Accountant Local Authority

If you’re searching for a rewarding and fulfilling career opportunity, look no further. Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside North Yorkshire County Council a to appoint a talented Accountant on a Contract basis.

We are looking for experienced Accountants to join us on a placement from 6 to 12 months.

We are going through major change in North Yorkshire as we prepare for a new single council to run all local government services from April 2023 and the Finance team is at the heart of this change. We are looking for talented individuals to support us and our clients through this change, ensuring high quality financial management services shape the new Council. You will play a key role in the delivery of the Finance function of the Council, focusing on specific aspects of our services.

Our team supports a range of clients and our roles are generic and subject to rotation. You will be responsible for providing high quality financial information, advice and support. Technically sound, you will have the opportunity to get involved in a wide range of projects as well as playing a key role in the financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and month/year end closedown processes. Based in finance but working closely with internal or external clients, operational managers and project teams, the role requires someone who is comfortable operating within tight deadlines with light touch supervision.

About the role

  • Assess financial implications of initiatives and/or changes to the business of the Council.
  • Analyse financial performance, so contributing to medium and long term business planning/forecasts.
  • Promote and uphold standard ways of working in line with the framework for the finance function as a whole, as determined by the Corporate Director, Strategic Resources.
  • Ensure appropriate professional financial and related standards as required by the Corporate Director, Strategic Resources and the Council’s Constitution.
  • Assist and support budget managers to ensure completion of the annual financial accounts in line with the framework as determined by the Corporate Director, Strategic Resources.
  • Assist in the development of business cases and commercial ventures, including using a range of estimating, forecasting and scenario testing techniques.
  • To deputise for Senior Accountant or Head of Finance as required.

About you

To be successful, you will have substantial experience of operating financial systems and processes and understand their capabilities to improve services. You will be highly organised and have the ability to develop approaches and techniques having understood the brief and the customer requirements. You will have experience of resource planning to deliver a range of outputs for a number of different customers. You will be customer focused and be highly effective in communicating with a wide range of stakeholders.

How to Apply

If you think you’ve got what it takes to succeed, or would love to find out more information, either

  • Hit the apply button now and follow the steps
  • Contact Matt Byrne Fraser on
  • Email your CV to

About Spencer Clarke Group

Here at Spencer Clarke Group, we pride ourselves on connecting you with the best career opportunities; our experienced Consultants have extensive market knowledge in Accountancy and Finance and will also provide expert career advice along the way.

When you join us, you will receive:

  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency professionals

Spencer Clarke Group offer a market leading referral scheme of up to £350* so if you know of someone who may also be looking for an exciting career opportunity, ask them to email their CV to Matt Byrne Fraser on remembering to include your details as well.

*T’s & C’s apply.

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