Accounting Technician

Application ends: October 17, 2022
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Job Description

Northallerton, England

Accounting Technician

Grade H

Salary:£27,344 to £30,151

Contract– Full Time Permanent

Location: (Hybrid home/office working) Northallerton

Are you driven by more than just the bottom line? Want to be more than just an Accounting Technician?

We are a huge yet dynamic organisation employing over 15,000 people and we spend in excess of £1 billion each year delivering council services across North Yorkshire. We own multi-million pound turnover companies that operate in the private sector building broadband infrastructure, building and maintaining roads and disposing of and recycling waste. Our Finance Team also administer the North Yorkshire Pension Fund, managing the scheme and investing its multi-billion pound assets. Although focussed on supporting our local communities across North Yorkshire we very much have a national and global outlook.

This is an exciting opportunity for professionals qualified to at least level 4 AAT or equivalent qualification to join an ambitious team. We are entering a period of considerable change and transformation as eight councils merge into one in April 2023 as a result of Local Government Reorganisation in the county. You will make a real contribution, stretching your abilities to overcome challenges and benefitting from the resulting opportunities and rewards. Your workload will be diverse offering many opportunities to channel your talents and develop your career as you could be:

  • supporting improvement projects
  • helping departments to set accurate budgets for the services they deliver
  • supporting the production of management and statutory accounts
  • investigating and responding to financial questions from Budget Managers
  • involved in developing our commercial effectiveness
  • influencing the design, development and implementation of new processes
  • working with our IT colleagues to ensure we maximise the potential of our extensive suite of finance systems including Oracle and SAGE

Add to this the satisfaction of contributing to the achievement of great outcomes for our community, using your professional finance skills to help deliver services that make a positive change to people’s lives – very often the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our communities, and it adds up to a rewarding and stimulating role….. more than just an Accounting Technician, you will be driven by more than just the bottom line!

North Yorkshire Finance is an innovative, proactive and friendly service with an excellent reputation both within the council and across the wider public sector. Our team of 75 professionals provides you with a considerable support network of advice and expertise so you are never on your own. We value your potential and welcome applicants no matter what your career background is, your finance skills and knowledge are both adaptable and diverse. We champion career development through training courses and opportunities to experience work in other accountancy disciplines through our role rotation approach.

All our lives have changed over the past couple of years so we also recognise the importance of your life outside work. We offer benefits including flexi-time, hybrid home/office working and a generous leave entitlement which all help towards ensuring you enjoy a sustainable work life balance. We also provide a generous defined benefit pension and staff discount scheme. Support packages are also available for you to study for accountancy qualifications through our salary sacrifice scheme.

Contact and apply

If you have any questions please contact John Hollins, Head of Finance, NY Highways, email

Click apply, register your details and upload your CV.

Closing Date: 6th October 2022

Interviews: w/c 17th October 2022

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