Financial Systems & Control Accountant

Job Information

Salary: £44,918 to £46,688 p.a.

Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time

Hours: 37

Location: Hailsham, East Sussex


If you are looking for a challenging yet rewarding role with the scope to develop, we would love to hear from you.


This is an exciting opportunity for you to build a career in financial services. In this role you will have the opportunity to develop your skills, and get involved in innovative projects which will lead to digital and service improvements, so you must be someone who embraces change and new ways of working.

What will you be doing?

Wealden District Council is looking for a Systems Accountant to take the lead on the management and development of the Council’s financial system (Advanced Business Systems E-Financials Suite). You will manage the financial system (with the support of Digital Service and the supplier) including all finance system developments to support the organisation, and improvements to processes and data quality. You will also provide financial and management accountancy support to the Head of Finance and Financial Services Manager during budget setting and year end accounting.

What do you need?

The ideal candidate will be either a qualified accountant, or AAT qualified/part qualified, or have proven equivalent knowledge/demonstrable experience of working in a systems focussed role in a similar sized organisation. You will also be an excellent communicator with excellent customer service skills and have the ability to analyse data and critically evaluate and present information from a range of sources.  You will be organised and methodical in order to meet tight and challenging deadlines and be ablet to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

You will need to have a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

The role will require flexibility to work additional hours at peak times of activity such as year-end, with appropriate recompense in either time off or overtime payment.

What do we offer?     

  • Excellent salary, generous holiday entitlement, career average pension scheme, flexible working, fantastic employee benefits
  • Comprehensive staff health & wellbeing scheme (Bronze accredited).
  • A friendly, supportive team
  • A range of opportunities for continuing professional development.
  • Ability to work from home as well as from our newly refurbished offices in Hailsham.
  • Working for a great, forward thinking Local Authority.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment.  We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

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Closing Date: 02/04/2023

Interview Date: w/c 10th April 2023

Post Number: S3102