must also be IT literate with the working knowledge of MSOffice and the ability to use other financial data systems for data enquiries and input.

We offer a competitive package which also includes up to 23 days annual leave, pension scheme, reimbursement of professional fees, access to parking, training and development opportunities, flexible working options (including homeworking), leisure and travel discounts and a number of other benefits.

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