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Job title: Accountant
Category: Commercial
Term: Temporary
Location: Lancashire
Ref: 895157
Job description:
Assessment Code:
E You must have these attributes as they are the ESSENTIAL requirements of the post.
D These attributes are DESIRABLE and therefore an advantage
A Application Form
I/T Interview/Test (assessment may include a relevant test/practical exercise etc.)

NB: Successful candidates will be expected to submit any necessary documentary evidence for validation purposes (e.g. references, original certificates etc)

Attributes E/D A I/T
Experience a. Producing financial information to suite different audiences to monitor performance and aid decision making. E  
b. Apply commercial acumen to business discussions and operations to ensure best outcomes for business E  
c. Provide effective challenge and financial insight to support positive outcomes for Group. E  
d. Producing accurate and timely management and financial accounts E  
e. Managing and motivating finance staff, promoting a culture that meets the needs of and engages with customers and staff, in an open and high performing environment. E  
f. Excellent communication skills to liaise with internal and external colleagues E  
Knowledge & Expertise g. Demonstrable knowledge of operating in an commercial environment as well as social housing. E  
h. Excellent working knowledge in the preparation and submission of financial information to stakeholders E 
i. Ability to recognise VFM across the business areas and promote continuous improvement D  
j. Knowledge of Open Accounts or other similar housing finance systems to deliver services E  
k. To have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook E  
Education & Qualifications l. Qualified Accountant D 
m. Membership of a professional body or industry qualification. D 
n. Relevant Management qualification. D 
o. Evidence of Continuous Professional Development E  
Other p. Full Driving Licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use E 
q. Flexible approach to working hours in order to achieve work demands/priorities E  

NB Only those competencies below which are indicated by a tick will be assessed as part of the selection process for this job. However, for successful candidates, all competencies listed will be assessed during the probationary period (where this applies), in ongoing one-to-one meetings and as part of the annual appraisal process

Key Competencies A I/T
Heading Level Definition
Delivering Excellent Customer Service 3 * Looks for trends/monitors issues and ensures the team is equipped to manage and respond to changing customers needs 
* Ensures customer service is high on the team's agenda 
Communicating & Influencing 3 * Draws out and deals with challenging and contentious issues 
* Constructs communications to address different audiences' perspectives 
Delivering High Performance 3 * Sets performance measures for the department 
* Ensures the team have personal objectives that reflect the overall aim/vision 
Managing Change 3 * Ensures that changes are properly planned and implemented effectively with realistic timescales 
* Creates an environment that welcomes change, encouraging challenge and innovation 
Making Decisions & Solving Problems 3 * Provides advice, challenge and support for others when they are making decisions  
* Makes decisions for own area based on a good understanding of the organisations' aims and risks involved  
Developing Self & Others 3 * Understands the development priorities for the department as a whole, maintaining a clear view of short and medium term development needs 
* Promotes continuous learning and shares successes and failures to support learning across the department 
Acting Commercially 3 * Uses commercial judgement to make sound decisions for the department in the absence of precedent or policy  
* Understands deadlines within the financial calendar and ensures that activity is completed in time to meet deadlines  
Building Effective Teams 3 * Looks for regular opportunities to communicate more formally with the team as a whole (facilitating team meetings, conducting teams briefings etc) 
* Looks for opportunities to work together across teams to avoid duplication of effort and maximise efficiency 
Equality & Diversity 3 * Adapts to meet the needs of different audiences 
* Demonstrates integrity, fairness and consistency in decision making 
Salary: 20.79 per hour
Start date: 10.03.17
Contact name: Joshua Jacob
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Contact telephone number: 01473 557939
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