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System Accountant

Vacancy Summary
Adur & Worthing Councils
Starting From £35,745 to £38,890 Per annum
Worthing Town Hall
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
26/09/2021 at 23:55
Vacancy Description

System Accountant


Salary: Starting From £35,745  to £38,890  Per annum

Grade: Grade 7

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Place of work: Worthing Town Hall, Blended Working

Closing date: Sunday 26th September 2021, 23:55pm

Interviews: tbc


Duties of the post:

The role will be to maintain the operational efficiency of the Finance Management System, working collaboratively with stakeholders, reporting directly to the Principal Accountant (Systems). There will be an opportunity for progression with the team for a suitable candidate.

This multi-faceted role is to provide a first level lead on the maintenance and day to day operation of the finance management system and management of the help desk, ensuring adequate controls and system checks are in place to protect the clarity and integrity of all financial information and records. 

Engagement with system implementations relating to software updates and acquisitions will also feature, dependent on the timing of completed planned acquisitions.

Ideally you will have experience within a systems accountant role with strong financial acumen (QBE or qualified) and strong knowledge of reporting tools and Microsoft Office products. 

You need to be an excellent communicator with the ability to build relationships at all levels. 

You may be expected to get involved in more routine accounting tasks (for example month end preparation, budgeting and forecasting, user training) as prescribed by the requirements of the organisation). 

You will be joining a friendly, driven team with a combination of office based and remote working.


Staff are our most important asset and we therefore have a benefit package which reflects our continuing commitment to our employees.  This includes:

  • Generous leave entitlement; a minimum of 25 days + Bank holidays 
  • Local Government Pension
  • Training & development
  • Occupational Health
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Flexible working options

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. Staff work in a supportive and safe environment, recognising their responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. Standards of conduct must be of the highest level to ensure that no-one is harassed, bullied or victimised. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, staff engagement forums and are keen to hear from applicants from a variety of different backgrounds.

Equal Opportunities
Adur and Worthing councils have a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Adur District and Worthing Borough Councils are equal opportunities employers and encourages applications from people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, people of any religion or belief or sexual orientation and job sharers. Childcare subsidy is payable in appropriate cases. Work base location is indicated, however you may be asked to work at any such place within the Adur District and Worthing Borough Council Service’s area as required. Additional Information As part of Adur & Worthing Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.
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