Powys County Council Finance Vacancies

Recruiter
POWYS COUNTY COUNCIL
Location
Llandrindod Wells
Salary
Please see the individual vacancies on the Powys County Council Websit
Posted
07 Sep 2017
Closes
18 Sep 2017
Job Type
Contract

Looking for a great place to live and work?

Working within the Finance team in Powys isn't an easy job; you'll face many of the same challenges that affects the public sector across the UK with austerity and funding cuts that mean innovative and service
change is paramount. However you'll be facing them in a beautiful part of the UK with some of the most affordable housing in the country.

Powys County Council is a Unitary Authority which serves a population of some 132,000 residents scattered over an area of some 2,000 square miles in mid Wales; making us one of the most sparsely populated areas in Wales and England. Within that total population, just under 25,000 of people
are under the age of 25. We don't have a Starbucks on every street corner but Powys has many excellent schools, attractive property prices, lively towns, and fantastic scenery that simultaneously takes your breath away and gives you a big dose of fresh air. And rest assured, we do have a number of independent cafes selling amazing coffee!

Our main offices are based in the market towns of Welshpool, Newtown, Llandrindod Wells, Brecon and Ystradgynlais with our HQ in the Victorian Spa town of Llandrindod Wells. Welshpool is within one hour of the M6 motorway and is on a regular rail service from Shrewsbury and Birmingham. Llandrindod Wells is less than 1 hour from the Victorian seaside town of Aberystwyth and only 1?? hours from the West Midlands. And if you like mountains, the Brecon Beacons rest within the south of the county and the Snowdonia National Park is only a few minutes' drive from our northwest boundary.

Within the county, we have excellent theatres, a vibrant Welsh cultural heritage, thriving arts and artisan scenes, a wide variety of pubs and places to eat out (including two Michelin-starred restaurants) and a wealth of community based clubs and societies that will give you and your family a warm welcome.

In addition, we are also home to some of the best festivals in the UK. The Hay Festival of Literature is one with an international reputation which attracts top writers and celebrities. And the Green man festival
in the south of the county is rapidly becoming one of the top boutique festivals on the summer music circuit. In the north of the county, Machynlleth Comedy Festival regularly attracts the finest line-up seen outside Edinburgh. All these and much, much more can be on your doorstep.

The Finance Role

The Finance Team, is a small and friendly team made up of both technical and management accountants, with a central base in Llandrindod Wells. We as a team are going through a period of transformation.

These posts are pivotal to delivering the customer focused service, which moves to a greater role of business partnering, and adding value though the service change programmes, particularly with commercial business modelling, benchmarking and a training programme to ensure we have a right first time culture for all those using finance systems.

We are looking for accountants who can mentor and inspire the enthusiastic team and bring a wealth of knowledge that will continue to rejuvenate the excitement and new ways of working. The technical team have amalgamated to strengthen the team dynamic and have greater matrix working. This team aims to improve its current deadlines and maintain good audit opinions, as well as developing capital to become an enabler that underpins revenue change and efficiency.

There is a strong networking ethos across Wales and the council is working closely with the Local Health Board to deliver more integrated services and pooled budgets, so the client has a seamless service from the health and social care teams.

Within Powys County Council we wish to see of our staff continuing their learning and development as they work with our clients and we are pleased to support the personal and professional development of our employees.
Although County Hall and the Finance Team are located in Llandrindod Wells, there is the ability to work from home and locally across the county, as the work load allows. We utilise Skype to communicate widely across the county and find many of our meetings and 121s are conducted this way.

The following posts are being advertised:
• Deputy Head of Financial Services
• Senior Technical Lead
• Finance Manager x2