Accounting Technician

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: SEP20213389

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Fixed Term


£29,577 - £32,233 Per Annum

Closing date

24 September 2021

Accounting Technician – Health and Social Care – secondment/fixed term opportunity for up to 18 months due to funding.

Salary:  Band 8, £ £29,577 – £32,233 p.a.

37 hours per week

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

What is the role

This role is based with the Health & Adult Social Care finance team and reports to the Senior Accountant.

As an accounting technician you will provide high quality financial management, professional advice and accountancy services to the Directors, the Senior Management team and budget managers within the Service. The role will also provide support and information to key stakeholders (e.g. elected members, the public, other services within Portsmouth City Council) via the Senior Accountant.

The successful applicant will cover grant reporting, government submissions, budget monitoring and forecasting information and contribute to the preparation of the budget, year end accounts plus other financial analysis and support as required. The role will support the wider team and assist in providing analysis and support for a wide range of tasks, including a range of financial and contractual issues, supporting best practice and process improvement, interpreting legislation, applying financial regulations and codes of practice and providing support for budget manager and the service.

What you’ll need to succeed

As well as being a qualified Accounting Technician you will have the ability to form good relationships and provide a first class service. 

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.


How to apply: Please see attached document at the bottom of the Job page and ensure you fully read and follow the guidance in the ‘How to Apply’ on the home/front page of the careers portal, before you complete your application to ensure that you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. In addition there is information in the How to apply that you need to evidence in your application.  This is really important if you do not address the points on the profile and if all the information is not completed/provided you will not be shortlisted. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV.


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