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Group Accountant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

The Finance Service in Cambridgeshire is focused on stewardship of funds on behalf of local taxpayers and promoting value for money across the County Council. We are a diverse team of finance professionals which is highly regarded across the organisation.

We have a need to boost our professional capacity around capital and fixed assets accounting and financial reporting. The role sits within our corporate finance group, which is a team of skilled professionals who lead on accounts closure, budget setting, treasury and financial monitoring co-ordination. The role centralises responsibility for capital finance from other colleagues in the corporate finance team, and creates new capacity to help us proactively manage the capital programme and respond to accounting code changes.

We work on a hybrid basis at Cambridgeshire, with teams coming into the office together around two days per week, with the option to be home or office based for the rest of the week. Re-location support can be provided to eligible people who move to the local area for this role.

Interviews are expected to take place in week commencing 16 October 2023.

For more information or to chat about this opportunity please contact Ellie Tod at

What will you be doing?

This role will lead on capital accounting across all parts of the financial cycle:

  • budget setting, including whole capital programme budgeting, capital finance and MRP projections
  • in-year monitoring, driving consistency in capital reporting across the whole council and developing guidance on capital finance
  • final accounts, including working with Property Services in ensuring asset valuations are completed

You will be the main source of advice to the finance team and the council on capital finance, and will be responsible for responding to changes in the capital finance regime and capital accounting code changes (including IFRS 16)

You will have a central role working closely with the Strategic Finance Manager for Corporate Finance, the Head of Finance and colleagues across the wider finance team who have service-specific responsibilities for capital.

About you

We are looking to appoint a committed and self-motivated finance professional to bring energy and expertise to this new role. You will be a fully- or part-qualified accountant and able to demonstrate experience in capital accountancy. You will be a problem solver and be able to pro-actively co-ordinate the work of a range of peer professionals.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible working
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme.
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network.
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.


We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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