Accountancy Manager

Date:  17 Apr 2024
Job Location: 


This is a Gloucester City Council job.

  • Job Title:                           Accountancy Manager (Finance Business Partner)
  • Job Location:                    Gloucester City Council 
  • Salary:                              £43,889 - £53,259 per annum 
  • Hours per Week:              37.00 
  • Contract Type:                  Permanent 
  • Closing Date:                    30/04/2024 
  • Job Requisition Number:  7792 
  • This post is not open to job share


We are a dynamic local authority providing essential services to the people of Gloucester.


Our main office, based in the Eastgate Centre on Eastgate Street in the heart of the city, is an accessible, modern and light space designed for collaborative working and finding new ways to work. It's all open plan, with a living green wall and other plants without set desks, so you can sit next to someone new every day.  We're always looking to improve how we work and we offer flexible and agile working to give our people a great work life balance.


About the Role:

This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, positive, and innovative professional. We are building on our solid financial management to ensure that we meet the financial and non-financial challenges currently affecting local government. Reporting to the Financial Services Manager, and based in the Finance & Resources service, you will be jointly responsible for leading, developing and motivating a team of seven.


You will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth operations of our finance applications and associated procedures, provide high quality financial support to the Financial Services Manager and the Senior Management Team and will work with senior colleagues on high profile corporate projects to help the Council achieve its priority outcomes. An appreciation of the challenges facing local government finance will be supported by your ability to report financial information clearly.


What we need from you:

In this role, you will lead alongside your equivalent Accountancy Manager in all aspects of the finance service for the Council. Your vast knowledge of finance systems and implementation of systems will be valuable. You will understand budget setting and financial planning, with the ability to report.


You’ll provide excellent support and robust challenge to the Council to ensure the highest level of service provision. You will be flexible in your working style, able to prioritise workloads and cope well under pressure. We expect you to be a CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant with a history of successful people management and outstanding communication skills.


What we can do for you:

Gloucester City Council is a great place to work, boasting high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy their employment with us. Our employees are the heart of what we do, and we constantly strive to recruit, develop, and retain the best talent available.


In addition to a fulfilling career, we offer an excellent employment benefits such as:

  • Agile and hybrid working options.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • An option to purchase 10 days of additional leave per year (pro rata for part-time staff)
  • Regular job-specific training.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that provides free, confidential, counselling and advice for employees, available 24 hours a day, online and by telephone.
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • A range of retail and other discounts via the Vivup Scheme.


How to Apply:


If you believe you have the necessary skills, desire, and experience required to make a positive difference in this role, please submit your application and personal statement today by clicking the "Apply Now" button.


For an informal discussion, please contact Hadrian Walters, Financial Services Manager on 01452 396231.


Closing date: 30th April 2024


Short-listed candidates will be contacted by e-mail and invited to interview taking place on 7th/8th May 2024.


Additional Information

To access the Job Profile, please follow the link below:-


Job Profile - Accountancy Manager


Gloucester City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people or vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


Equality and Diversity

We recognise the positive value of equality and diversity and pride ourselves on growing a high-performing workforce that is diverse, skilled and talented; that represents the community it serves.   


We aim to recruit a diverse pool of talent and will recruit the person who is most suited to the job without regard to their race, colour, religion or belief, age, nationality, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, caring responsibilities or disability. 


We are a disability confident employer committed to removing barriers to employment to those with disabilities or long-term health conditions. Reasonable adjustments will be made to the recruitment procedure to ensure that no-one is disadvantages because of their disability. Please contact the recruitment team if you require support or reasonable adjustments during the application or recruitment process  


Further information on our commitment to Equality and Diversity can be found Here

If you wish to apply for this position on a secondment basis, please obtain approval from your current line manager that you may be released on a secondment before submitting an application form.


It is a legal requirement, under the Immigration Act 2016, that anyone appointed to a 'customer facing role' must be able to demonstrate an ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in fluent English.