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Are you an accountant looking for a change? Do you enjoy working in the community? We are seeking a motivated individual with the ability to meet regular deadlines to take on one of the key roles at Loddon Town Council; the Responsible Finance Officer.

The key responsibilities will be to provide day to day financial management of the Town Council and to manage the Council’s financial affairs within the legal framework for local authorities and to comply with current legislation and recommended practice. It will also include preparation of end of year accounts, annual budgeting, management of expenditure within budgets and monthly reporting to council on all financial matters.  The successful candidate will also be required to oversee projects, apply and monitor grants applications and keep track of tasks and deadlines within this varied and interesting role.

The Council is seeking someone with book-keeping experience as a minimum but preferably with accounting qualifications. Local government experience is useful but not essential. The professional development of staff is supported and funded by the Council and all training will be provided.

The post is for 16 hours a week to be worked over three days, ideally Monday, Wednesday and Friday, however there is flexibility within the role and other working patterns may be considered. Whilst most of your hours will be office-based during the week, you may be required to attend evening meetings as required, and outside of your normal working hours.

The Town Council Office is on Church Plain, Loddon. The salary will be paid in accordance with experience and in line with the National Joint Council Salary Scale rates and will range from SCP 18 (£29,269) - SCP 21 (£30,825) pro rata. This position offers the Local Government Pension Scheme and the standard employment terms and conditions agreed nationally.

In the first instance please contact the Town Council for an Application Form and Job Description:

Applications close at midday 22 April 2024.

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