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Chief Accountant

We are looking for a fully qualified accountant with experience in financial and team management to head up the Accountancy service - as Chief Accountant and Deputy Section 151 Officer.

The successful candidate will manage our Accountancy and Exchequer Division, ensuring the provision of an efficient service in accordance with approved Council strategies, plan, policies and procedures. The Chief Accountant will take a leading role in the provision of financial advice and support, to include the preparation of the budget and the final accounts for the authority.

With world class coast, countryside, the Jerwood Art Gallery, an award winning newly restored historic pier, affordable house prices, good schools and outstanding community spirit Hastings is a great place to live and work

This is an exciting and rewarding time to be involved in the development of Hastings and to contribute towards the development and implementation of the Council's ambitious strategy.

If you wish to discuss the vacancy, please contact Peter Grace, Chief Finance Officer on

To apply:

Send CV to - Job Description and Person Specification available on website address below OR

Apply online at

Closing date: 2 nd January at midday

Chief Accountant

Hastings Borough Council
Hastings, UK

Published on 11 Dec 2019